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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

19 Reviews
chevon thibodeau
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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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Debbi5877
Richfield, Ohio
"Amazing views, military discount was appreciated"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2019 NEW
A must to you as soon as you get to Chicago’s so that you can see the spectacular city from that perspective. You could really get a good view of different architecture. And it was wonderful event they gave me a military discount there was substantial.
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SharonB231
Toledo, Ohio
"Great Views Chicago"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2019 NEW
There are great views of the city from here. It is fully enclosed so no open air views. There is a small gift shop and a bar here as well as restrooms. They have an additional attraction for an extra fee called Tilt where they tilt you while you are standing on a platform over the edge of the tower. This is fully enclosed. Some people find it scary. It lasts about a minute. They take pictures and charge quite a bit for them while you are doing the Tilt. They do not allow you to take your own pictures. There is generally a wait for the elevators. A nice observatikn tower for pictures.
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Dogpound0804
Monrovia, Indiana
"Weekend get away"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2019 NEW
This place was cool. Long lines buy city pass more bang for your buck, go when they first open. Seemed a little warm when we was there.
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tsm24
Miss
"Not Too Scary😳"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2019 NEW
My kids said it wasn’t scary. I must admit that I was a little nervous. It was cool how you gradually tilted forwarded. We went in the afternoon and there was no wait. We also enjoyed picking out different places around Chicago from way up.
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OHsoccermom5
Hilliard, Ohio
"Just...wow"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2019 NEW
Let's not mince words, here: the number one reason to visit is The Tilt. Both terrifying and exhilarating, the tilt will leave your knees buckling and your heart racing. Or you can avoid the tilt, which is an extra fee, and just enjoy the incredible and unparalleled views all around., If you go, go early in the day. The lines can get really long, even on a work day.
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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.