Skydeck Chicago in Chicago, IL

Willis Tower 103rd FloorChicago, IL 60606
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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.

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Amy Wallace

What an incredible view of Chicago! Skydeck has done well in keeping you entertained and informed while you wait. You can choose between a professional photograph on the ledge or capture your own photographs. My favorite time is sunset, but as you can guess a lot of others agree.

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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

Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

68 Reviews
Talli Kratochvil
Pleasant Dale, NE
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Skydeck"
January, 2019 NEW
Views from the top were amazing. Chicago is a very fun city to visit.
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Tip: It is difficult to see out of the west side of the building because the lines for the glass walkout windows were so long. Would suggest that they put glass walkout windows on every side to lessen the lines and make it available to more people as the lines are so long it isn't worth it to wait.

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Chaithanya Kolanti
Frisco, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Worth a Watch!"
January, 2019 NEW
There will be a wait time for sure but it's definitely worth watching the view.
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Tip: Pre-booking and the timings

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Anne Leonetti
Winnetka, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great money saver, great time saver... fantastic views"
January, 2019 NEW
Great to have been able to book online same day, saving money and then time at the attraction. Definitely will continue using!
Amazing views from the 103rd floor - highly recommended.
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Tip: Go in the morning, there are less peoole!

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Christine Elting
Federal Way, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome views, long wait!"
January, 2019 NEW
Amazing 360 view of Chicago, but expect to spend at least 2 hours.
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Kavya K.
Troy, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"We had a great experience"
January, 2019 NEW
Expect the wait for 2long hours , we totally enjoyed . Also thanks to reserve at least we got to skip the ticket line
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Tip: Check for the visibility and know the waiting time

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Srinivasa reddy Bada
Lombard, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Skydeck chicago"
January, 2019 NEW
It’s easy to book the tickets while being the in queue.
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Tip: It’s spectacular view of the Chicago City from the skydeck

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Ashleigh Buitendorp
Elkhart , IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Once in a lifetime view on the Skydeck"
January, 2019 NEW
We got to the Willis Tower right around 10. Got through security just fine and waited a total of 45 mins. Once we got up to the 103rd level waiting wasn’t a big deal! It was definitely a once in a lifetime view!
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Tip: Plan a little bit of time to wait in line before you get to go up.

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Amarnadha Reddy Mayaluru
Madison, WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good experience"
January, 2019 NEW
Received 4$ off for adult ticket by buying tickets from reservechicago.com. We went on 25-Dec so there was no waiting in any line and the visit was over in 1 hour. At the Skydeck, the time allowed was 1 minute for taking pictures however you could come again by standing in queue which took less than 10 min. View was good from Skydeck.
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Mark K
Clearwater, Florida
"First Time Visit....Long Wait Lines"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 18, 2019 NEW
I'll try to be nice here as the experience itself was breathtaking BUT the 2 plus hour wait was a bit much. With one elevator out of service, they were taking 10 people at a time and things were getting really close in line and you could see some folks getting REALLY irritated. Other than the elevator thing, professional pics can be had for $50.00 and you can have them e-mailed to you and there are souvenirs that can be had in 2 locations.
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mehreenr1603
Dothan, Alabama
"Spectacular view"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2019 NEW
1st time when we visited Chicago we went up the SkyDeck! Waiting lines are super long,so its more than an hour to just reach the top. At 1st,I freaked out trying to put a step forward towards the glass floor! But the adrenaline rush u get when u actually overcome that fear and stand on it is awesome! The view from the whole floor of the skydeck is “Spectacular” and worth seeing especially at night!
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jenbee1979
Neenah, Wisconsin
"Amazing day!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2019 NEW
Took my 5 and 7 year old to the tower sort of on a whim as we just happened to walk by. It ended up being the best part of the trip! My five year old loved it most of all and I thought he would be bored! The wait is long and there are no bathrooms while waiting so go before you get in line. There are restrooms at the top! The ledge was super fun. Walk the the very last line as it was significantly faster. Bring quarters for the look outs. My kids loved those.
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wendyp272
Atlanta, Georgia
"Nice view but a bit overrated"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019 NEW
It's a great view and exciting to stand on the glass but probably not worth a long wait in line. Definitely something that you'd only want to see once.
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901amberl
"Beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019 NEW
My husband and I went here during our honeymoon. We loved the view. It is truly beautiful to experience the views from above.
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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.