John Hancock Center5611 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 11:00 pm]
- Address: 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60611, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3127513680
- Ticket Price: 20 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, View Point, Observatory, Leisure, Observation Deck
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.
John Hancock Center Travel Tips
- Make sure to go on a non-foggy day.
How to Reach John Hancock Center
- Michigan and Chestnut bus stop
- Chestnut and Mies Van Der Rohe bus stop
- Smoque BBQ
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52.4% of people who visit Chicago include John Hancock Center in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
49.37% of people start their John Hancock Center visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see John Hancock Center
53.76% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting John Hancock Center
John Hancock Center Reviews & Ratings
We brought family members here to go to top floor and view. It was a little overcast but view was still great. There was a 30-minute line for the windows that tilt out over the side, so we skipped. The building is beautiful and clean. The elevator travels at too speed. Expect your ears to pop both up and down. The restrooms are clean. We stopped in to the Starbucks on the main floor. This is a busy place due to tourists, but staff are friendly, quick and efficient. There are a lot of homeless in Chicago, as expected. They will approach you at your outside seating at Starbucks, so be aware if this makes you uncomfortable. One homeless man was brazen enough to come enter the Starbucks and approach people in line. I honestly don't know if the staff even noticed. He left after about five minutes.
The 360 Chicago Observatory is so great!!! You get amazing views in all directions with some information about the history of the building and the things you see in all directions. You can see the city and the beaches and Navy Pier. There's a cafe up there is you want to have a snack or coffee while enjoying the view. I personally didn't try the tilt, which looked terrifying but awesome.
As a tourist I loved it, the day we went there they were celebrating national Mexican month so they had few groups dancing and singing, also few vendors with Mexican food and handmade shirts and stuff liked that. A tip would be if you really like sunsets go around where the sunset is gonna happen so you still get to see the city with light, enjoy the sunset and also stay a little longer to watch it at night, it’s quiet beautiful! “The Tilt”is worth it if you wanna experience a little adrenaline.
A brilliant piece of modern architecture. Still iconic - but not as awe-inspiring as I expected. A nice range of retail outlets bring a sprinkling of colour skirt the ground levels, and give an excuse to slow down (maybe spend). The 360° visitors restaurant gives great views - not for faint-hearted. Staff mostly courteous and efficient, some obviously enjoy their roles more than others.
This is my first time experience at a skyscraper. The experience is amazing. The view from the tilt is mesmerizing. To be honest, I was scared when they start tilting it for the third time. But the view is beautiful. And best thing about 360 Chicago observatory desk is you can spend as much time as you want and can enjoy scenic beauty.