360 Chicago Observation Deck in Chicago, IL

875 N. Michigan Ave.Chicago, IL 60611
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Overview

Ever wondered what the entire city of Chicago looked like from 1,000 feet up? Located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, you can see captivating views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. If you’re daring, try TILT — a one-of-a-kind attraction that angles visitors 30 degrees over Michigan Avenue for an unbeatable view. Trust us, this exhilarating opportunity is worth it!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Open daily from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Last entry at 10:30 pm.
  • Located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center.
  • TILT is Chicago’s highest moving experience.

Description

from 360 CHICAGO
Soaring 1,000 feet over Chicago’s legendary Michigan Avenue, 360 CHICAGO is one of the city’s most unique attractions. Located at 875 N. Michigan Avenue on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, 360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory) offers breathtaking views of Chicago’s lakefront, magnificent skyline and four neighboring states.

After only a 40-second ride in North America's fastest elevators to the observation deck, guests can experience what Travel & Leisure Magazine voted one of the best views in America. 360 CHICAGO is also the only place where locals and visitors alike can enjoy TILT – Chicago’s highest moving experience. This one-of-a-kind marvel tilts guests out and over the city from the 94th-floor observation deck and gives up to 8 visitors at a time the most thrilling views of Chicago.

Along with the unforgettable excitement of TILT, and its spectacular views of the city skyline, 360 CHICAGO also offers a variety of educational opportunities. It all begins on the concourse level with an interactive exhibit highlighting Chicago’s rich history and showcasing nine of the city’s culturally unique neighborhoods. On the 94th-floor, interactive learning displays and audio tours in 7 languages allow guests to further explore the history and architecture of the magnificent city stretched out before them. So if you are looking for the very best way to experience Chicago, make sure your first stop is 360 CHICAGO, located only at the Hancock at 875 North Michigan Avenue.

Please Note:
360 Chicago will be closing at 6:00pm on Wednesday, January 22nd for a private event and will open at 9:00am the following day.


Tripster Customer Reviews

19 Reviews
chevon thibodeau
CA
1 Review
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"Stunning views!"
July 2019
Great way to start the trip and see the city!
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Candice Kryzaniak
Plainfield, IL
1 Review
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"Unforgettable!"
December 2018
Going to 360 Chicago during the week was an excellent idea! We did not have to wait in line and the view of the skyline was beautiful! I have lived near Chicago my whole life and never experienced anything like this! The staff was friendly and the drink at the bar were reasonable and delicious!
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Tip: Make sure to purchase your tickets online!

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Karl Villeneuve
CA
1 Review
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"Wonderful view"
December 2018
We had a great time. The view is stunning!
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Tip: Buy your ticket online to save some money. The video presentation is so interesting.

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Natalia Marques
BR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Problems"
November 2018
I used my international card to buy the tickets but, after the purchase, I received an email that I should call to Reserver Chicago center in order to confirm my identity. It was a trouble.
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Tip: Be careful

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Pratik Bhus
Burien , WA
1 Review
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"Great online prices."
September 2018
The reason I choose to book the tickets form here is great online price. You get the vouchers on the email and they can be redeemed any time at the counter. Sometimes ticket windows close due to rush but if you have a voucher they provide you tickets instantly and you are good to go. This part was great as I visited on Labor Day weekend.
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Tip: This is not a fast pass and only voucher. You have to collect the tickets from counter

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Tripster Customer
Chicago, IL
1 Review
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"Way too expensive for eeehhhh nothing!"
September 2018
You pay a hundred dollars to see the city from a building of which there are many more. Nothing is included, no drinks, not the pictures of 25 usd , nor the window that tilts 8 usd. Ridiculous. Save your money and go to a top floor for free somewhere else
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Tip: Find a lift somewhere else and enjoy the view for free

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Sandra Vale
Houston, TX
1 Review
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"It was a Blast"
September 2018
For someone that is not too fond of heights, it wasn't bad at all. Definitely a great experience and a must do when visiting Chicago! Lines went fast and everyone was helpful and friendly.
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Tip: You cannot take photo's while you are in the experience however there is a photographer there and you can purchase your photo afterwards if you'd like.

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Shelly Hoefer
Rockford, IL
1 Review
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"Fun day"
September 2018
Had a great time. Great veiw. Had a bonus as it was the air show that weekend so got to watch the air.planes while sitting with food and.drinks in the air conditioning!!!
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Tip: Tilt was cool., A little short ...wish it lasted longer. They had a singer and music too

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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amykX5178JX
"Great views without big crowd!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 21, 2020 NEW
Spectacular views...just as good as Willis Tower but without the wait/crowd. Same day at Willis was a 2 hr wait. We wait here for less than 10 min! Plus it was $22, plus $8 tilt add on.
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800TerryB
Benfleet, United Kingdom
"Perfect views"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2020 NEW
Went up the tower for the first time. Had previously been to the Willis tower and had such a great experience, we had to do the tilt as well. Great views and a fantastic experience being tilted 30 degrees. Definitely a recommended place to visit.
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Greg704
Charlotte, North Carolina
"Love the view"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 15, 2020 NEW
This observation deck is fascinating. The view is absolutely perfect. I have never seen a tilt before; but didn’t have the stomach to attempt the feeling of being suspended so high up. This was an interesting excision but perhaps not work the entrance fee.
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songbirdnay
Lilburn, Georgia
"Best view!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2020 NEW
The view is really spectacular, a must see. We also went on "The Tilt", which I would recommend if you're a tourist, but it's a one time thing, wouldn't do it again. Cool, but not as "thrill-seeking" as I anticipated. But the view up top is worth the time and money.
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seawolfau
Gold Coast
"The best view in Chicago"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2020 NEW
This observation deck is simply amazing, whatch the history behind the building and how it was constructed while looking out over lake Michigan and seeing the whole of Chicago is mind Blowing
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Frequently Asked Questions about 360 CHICAGO

How much is parking?
Parking is available at the John Hancock Center garage. All guests of the 360 CHICAGO receive a $5.00 discount off parking. Parking fees apply per hour. Validation is located at the ticketing desk in the concourse for any guest who has entry to 360 CHICAGO proof of purchase. This is an offer for ticketed guests only.

What is TILT and is it included with my admission ticket?
No, it is not included. Tilt is a thrilling feature that extends out and over The Magnificent Mile with downward facing views from 1,000 feet up. Participants must be at least 42 inches tall. You can purchase an admission ticket for $7 per person on the 94th-floor.

When is the best time to visit?
Arrive first thing in the morning for the quickest trip to the top. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the least crowded.

Is this wheelchair friendly?
All entrances are accessible, Delaware Place entrance has direct elevator access.