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

October – February
Sunday – Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm
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Skydeck Chicago Reviews, Awards, and More

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#5 of 793 things to do in Chicago

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Skydeck offers an unforgettable view of the Windy City from 1,353 feet in the air, but you shouldn’t just take our word for it: Skydeck Chicago’s reviews attest to the unforgettable nature of the experience. Just take a look at what our visitors have said and some of the accolades the experience has earned, then buy your own ticket or contact us with any questions.

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Gran lugar para apreciar a Chicago desde arriba.
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Phenomenal! What a place to see downtown chicago 360
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Haven’t been here since I left Chicago 23 years ago. Still an amazing time.
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A must visit place whenever in Chicago! The beauty this place holds! The skyline view from all directions is amazing! The whole experience is marvellous and the ledge is amazing, you get your pictures taken from the camera and I would recommend you take those they are 31$ as you might not get that angle! They provide you with 90secs to take your pictures! You can ask them to take your couple or group pics with your camera and please pre decide your poses beforehand.

We visited on Sunday and it was crowded, though we also went on to stand in line for the ledge twice! Sunset is pretty amazing from up there, but it’s a narrow window!
They have stores and clean washrooms.
There’s an entry fee, so book your slots before!
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The observation deck was well-maintained and offered the view of the cityscape below. The staff were friendly and informative, enhancing the overall visit. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, the Skydeck is a must-visit destination for capturing stunning aerial perspectives
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Willis Tower was one of my wish list when decided to travel to Chicago. Arrived early evening to watch the sunset perfect view. Fabulous experience, enough time to take personal pictures at the Ledge.
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Bit pricey but the views are spectacular and there’s fun exhibits about the history and culture of Chicago which I did not expect but truly appreciated.

I love a good observation deck and the ledge experience provided something thrilling
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A must for any visitor to Chicago. Been going there for 45 years or more and it’s still amazing. The additional story section is really good too
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Beautiful view and one of the tallest skyscraper in the US. Enjoyable experience as well with what they call « the ledge ». Highly advise to book this one through the City Pass as you will have access to the priority admission which allows you to skip a few queues.

Online Reviews

Today Show (Online) 

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Trip Advisor (Online)

2 days in Chicago: The perfect itinerary – Tripadvisor

Travel + Leisure (Online)

40 Best Things to Do in Chicago

The Most Thrilling Observation Deck in Chicago Just Got a Makeover

WGN Chicago (Broadcast)

WGN Daytime Chicago: Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower

Revamped Skydeck Chicago has Interactive Museum, one-of-a-kind photo spots

INSIDER (Online)

35 of the most beautiful places in the US

RedFin (Online)

12 Fun Facts About Chicago: How Well Do You Know Your City?


The most spectacular views in the US, according to TripAdvisor

ABC 7 Chicago

Staycation: Skydeck Chicago

Town & Country

The 41 Best Ways to Pass the Time in Chicago

Architect Magazine

The Ledge was awarded an Annual Design Review Citation from Architect magazine.

Fox News

10 stops to make on your trip around Illinois

Matador Network

The 10 Best Places to Watch Chicago’s Spectacular Sunsets


Chicago travel guide: Hot dogs, beaches, art, and more to see and do

Chicago Tribune

Willis Tower’s renovated Skydeck opens Friday, offering a unique Chicago Experience for tourists and locals alike. Here’s a sneak peak

NBC Chicago

Willis Tower Skydeck Undergoes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation – And That’s Not All

Skydeck Awards

Skydeck Chicago Wins Best Social Media Marketing – Skydeck Becomes Chicago’s Biggest
Chearleader Gov. Pritzker Addresses Tourism Professionals at Illinois Governor’s Conference on
Travel & Tourism | Illinois Office of Tourism Media Center (

2023 Travelers’ Choice Award – TripAdvisor

Street to Sky Transformation – Illinois Office of Tourism Celebrates Tourism Industry
Achievements with Excellence in Tourism Awards (2022)

Highest-rated Things to do in Chicago, according to Tripadvisor – WGN

Tiqets Awards Skydeck Chicago the Best Remarkable Venue Awards for Best Landmark in the USA – Tiqets

2022 Travelers’ Choice Award – TripAdvisor

Trip Advisor: 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Juror’s Favorite Award – Structural Engineers Association of Illinois

Best Media Relations Initiative Award – Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism

American Architecture Award – Divine Detail Award, Honor Award

Bronze Quill Award of Excellence – International Association of Business Communicators