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  • Ticket Price: 20 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Timing: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm


    09:00 am - 11:00 pm


    10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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    Address: 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 Show on map

About John Hancock Center, Chicago

Like skyscrapers everywhere, you’ll come to this place for it’s awesome observatory on the 94th floor. For the best views, visit at night. The restaurant here is pretty reasonably priced for the location, so it’s actually quite a good spot to take your beloved out to. Though you’d be charged for the observatory, their skyline bar itself is free, and the view from there is nearly as good. This place usually serves as a good alternative for the Sears Towers, especially since it’s much, much less crowded. Understand how to pay visit to John Hancock center by making a quick plan using Chicago trip planner.

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John Hancock Center Information

  • Make sure to go on a non-foggy day.

How To Get To John Hancock Center by Public Transport

  • Michigan and Chestnut bus stop
  • Chestnut and Mies Van Der Rohe bus stop

Restaurants Near John Hancock Center

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  • Some people might like Chris Farley, but his ghost was the biggest nuisance I ever met. I visited the John Hancock Building on May 24 right after my horrendous experience at Grant Park. I thought it couldn't be any worse, but it was. Oh, it was. The moment I stepped into the building, a rather large man who looked familiar shook my hand. He had a very jolly face that was pretty welcoming, and then I realized where I knew that voice came from: Chris Farley. Star-struck yet confused about how this was possible, I asked him nervously if he was really Chris Farley. He said he was and promptly removed his shirt to reveal a very sweaty and large belly. I don't know why he did this, but there you go. I told him I wanted to get something to eat at the nice restaurant up at The Signature Room, implying I'd like to be left alone, but he insisted he join me, for what would be a very long evening. The whole elevator ride up, Chris's ghost actually SMELLED like BO, and he refused to put his shirt back on after I politely asked him to. He then proceeded to talk about how much he loved David Spade for the entirety of our elevator ride. I was getting pretty annoyed. At The Signature Room, I got a table for myself, but of course Chris Farley had to sit across from me, yapping like a poodle. He just wouldn't shut up! He rambled on and on about everything from Poltergeist III's filming in that building and how sad that its star died during filming to the fact that even he was surprised that ghosts have sweat glands. I couldn't enjoy my food because of his awful odor, and my whiskey buzz was trashed thanks to his obnoxious ranting. I thought going to the bathroom would allow me some peace, but nope! He was right there at the urinal with me, going on and on about how Chevy Chase was the worst person he ever met, and then he started listing off all of the benefits of cocaine. He followed me all the way back down and out of the building, at this point reduced to simply making crow noises. Finally, I just told him to, um, "screw" off. So, he did, albeit with a very sad expression on his face. He walked away looking like a sad clown, but I didn't feel too bad. Chris might be a good guy at heart, but if you want some relaxation and enjoyment, don't go here. Should you encounter Chris Farley's ghost, you're in for a very grating experience.

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  • Went here on a cloudy morning. Didn't have to wait at all. We were told the views were zero or close to before we bought the tickets. We kind of regretted buying them anyway, until we got on the 360 deck. The views were awesome! Better yet we had the place almost to ourselves.

  • Waited in line for over an hour to go up to the 360 observation deck. DOdnt mind it too bad, but they were using only one elevator. Had to wait in line again to go down the ONE elevator. Really, a city of this size, this attraction, should have a better system. Was not worth the $$, however I guess burning calories while standing for 2 hours is a benefit. This bldg has 50 cars, 3 to the observation floor...Again ONE USED.

  • Visited this place in May 2013, a worth visiting place while in Chicago, IL but a bit expensive. But definitely, you will enjoy. Visit with family and kids to make the day memorable. You will scare when you walk on glass floor and see the entire Chicago downtown under you. Enjoy.

  • I was here for work and not pleasure this time, however the place is just as impressive as I remember it. I went to the signature room on the 95th floor for my prom dinner a decade and a half ago and loved it.

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