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- 98%Family Travelers
- 95%Adventure Travelers
- 75%Business Travelers
- 73%History Buffs
- 66%Local Culture
- 61%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 55%Art & Design Lovers
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- Willis TowerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Jul 12, 2014
Pro tip: show up when they open in the morning so you won't wait over an hour in line.
I was there during the winter and I still waited at least an hour in line during the day. Can't imagine how crazy it'll get during the summer.
It does get pretty warm in there. Once you get through the long line to get in, you'll end up waiting in line to take a photo at the famous glass box.
Heard they have a cool new installation now!!! You lean on the window and the window slowly tilts forward.Recommended for:
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- Willis TowerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 17, 2013
While it's no longer the tallest building in the world, the Sears Tower is an impressive display of height and architecture. As you're admiring the view of Chicago from the top floor, you can feel the tower slightly sway back and forth.Recommended for:
- Willis TowerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 29, 2013
For a good period of time this was the World's tallest building. While it still doesn't hold this record, it is still plenty high, and is definitely worth a visit as the view of Chicago from the top of the tower is great
- Willis TowerMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersAug 29, 2013
This is one of those places you just have to do when you are in Chicago - if the weather is nice. Formally Sears Tower you can see the entire city and the surrounding area from this observation floor. This is now the tallest building in the US.
- Willis TowerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jun 18, 2014
Willis Tower, or the tower formerly known as Sears, is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at 103 floors. You can see four different states from here!
Tickets are $17.50, and you may have to wait 30 minutes to get up to the skydeck. Once up there, you can take your time soaking in all the amazing sights.
The Legde offers visitors a chance to stand in a glass box so you can see completely straight down to the street below. Not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights!
- Willis TowerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jul 10, 2013
Willis Tower which will always be known as the Sears Tower is part residential, part business, and is most widely known for not only its height but the observation deck near the top which now has a walk out observation point. From here you can stand outside the building on a glass floor over Chicago.
- Willis TowerMay 16, 2013
This place is so spectacular! The building is very aesthetically pleasing as you approach. Once you stand at the base of it, there is no other feeling than looking up at the what is now the Willis Tower.
Going into the elevator with a dozen other people, you are pulled up to I don't know how many floors! It's a really smooth ride up. I'm seriously afraid of heights but I went up anyway and I'm glad I did. I made it on the sky deck too! It's a balcony that is enclosed with plastic/glass walls? At any rate, you are able to see under you and out over the city.
We saw the city from the tower's view before sunset and into the night. Truly magnificent. For all you people afraid of heights, trust me, if I can do it you can too so go for it!
- Willis TowerMar 29, 2013
Be prepared to wait in line. First there is a line to the elevators, which take you down a couple floors. Then there is a line to go through security. Next there is a line to buy tickets. Then the line to the elevators that take you to the top. If it's busy, there are lines to just look at the windows.
But once at the top, the view is amazing. Definitely worth the $18. No time limit, however I only had about 35 minutes to spend. Not long enough. Especially if you want pictures of the glass balcony. More lines.
Get there early if possible, but the view seems more spectacular at night
- Willis TowerFeb 28, 2013
The lines were long, but the view was worth it. After 3 years in Chicago I finally made it to the top of the Sears Tower! What a day to choose too - went up there during the Air and Water Show and wow was that the most spectacular views. Planes flying eye level and even below you - we were 110 stories up and couldn't have asked for a more clear day to go.
Buy your tickets in advance and skip the line!
- Willis TowerFeb 28, 2013
Willis Tower is formerly known as the Sears Tower. This is another must-see when you visit Chicago. Try to go during the weekdays to avoid the crowds. There can be a long wait if you go on the weekends or holidays. The views are breathtaking. You have to take pictures on the skydeck, you will get some amazing pictures that look like you are floating on air!
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Aliases: Willis Tower Observation Deck, Willis Tower Observatory, Sears Tower Observation Deck, Sears Tower Observatory, Sears Tower Skydeck, Sears Tower