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Chicago Skydeck & Ledge Experience Ticket until August 31

Product ID: 205009
Treat yourself to an exhilarating view over the whole of Chicago from the top of the Willis Tower. Ride 103 floors to the Skydeck and step out onto The Ledge, a glass-paneled box with vertical views to the ground below.
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  • Learn about Chicago's rich cultural history through museum-quality exhibits
  • Watch a movie detailing the history of the Willis Tower and other architectural wonders of Chicago
  • Step out onto The Ledge, a glass balcony extended over the city below, for unparalleled views
  • Save time and skip the lines by purchasing the fast pass ticket option
Full description
Enjoy an unrivaled view over the city of Chicago on a trip up the city's Willis Tower. This famous building, once known as the Sears Tower, is not only home to a Skydeck on the 103rd floor, but it also features The Ledge, a series of 4 glass-paneled boxes that extend out from the building's facade to give visitors a view straight down.

As you wind through the ground levels of the Willis Tower, you will be surrounded by museum-quality exhibits highlighting the iconic tower. Learn about Chicago's rich history and culture through these informative visuals.

Watch a video presentation, "Reaching for the Sky," where you will be briefed on the history of the building and of architecture in Chicago. Then step into your elevator and you will be amazed at how quickly it ascends. As you travel, your multimedia-equipped elevator will inform you about your vertical progress.

Upon reaching the 103rd floor, step out onto the Skydeck, which offers views spanning over 50 miles and across 4 states. Then summon your courage to step out onto The Ledge, a glass balcony that hangs over the edge, for vertigo-inducing views 1,353 feet (about 412 meters) straight down to the city below!
  • Access to the Skydeck on the 103rd Floor
  • Museum-quality exhibits
  • Theater presentation
  • Access to The Ledge
  • Express entry to the elevators (if the fast pass option is chosen)
  • Priority access to the Ledge Experience (if the fast pass option is chosen)

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Know before you go
• If you purchase the Regular Ticket you can skip the line but you will need to queue for the security checkpoint at the elevators and to experience The Ledge
• If you purchase the Fast Pass you get expedited entry through security, express entry through the main queue, and priority access to the Ledge Experience on the 103rd Floor
• It is recommended that you visit just after the Skydeck opens or after 5:00 PM to minimize waiting in line for security and the elevators. Due to the popularity of the Skydeck, wait times for security and the elevators might be several hours at peak times/seasons
• Skydeck Chicago does not offer refunds based on changes in weather, visibility or wait time
• Last entry is 30 minutes prior to closing time
• Mar – Sept: Sunday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Saturday: 8:30 AM – 10:00 PM
• Oct – Feb: Sunday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
• Skydeck Chicago is open every day year including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Eve
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From US$ 26 US$ 23.24 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1209 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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The view from the Skydeck was awesome. You can see the cityscape of Chicago directly with your eyes. Taking picture at the glasses requires you to get into the line for 4-5 minutes waiting. You have 60 seconds to enjoy your moment at the glass, but you have unlimited access to the glass if you feel you want more time.

March 14, 2020

We did the Skydeck tour at sunset so it was a beautiful view at that hour Wait was about an hour which was a bit long considering there is no one up there. Directing traffic was done poorly, there was no reason for a line. When we got to the top hardly no one was up there at all. They should have allowed more people up and not wait in the horrible halls and wait for no reason. Figure that out that’s the only job they have and it will go much smoother for everyone.

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March 1, 2020

We waiting a solid 2 hours for the Willis Tower Skydeck experience. After the suggested wait time in security, there is an additional 20 minutes wait for the elevator. There are two lines for each set of platforms to take pics on the skydeck. While the lines were not terribly long, there was a short wait for them as well.

February 19, 2020

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