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Willis Tower & Chicago Skydeck

233 S Wacker Dr, 103rd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60606 USA

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“Now that's a good view”

Step out and enjoy a view like you’ve never experienced before at Skydeck Chicago’s The Ledge. Located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, the Ledge’s glass boxes jut out from the side of the skyscraper, offering unparalleled views of Chicago and four neighboring states.

About The Willis Tower:

Willis Tower (formerly named and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower) is a 108-story, 1,451-foot (442 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At the time of its completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York, and it held this rank for nearly 25 years. The Willis Tower is the tallest building in the United States and the seventh-tallest freestanding structure in the world. The skyscraper is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chicago, and over one million people visit its observation deck each year.

Named the Sears Tower throughout its history, in 2009 Willis Group Holdings obtained the right to rename the building, as part of their lease on a portion of its offices. On July 16, 2009, the building was officially renamed the Willis Tower. On August 13, 2012, United Airlines announced it will be moving its corporate headquarters from 77 West Wacker Drive to the Willis Tower.

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Reviewed by
Andrew Fickas

  • 30 Reviews
  • 22 Helpful
July 2, 2014
Rated 5.0

Went early spring in the evening after the sun had gone down. Still a crowd, but the wait didn't seem too bad. Going at night it was cool to see the city all light up as far as the eye could see. The whole glass ledge thing was definitely a unique experience. Even if you can be a bit shaken by heights like me, I recommend the challenge! We also happened to get tickets ahead of time from a vendor on the street which allowed us to skip the ticket line, so keep your eyes peeled if you like skipping lines!

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  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
November 12, 2015
Rated 5.0

My fiancee asked me to marry him on the skydeck after dark... with the city lit up under and around us, it was magical. :) I highly recommend, worth the visit. Also, if you buy tickets through expedia, you'll save a buck and a half each ticket... not a huge discount, but it's something.

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Reviewed by
James Fisher

  • Road Warrior
  • 481 Reviews
  • 349 Helpful
May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0

The views are unbelievable as you can imagine, and stepping out onto the glass is a kind of freaky experience that really goes against your better nature. The other fun part is the elevator up, it shoots up so high & fast your ears will pop. Don't forget this was the world's tallest building for a while back there!

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  • Road Warrior
  • 402 Reviews
  • 195 Helpful
September 21, 2014
Rated 5.0

Chicago Skydeck is totally worth the $19 pp. My children are afraid of heights, so my wife is and I decided to take the tour to the upper floors on my own. Had to wait for 30' at the queue but it was well worth it.

I had my camera with me and took some amazing photographs of Chicago. It is amazing how small, we people are, when looking from this point of view.

Great experience but I wouldn't recommend it to people that are afraid of heights.

1 person found this review helpful

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Joel Schat

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  • 238 Reviews
  • 373 Helpful
August 8, 2014
Rated 4.0

The views from up here are really really awesome. Your not allowed tripods (for the photographers among us) but if you go up just around sunset it will blow your mind! The actual skydeck experience is pretty cool but when I was here there was a 30 person line minimum for the entire 3 hours I was up here!
The experience is worth the wait and the views are worth the $$

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  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 25, 2017
Rated 5.0

Views for days! Get the city pass and skip the horrible line.

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  • 0 Helpful
July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0

Absolutely amazing experience. Take note that there is a long waiting time took us 3 hours for the entire experience. If you doing the Willis tower experience no need to do the 360 view at John Hanson building unless you wish to do the tilt there.

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  • 68 Reviews
  • 20 Helpful
April 1, 2016
Rated 5.0

The glass cracked when I stepped on it - just kidding. A really cool experience to look straight down through the glass. Long line obviously, but definitely worth it!

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Ken Valuska

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  • 575 Reviews
  • 153 Helpful
February 24, 2016
Rated 4.0

the views (as everyone says) are amazing, but the really unique part is stepping onto the glass... Completely freaks you out for a minute, worth the price

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  • 2 Helpful
November 12, 2015
Rated 5.0

Forgot to rate.. 5, obviously. :)

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Willis Tower & Chicago Skydeck

233 S Wacker Dr, 103rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois
60606 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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