Skydeck Chicago in Chicago, IL

Willis Tower 103rd FloorChicago, IL 60606
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Skydeck Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

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Overview

Located on the 103rd floor of the former Sears Tower, Skydeck Chicago offers a unique way to see The Windy City and beyond from a jaw-dropping 1,353 feet in the air. Open 365 days a year, this exciting attraction also offers museum-quality exhibits, a fascinating theater presentation and more. Guests can step out on The Ledge’s glass boxes, which extend about 4.3 feet from the Skydeck.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Open all year long.
  • Blackout dates apply to attraction admission.
  • See 4 states, 50 miles, and a 360-degree view from 1,353 feet in the air.
  • Located on the 103rd floor of Willis Tower.

Description

from Skydeck Chicago
No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago! Enjoy 360-degree views spanning up to 50 miles and 4 states and our most spectacular view—1,353 feet straight down! "Dare to Stand Out" on The Ledge—glass balconies extending 4.3 feet outside the building provide a thrilling, once in a lifetime experience!

The Skydeck experience is all new from the ground up. Discover the best of Chicago as you make your way up to the 103rd floor. New museum-quality exhibits and interactive technology highlight the iconic tower and celebrate Chicago’s rich history and culture through captivating visuals. Your trip to Skydeck Chicago will be an unforgettable experience!

Capacity may be restricted and subject to availability. Skydeck Chicago will not issue refunds for low visibility, long wait times, and/or circumstances outside their control. Hours are subject to change without notice.

Not available on the following dates in 2019:
3/15, 3/16, 3/17
5/24, 5/25, 5/26, 5/27
7/4, 7/5, 7/6, 7/7
8/30, 8/31, 9/1, 9/2
11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/1

Tripster Customer Reviews

81 Reviews
Niharika Pasumarthy
Pleasanton, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Skydeck chicago"
November 2019
Overall a decent experience, we got lucky as we went right around closing time, if you are less than a group of three you get only 60 seconds to get your pictures which is highly impossible to get all the pictures you want, we went again in the line to get more pictures, as it it already 9:00pm and it wasn’t crowded we had a full ledge for free so we got extra tickets
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Tip: Try to get around the closing time or right after they open if you want good pictures

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Volodymyr Baiovskyi
Chicago, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great attraction"
September 2019
Great place to visit. Nice view.
Just in weekend long line, we waited about 2 hours.
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Tip: long line

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Kristin Waldby
Williamsville, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience!"
August 2019
We arrived shortly after they opened on a Friday and did not have to spend much time waiting in line. If you buy your voucher online you are able to bypass the line to buy to pick up your tickets. The views from the top were spectacular and it was nice that they had a gift shop on top and on the main level. The wait for the ledge was a little longer and you only get a short amount of time to enjoy the view, but the staff is friendly, helpful, and ready to take photos for you!
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Tip: Get there early to avoid a long wait to get to the top and to the ledge.

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Abhay Manjeshwar
Morrisville, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing Experience"
August 2019
Tripster website was simple and quick booking. Loved the experience at Skydeck Chicago, beautiful view and we went twice on the ledge to have the best pictures, different poses with only 60seconds on the ledge for each family.
I would definitely recommend Skydeck Chicago as part of the Chicago trip. Enjoy guys
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Tip: Sky ledge - 60-90 seconds, but u can get into queue again and get your kind of pictures.

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Zhazira Myrzakhanova
Brooklyn, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"SkyDeck chicago"
August 2019
This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. the view from above is absolutely stunning. You can get a 360-degree view of the entire city and even some of the outskirts. And best of all, there is a glass box that suspends from the tower into the middle of nowhere. You can stand on the glass box appreciating mankind's ability to defy laws of gravitation. You will remember this trip forever till your last breath.
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Tip: Long line

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Miguel Guajardo
Copperas Cove , TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great view of Chicago"
August 2019
Excellent views from the top of the Willis Tower. It had been about thirty years since I last visited Chicago and I made sure to take my daughter to see the beautiful views from the 103rd floor of the Willis (old Sears) Tower. We did visit on the weekend of Lollapalooza so it was very packed. We spent about three hours total in order to get to the top. But it was well worth it. Recommend this and you won't regret it. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks to Tripster for the discounts.
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Tip: Make sure that you download your tickets on your phone prior to getting to the Willis tower. Internet connection and the Wifi there is very unpredictable.

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Tabatha Howe
Palm Coast, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing view!"
August 2019
Awesome experience! Amazing views! The line was about 20 minutes down stairs and another wait of 20 minutes or so for the ledge so plan for 1 hour to 1.5 hours for your visit. This is totally worth the wait. The view at night is supposed to be wonderful as well.
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Tip: Save a few dollars by purchasing on a third party site.

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Angelique Sanches
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Must seen"
July 2019
Really beautiful spot to see the entire city on a really new and beautiful way. Thanks Tripster for the 5$ reduce.
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Tip: 30 min wait to get on the top

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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zhongjiezhao
Ottawa, Canada
"Exceptional view of the city"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2020 NEW
The night view of the city is so amazing when you step on the skydeck. It's scary for many people. Just don't look down! However the queues are always long. You need to queue for getting to the top of the building and queue again for access the skydeck. Staffs will give group of 4 or more 90 seconds and group of 3 or under 60 seconds. They are happy to take pictures for you and they are good at it.
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zsoltc260
"To the sky thru "hell""
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2020 NEW
Be prepared to queu for 3-4 hours underground with thousands of people and than wait also for hours for the SkyDeck to be there for 10 sec! Rather a disappointment even though the view is stunning from up there.
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wombledavid
Headcorn, United Kingdom
"Ferris Bueller's Day off"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2020 NEW
If you want to revisit all of the locations that Ferris Beuller went to on his infamous day off, this is a must. Dare yourself to climb intp the glass balcony where you can look directly down to street level. Seems easy when you are in line, right up to the point you have to step out. Chicago is a big city and thiis is a great way to get your bearings.
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Jirecarol
Columbia, Missouri
"Enjoyable visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2020 NEW
We visited after dark on a Saturday and their were no lines our crowds. Although you can't see as far or as much the view at night was great and the smaller crowds made it easier to linger and to enjoy.
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Keenomanjaro
Croydon, United Kingdom
"Beat the queues - arrive early"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 10, 2020 NEW
What better way to orientate yourself in a new city than from the 103rd floor of one of the tallest buildings in the world. We'd read about long queues for the elevators, so set our alarm early and arrived about ten minutes before the doors opened, which meant there were only a small handful of people in front of us and ensured we had unobstructed views once we made it to the Sky Deck. The viewing area is very good, with dramatic views over the city's other skyscrapers and out to Lake Michigan. The highlight was definitely The Ledge - a glass bottomed, enclosed balcony which I assumed would be a bit of a novelty but was in fact a real thrill. The staff ensure everyone has a fair amount of time on The Ledge, but I imagine queues can build up pretty quickly. They were also happy to take photos so you can prove how brave you were to all your friends! A great start to our time in Chicago, I'd recommend this to all first time visitors to the city.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Skydeck Chicago

When is the last entry?
Last entry is 30 minutes prior to close.

What is the Ledge?
The Ledge is a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower.

Is the Skydeck accessible to the disabled?
Yes, it is. Ramps make wheelchair access easy and the elevators can easily accommodate wheelchairs and scooters.