John Hancock Center, Chicago
John Hancock Center, Chicago - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Ticket Price: 20 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
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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.
John Hancock Center Information
- Make sure to go on a non-foggy day.
How To reach John Hancock Center by Public Transport
- Michigan and Chestnut bus stop
- Chestnut and Mies Van Der Rohe bus stop
Restaurants Near John Hancock Center
- Smoque BBQ
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Great views from the 360 observatory. A bit pricey, but it's to be expected, and we had great weather so the view was great and we spent quite a while up there. The Tilt was definitely worth the few extra dollars. What a unique experience! I can't say much about anything else in the Hancock building other than the Cheesecake Factory is always a zoo and we've had not so great service as a result. Stick with a piece of cheesecake to go and find better food elsewhere!
360 from here is just Incredible. It’s totally awesome. I recommend taking a CITY PASS if you are a tourist in Chicago and you are in the city for just couple of days. The place like 360 and Willis Tower and other tourist attractions very long lines and may take HOURS!! Me and my friends bought these city passes it was like $90 (September 2017) for 5 places (that’s all the places you wanna pay to see in Chicago) and you get the quick entry to all the places. The city pass is valid for 9 days from the day you visit the first place of the 5. You can but the tickets online or at any of the big tourist places like 360 or Willis tower or Art museum etc. The very famous ‘Tilt’ is also here in 360. You have to pay like $11 extra if you have City Pass for it though, but it’s worth it. The view from 360 is something which you will not forget.
We went at night which I prefer because of all the beautiful city lights. You get a 360 degree view of the city. We also did the tilt which was an extra fee but so much fun. My favorite part was the screened in view where you can feel the wind and hear the city...I could've spent hours there. They also have a little bistro type place up there and a small gift shop.
Unbeatable 360 degree view of Chicago. But the tilt was not worth it at all. It was for such a short amount of time. If you're not used to heights and want to ruffle some of your own feathers, then it's probably a good investment. It's a pity they don't allow you to take photos during the tilt- the photographer there is pretty bad. However, I'd definitely recommend a trip up there to see the Chicago skyline. Go at night. It's brilliant!
I'd say this place has the best "above Chicago" views in the city. Really great observation deck with displays that identify what buildings you're looking at, as well as an open air area so you can get that real city experience. The gift shop up on the observation area has some good tourist items as well. Best of all, it's all accessible for those with accessibility needs.