At 110 stories and 1,353 feet above the streets of downtown Chicago, The Ledge at the Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower) Skydeck will transform any visitor's - or local's for that matter - experience with the Windy City. In January 2009, Willis Tower owners began a major renovation of the beloved Skydeck, which originally opened in 1974, and served as a premier tourist attraction throughout the skyscraper's tenure as the Sears Tower. Soon, some fresh blood would add a fresh look - and adrenaline rush - to the 103rd floor in the form of retractable glass balconies extending about 4 feet over Wacker Drive and the Chicago River below.
As the absolute tallest in the Western Hemisphere, Willis Tower's Skydeck draws 1.5 million people a year who are eager to ascend the 110-story, 1,454 foot (443 meter) building for awesome panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside. While you wait, you can watch a film about the Willis Tower. Then, hop in for the ear-popping, 70 second elevator ride up to the 103rd floor deck! From here, the entire city stretches below, and you can see exactly how Chicago is laid out.
Soaring above Lake Michigan & the magnificent Chicago skyline in the iconic John Hancock Building, this 1000 feet skyscraper is one of the most visited observation towers in the city. 360 CHICAGO is a 94-level high rise that is full of informative and educational exhibits about the tower and Chicago itself. Visit the amazing observation deck on the apex of the building, formerly known as the John Hancock Observatory, and take in breathtaking views of the city from up top. Multimedia exhibits are available within the observatory, celebrating the city and teaching you more about it. From the viewpoint, you can learn about the different areas of the city from the screens, as well as enjoy multiple language services which include English, Brazilian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, Mandarin and Japanese. Finally, you can end your trip by making a visit to the 94th floor Café for some delicious treats. This is a perfect way for anyone new to the city to get introduced to Chicago while you enjoy amazing views of the cityscape.
March – September:
Sunday – Friday: 0900 - 2200 hrs
Saturday: 0830 - 2200 hrs
October – February:
Sunday – Friday: 1000 - 2000 hrs
Saturday: 1000 - 2100 hrs
*Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing.
09:00am - 11:00pm daily (last entry 10:30pm)
Operating hours are subject to change and may vary. You are strongly advised to check the official website while planning your visit.
Upon purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher shortly. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.