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360 Chicago Observation Deck
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360 Chicago Observation Deck (formerly John...
Ranked #36 of 684 things to do in Chicago
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Owner description: Soaring 1,000 feet over Michigan Avenue, 360 CHICAGO is one of the city’s most iconic attractions. Located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, 360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory) offers breathtaking views of Chicago’s skyline, the lakefront and four neighboring states. It’s also the only place you can enjoy TILT – Chicago’s highest thrill ride! This one-of-a-kind marvel tilts guests out from the 94th floor and provides the most exhilatering views of Chicago. Relax at the Observation Deck’s bar & cafe, offering local favorites, large cocktail selection, and front-row seating to the city’s best views from 1,000 feet high. Engage with Chicago’s unique history through the concourse neighborhood exhibit and interactive learning displays in seven languages that allow you to learn even more about the Windy City. If you really want to experience Chicago, make your first stop 360 CHICAGO!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our favorite things we did while in Chicago! I believe it's definitely worth the money. It's just so amazing what you can see. You can spend hours just gazing out at the city and the water.

The only problem is the wait time. The first time we tried to buy tickets, the wait was one-and-a-half to two hours to go up and one hour to come down. So we passed on that. We went back the next day in the late afternoon and there was no line going up or coming down. So it's really hit or miss.

For those worried about the elevator ride (as I was!), it's a quick, smooth ride.

The viewing area on top is very roomy with chairs and benches. They also have a cafe where you can buy drinks and snacks.

Don't miss this attraction!

Thank MicheleFC1
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Rob N, Manager at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the positive review! Like most tourist attractions, lines are longer for us on holiday weekends. We do everything we can to get our guests up and down as quickly as possible. We hope you can join us again sometime.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buy the tickets online various websites offer discounts. Once you’re on the elevator it’s a cool experience. Lots of Chicago fun facts to read on the walls during the wait The views are incredible as we really wanted to see both city and the lake combined for Wow. The tilt experience is fun and a remarkable engineering feat.

Thank trunkjunk
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Rob N, Manager at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review, and good advice about buying online! We hope you can join us again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, I have been all over the world at observation decks - and from my experience in the US, this is the best. Other than the old World Trade Center (and that visit was in 1987) this offers the best views, vantage points to see architecture, visits from someone explaining the different buildings, general concessions, unhurried atmosphere, and all around substantial views. I really enjoyed our time - and there many places to sit and just look at the lake or the vast city of Chicago and all in an environment that was comfortable even though there were tons of kids running around. It was an exceptional visit and the wait for the ride up and back down was easy and well managed.

Thank Matthew H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we had already gone to the Willis Tower in the morning, we decided to come visit the 360 Observation Deck in the nighttime to see the city lit up. It was well worth it - plus, it wasn't near as crowded as the Willis Tower. You can pay I believe $6 to go on the ride where the glass leans forward.

Thank Ada M
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Rob N, Manager at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for the nice review. It sounds like your experience was very positive. If there's anything we can do to improve, feel free to fill out the contact form on our website.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here for business and this is where we had our mixer/dinner. It was a lot of fun, staff was excellent and organized.

Thank Angela R
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Rob N, Manager at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for the review. We really appreciate the positive feedback. Hope you can make a return visit in the near future!

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