Product ID: 205009

Chicago Skydeck & "The Ledge" Experience Ticket

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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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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
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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!
Includes
  • Museum-quality exhibits
  • Theater presentation
  • Access to The Ledge

When you get there

Meeting point

The entrance to Skydeck at the Willis Tower is located on S. Franklin St. between W. Jackson Blvd. and W.Adams Street. Once inside the lobby, please proceed directly downstairs to the ticket handler, who will scan your ticket.

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Know before you go
Please note that your general admission ticket allows you to skip the ticket line, however you will still need to remain in line to pass the security checkpoint for access to the elevators.

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.