Open 365 Days A Year

Hours

March – September
Sunday – Saturday 9:00am – 10:00pm

October – February
Sunday – Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm

* Last entry 30 minutes prior to close

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Skydeck Chicago is the breathtaking, thrilling observatory atop the iconic Willis Tower. The highest observation deck in the United States, Skydeck provides views of the city spanning up to four states and 50 miles on a clear day. Skydeck features The Ledge; five glass floor balconies extending 4.3 feet from Willis Tower and made up of three layers of half-inch thick glass laminated into one seamless unit.

After an extensive transformation, Skydeck offers a can’t miss, one-stop attraction to discover and see all that the city of Chicago offers from an incomparable vantage point. The revamped attraction features a brand-new, lower-level, museum-like experience that celebrates the unique personality, history, neighborhoods, and sites of Chicago.

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Open 365 Days A Year

Hours

March – September
Sunday – Saturday 9:00am – 10:00pm

October – February
Sunday – Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm

* Last entry 30 minutes prior to close

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Willis Tower Museum

Location

Willis Tower | 103rd Floor
233 S. Wacker Dr.

Chicago, IL 60606

Enter Skydeck on Jackson Boulevard
(south side of Willis Tower)

Ticket Pricing

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General Admission

Some people climb mountains for the greatest views. At Skydeck, you can smoothly rocket to the top of Willis Tower at 24 feet per second, climbing 1,353 feet in one minute flat. Take in panoramic vistas of the iconic skyline, Lake Michigan and up to four states – Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois. Snap some selfies at the window featured in the Skydeck scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and make memories to last a lifetime. General admission prices include:

  • Skydeck’s new multi-million dollar Chicago museum
  • Spectacular views from the United States’ highest observation deck
  • The Ledge, 1.5 inch glass floor balconies jutting four feet outside of Willis Tower!

General Admission

Adults (Ages 12+) – Starting at $30

Youth (Ages 3-11) – Starting at $22

Child (Under 3) – Free

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Expedited Entry

Expedited Entry tickets allow you to choose the time slot for your visit in advance and go directly to the up elevator via an express route and also a dedicated VIP lane at The Ledge.

Expedited Entry

Youth & Adults (Ages 3+) – Starting at $55
Child (Under 3) – Free

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Guided Street to Sky Tour

Experience the best of Chicago with a 90-minute, VIP guided tour! Our friendly guides will share Chicago’s amazing history, unique personality, vibrant neighborhoods, and sites of Chicago as you tour Skydeck’s all new, multimillion-dollar museum and 103rd floor observation deck. Add in VIP access to The Ledge and this is the quintessential Chicago experience!

  • Guided tour through Chicago’s newest and best museum and the
  • United States’ highest observation deck
  • Expedited access to The Ledge
  • Expedited access to the up and down elevator
  • Keepsake Ledge photo (print and digital)

Guided Street to Sky Tour

Availability – Fridays & Saturdays
Times – 10am – 2pm
Price – $65

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Golden Hour Package with Kindling

Watch the sunset over the midwest horizon from the top of the highest observation deck in the United States at SkyDeck, then end your evening with Kindling’s Golden Amaro cocktail for a finale worth raising a glass to.

  • Expedited access through Chicago’s newest and best museum and the
  • United States’ highest observation deck
  • Expedited access to The Ledge
  • Expedited access to the up elevator
  • Keepsake Ledge photo (print)
  • Kindling’s Golden Amaro Cocktail

Golden Hour Package with Kindling

Availability – Monday – Friday
Times – 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Price – $65

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Saturday Lunch Package with Kindling

Join us for lunch and a view! Skip the hassle of figuring out when and where to go to lunch after visiting one of Chicago’s most thrilling attractions, Skydeck, the thrilling observatory atop the iconic Willis Tower. Enjoy a prix fixe lunch after experiencing the views from the 103rd floor. Choose from our Not A Smash Burger, Hearth Bowl and more to complete your Downtown Chicago experience.

  • General Admission access through Chicago’s and best museum and the United States’ highest observation deck
  • Access to The Ledge

Saturday Lunch Package with Kindling

Availability – Saturdays
Times – 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am (lunch will be available after your visit at Kindling in the Willis Tower.)
Adult Price – $60
Youth Price – $45

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CityPASS

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Hoping to make the most of your time in Chicago? Access Skydeck with CityPASS to save time and money on your visit.

With CityPASS, you can visit five of Chicago’s most iconic attractions at your own pace, over a nine-day period. Your CityPASS ticket includes:

  • Expedited Entry to Skydeck
  • Admission to the Shedd Aquarium
  • Admission to the Field Museum

In addition to these three visits, CityPASS includes admission to any two of the following:

  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • The Museum of Science and Industry
  • 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck

If you have a CityPass, be advised that advanced tickets are strongly recommended, as Skydeck has implemented timed ticketing. Also, note that Ledge visit times for parties of 3 or less have a maximum time limit of 60 seconds. For parties of 4 or more, time limits extend to 90 seconds.

CityPASS

CityPASS for Adults (Ages 12+) – $139 ($269 value)

CityPASS for Youth (Ages 3-11) – $109.00 ($221 value)

Advance Discounted Parking

Book ahead of time for discount parking
Open 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

InterPark
211 W. Adams
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 782-5570

Directly across the street from Willis Tower.

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Skydeck Insider Tips

Just after opening or once the sun goes down is the perfect time for an incredible view.

Advance tickets are strongly recommended as time slots sell out throughout the day.

Visit right at opening for the least amount of wait time through the experience.

Advanced discounted parking is available here.

Skydeck Photo Tips

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Turn off your flash or use the backlight function when taking skyline/view photos.
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Group Visits

Please contact us for reduced admission for groups of 20 or more. We want to ensure your corporate outing or school field trip is exhilarating, affordable, and memorable. Let us help make it a day to remember!

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For Families

Please contact us for reduced admission for groups of 20 or more. We want to ensure your corporate outing or school field trip is exhilarating, affordable, and memorable. Let us help make it a day to remember!

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Personalize Your Visit

Contact us to personalize your visit from a personalized message on our Welcome wall, birthday button, or special engagement requests. Other requests? Contact us at sales@theskydeck.com.

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Dining Options

Catalog, a brand-new culinary emporium just stops from Skydeck. Offers over ten of Chicago’s best dining, including Kindling with James Beard Award winning Chef Jonathon Sawyer and Tortazo with James Beard Award winning Chef Rick Bayless.

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Planning FAQs

It is highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance to secure your preferred entry time. A set number of tickets are reserved for each half hour period and periods can sell out. Walk ups are admitted on a ticket availability basis.

We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to your scheduled reservation time.

For an optimal Ledge experience for all guests, on busier days Ledge visit times for parties of three or less will be a maximum of 60 seconds per party, and for parties of 4 or more will be a maximum of 90 seconds per party.

No, we do not have storage lockers available.

Skydeck is completely accessible and ADA compliant. Ramps and elevators in the facility make access easy for strollers, scooters, and wheelchairs. The Ledge is also accessible by these means, giving everyone a chance to enjoy the view!

Other accessibility features at Skydeck include:

  • We offer complimentary wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis for those who need them. Send your visit date and time to sales@theskydeck.com if you would like to reserve a wheelchair.
  • Skydeck is not only ADA compliant, but also Sensory Compliant. Our exhibits feature four sensory bypass doors, so you can pick and choose what to experience.
  • Sensory kits are available onsite.
  • A quiet room is available. Please see a Skydeck team member for access.

Please reach out to us at sales@theskydeck.com if we can assist you further with your visit.