How to visit the Skydeck observatory in Chicago: ticket prices and timetables

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The Skydeck is a located observatory on the tallest building in Chicago, the Sears Tower. This fascinating tourist attraction offers a 360 degree view about Windy City, the City of the wind. The skyscraper (formerly known as Sears Tower) has been for many years, a must see for tourists visiting the city of Chicago.

A thrilling attraction was added to this spectacular observatory in 2009, The Ledge. It consists of all-glass balconies that give the feeling of being suspended in the void. A beautiful experience and a unique feeling. Allows an unobstructed view of the buildings and streets below.

On a clear day, from the 412 meters high of the Skydeck you can see up to 80 km away. From the observatory you can see the territories of four American states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

The Skydeck and The Ledge are located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower, 550 meters high.

Ticket prices

Adult rate (12 years and older) $ 24.00
Child rate (ages 3 to 11) $ 16.00
Children under 3 get in for free

The admission ticket includes access to the exhibits, the elevator ride up to the Skydeck, The Ledge experience, the glass-floored balconies 412 meters above Chicago.

Opening time

The Skydeck is open 365 days a year including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, December 31st and New Year.

From March to September from 9am to 00pm
From October to February from 10:00 to 20:00

How to reach us

The entrance to the Skydeck Observatory is on Franklin Street (east side of the building).

View of Willis Tower from Skydeck Chicago -

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