At 103 stories high, the Skydeck at the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower offers an unsurpassed view of Chicago and, on a clear day, four surrounding states. It also features multimedia exhibits showcasing the city from its historic past to the present. The Skylights multimedia tour gives visitors stories beyond the views at various stops around the Skydeck. If you dare, brave a trip out onto the glass-bottomed Ledge. Open 365 days a year: March-September 9 am-10 pm; October-February 10 am-8 pm (last ticket sold half-hour before close). Admission $23/Day-Night ticket $33; children ages 3-11 $15/$21; children under 3 free. Fast Pass (3 and older) $49; children under 3 free. CityPASS and group rates available.
Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) is a 110 story building in the heart of Chicago's downtown. Willis Tower is not only one of the tallest buildings in the world, it is also a magnificent icon, impossible to miss within Chicago's skyline.
Skydeck Chicago is the observation deck on the 103rd floor of the building. Approximately 1.3 million tourists visit Skydeck Chicago every year. On a clear day, you can see over 50 miles in each direction and see four states. The elevators within the building are among some of the fastest in the world, operating as fast as 1,600 feet per minute. In 2009, Skydeck Chicago opened its newest attraction, The Ledge, 4 glass boxes that extend 4.3 feet outside the Tower and stand 1,353 feet above Wacker Drive. With glass on the ceiling, floor, and all sides, it is truly, an unforgettable experience.