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Skydeck Chicago & The Ledge Glass Balcony

Grab your camera and enjoy spectacular views from the top of the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. You can see up to 50 miles and four states from to the 103rd floor Skydeck at the Willis Tower on a clear day. Adventurous daredevils can step out onto The Ledge, a glass balcony with an unobstructed view of the city below your feet.
Feel your adrenaline swell and then check out the interactive exhibits and short film. You'll feel like your on top of the world.


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Hours -

 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. March through September, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. October through February


  • Air & Water Show Picnic
  • VIP Breakfast in the Sky


  • 360-Degree Views
  • The Ledge Glass Balcony
  • Theater Presentation
  • Multi-Media Elevators
  • Videos & Exhibits
  • Souvenir Shopping


  • Which is better, Skydeck or 360 Chicago?

    Most travelers agree that the Skydeck beats 360 Chicago for sightseeing. Both Chicago attractions are in excellent downtown locations and feature spectacular city views. But the Skydeck is located at the at the top of Willis Tower, the tallest building in the country. Walk out onto the The Ledge, a series of glass boxes that let you stand on a see-through platform 1,353 feet above the ground. YOLO.
  • How do I get a great picture at the Skydeck ledge in Chicago?

    Want to snap a share-worthy image of yourself and the city skyline? When shooting towards the windows, turn off your flash and use a polarized filter (and a backlight function if you have one). The best time of the day for pictures is just after Skydeck Chicago opens or right at sunset. Arrive early so you don't miss your shot. On a clear day you can see forever.

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