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“Just ok”

Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
Ranked #7 of 700 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago! Treat yourself to a "one stop Chicago" experience on your journey to the 103rd floor. Enjoy 360-degree views spanning up to 50 miles and 4 states and our most spectacular view - 1,353 feet straight down! "Dare to Stand Out" on The Ledge - glass balconies extending 4.3 Feet outside the building provide a thrilling, once in a lifetime experience!
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Guess the crowd and 2 1/2 hour wait in line took the anticipation and excitement out of the experience. Once we got to the top it was so crowded you couldn't see and appreciate the view. Then.... the line going back down was about as long as going up. After taking two elevators and detouring through two gift shops we finally made our way to fresh air!
We went on a Monday and was told it was busier than usual for that day. If doing again I would buy tickets ahead and choose a later time of day. Would not discourage anyone from doing this, but definitely research and be prepared for long lines and crowds. Probably not the best thing if you are claustrophobic.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

I visited the Willis Tower again after 15 years.
Now, there is more attractions, there is the deck!
Everybody wants to go there and take a picture.
It would be good if anybody from staff could organize it better. It looks like people don't respect the others., taking many pictures, spending there even 10 minutes, don't care that other people are waiting...
I didn't like it!
..But the view from the Tower is beautiful. I wish to stay longer and catch the sunset.
If you are in the city, come and visit the Willis Tower, former tallest building in the world.
RomanP

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Such long lines I would not do this again. By the time we were up to the top the weather had turned hazy!

Thank voyageurfoodie
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Personally, I think they let too many people up there at one time. It makes it quite overwhelming to be that high in the sky and have people everywhere. Amazing views of the city though. You can see for miles. And the sky deck ledge is pretty cool. Not for the faint of heart though. DON'T LOOK DOWN!!!

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We waited in line for 2 1/2 hour to buy our tickets! Insane! BUY YOUR TICKETS ON LINE OR GET A GO PASS and the wait will only be a hour or so. It was fun but I don't think the wait was worth it.

Thank texas1946
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