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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 81%History Buffs
- 81%Family Travelers
- 78%Local Culture
Member Reviews (21)
- Willis TowerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 05, 2013
Gorgeous views of the city. I prefer the views from the Hancock but this is the icon. I just cringe calling this Willis.. will always be the Sears in my heart.
- Willis TowerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Aug 10, 2013
Willis Tower is the tallest building in the US and the 7th tallest building in the world. Go up on a clear day or right at sunset for a breathtaking view.
On the Wacker Drive side, there are a set of retractable glass balconies that extend 4' out. They allow people to look through the floor to the street 1,353 feet below. It's an amazing sight!
- 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 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 TowerFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
I don't like that you don't really get to see out of the sears tower and it's more or less the same view. Otherwise its a fantastic attraction. On a clear day you can see almost all of Chicago that pertains to your interest anyway. The wait is of course, as always, very long and the elevator ride is just as cheesy but the view from the top is nonetheless breathtaking.
I would recommend to come here on a sunny day that isn't too windy, because when you're up that high, you *can* feel the wind and for those who are a little on the scared side might find it to be a terrifying experience.