We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 233 S. Wacker Drive, Entrance on Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606 (Formerly Sears Tower)
Phone Number:
+1 312-875-9447
09:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the top of the tallest...

No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago! Treat yourself to a "one stop Chicago" experience on your journey to the 103rd floor. 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!

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 23.00*
and up
Skydeck Chicago Admission
More Info
USD 117.65*
and up
Willis Tower Skydeck Dinner
More Info
USD 146.99*
and up
Breakfast in the Sky: Early Access to Skydeck of Willis Tower in Chicago

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 11,307 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4298
  • 2716
    Very good
  • 966
  • 224
  • 132
Breathtaking view

Absolutely loved the view!!! My fiancee and I visited the place during Valentine's weekend and it was one of the best experiences ever.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Yadira P
Add Photo Write a Review

11,307 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 8,336: English reviews
Southlake, Texas
Level Contributor
119 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I suppose this is one of the must-see items on a Chicago visit, but be prepared to wait in long lines for over an hour. The view really is pretty, so I suppose it is worth it. The Skydeck is cool, but, in my opinion, not worth all of the hype. Coupled with today's narcissistic society where everyone takes 15... More 

Thank Dianne A
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely loved the view!!! My fiancee and I visited the place during Valentine's weekend and it was one of the best experiences ever.

Thank Yadira P
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For $20 you get a world class view of Chicago. With a 360 degree view from one of Chicago's tallest towers, you get to see everything from the skyline to the shores. It's amazing and while you are up there you can get a drink at the bar! Totally worth it!! We went in the middle of February after lunch... More 

Thank cheyennes991
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Skydeck is a must for Chicago tourists. Every year I come, I bring someone new and it is a blast. The wait time seems endless but it's worth the views. My best recommendation is to wait until weekday as you can wait as long as two hours in different lanes on the weekends. I have seen the skydeck both at... More 

Thank jasmineflowers23
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
91 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went mid afternoon on a clear, sunny day and there was no line. It took us about 45 minutes total, including the Tilt option which a few of our group participated in. The 360 views of downtown Chicago, the lake and the whole area were truly breathtaking from that height! We could have stayed longer, but we had more... More 

Thank Lisa H
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Skydeck offers great views of Chicago and is a perfect way of orientating yourself. The ledge (glass box that you stand in) isn't so scary and in fact single ply toilet paper is more intimidating. Youngsters will get a great thrill out of seeing the streets hundreds of feet below.

Thank Jimmusk
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
173 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I haven't been here and years and decided to go and it took about 2 hours to get through the process but it was worth it. It was a beautiful Chicago winter day but once you get through the long lines I think it is worth the effort. You can't get views much better than this (especially on a clear... More 

Thank Michael K
Level Contributor
299 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

And, they were very nice to us . . . we only really wanted a cup of tea, and nobody looked at us like we were "strange." The service was nice, and the view is OMG ! ! ! ! There can be a long wait for the elevator ride to / from the 95th floor, so allow yourself some... More 

Thank saolsen11
Burlington, Vermont
Level Contributor
56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a potentially lovely place. The traffic control is FAIR. It's NOT on Wacker, it's around the corner on Jackson. Great views, excessive selling and wakiting

Thank mike110742
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found it quite expensive just to have a nice view of the city... plus if is busy you don't have much time to take your own pictures...

Thank HMatias

Travellers who viewed Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower also viewed


Been to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower and other visitors
39 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (39)

Questions? Get answers from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
Explore this neighbourhood