The sky’s the limit in Chicago — literally. Two one-of-a-kind observation decks, in two of the world’s most famous skyscrapers, make your elevator trip the ultimate route to thrill-riding fun.
Skydeck at Willis Tower
The Ledge experience was inspired by all the face prints left on the Willis Tower’s windows by visitors trying to get the best possible view. Now, it’s like you’re walking on air, with nothing to obscure your sightline of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, and many of Chicago’s most iconic buildings. You can even see up to four different states on clear days.
As if The Ledge weren’t thrilling enough, there’s a whole lot more to see on your visit. Challenge yourself with an interactive Chicago trivia game, see 1,353-foot simulated Ledge views from the top of six big Chicago attractions, and watch a video telling the story of Chicago’s rise to architectural greatness at the Skydeck Theater.
The best time to visit? Just after opening or after 5 p.m. to capture great sunsets and the glittering city nightscape.
Skydeck at Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive (entrance on Franklin Street)
Hours: March – September: Daily 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
October – February: Daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Open 365 days a year, last entry 30 minutes prior to closing
Tickets: $26 adults, $18 children age 12 and under, free for children under 3.
360 CHICAGO at 875 N. Michigan Ave.
TILT is built to thrill. It’s an enclosed platform that literally tilts you out and over Michigan Avenue at a staggering 1,030 feet. If you feel like you’ve never seen anything like it before, it’s because you haven’t — TILT is the first of its kind in the world.
You’ll find this amazing attraction at the 360 CHICAGO observation deck inside one of the city’s most famous skyscrapers — the former John Hancock Center at 875 N. Michigan Ave.
360 CHICAGO also features interactive exhibits about the city’s history, neighborhoods, and architecture; locally produced beer and spirits at Bar 94, the highest bar in the city; and special events, like 360 Sky Yoga on Saturday mornings and 360 Sky Art, where you can grab an easel and paint or draw the amazing view.
Once you’re done exploring, take the elevators one floor up to the Signature Room at the 95th. You can fill up on food, sip on old-school cocktails, and take in more stunning views over the city and Lake Michigan.
360 CHICAGO, 875 N. Michigan Ave.
Hours: Open daily 9 a.m. – 11 p.m., last entry at 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $22 adults, $15 children ages 3 – 11, free for children under 3
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- Skydeck Chicago
- Field Museum
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