• Phone: +1-3127513680
  • 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
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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.

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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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  • I really enjoyed this place the view was amazing all around. I went on a Thursday night and there was not much of a wait I also had the City Pass which allows us to cut the lines with its fast pass! Overall a great experience! I do like the view of Chicago 360 better than the sky decks but both are really fun.

  • For the decade or so I've been in Chicago the John Hancock building is my preferred "tall building experience" for out of towners. There is a nice bar and restaurant at the top, the location near the lake offers a unique view down the coast, and you can of course see the other tall building from there. I'd liken it to which is more successful​ VS which offers the better experience... A "Chili's" chain restaurant or a 4 star rated independent casual dining restaurant? To follow the analogy there are some similarities like being prepared for a wait during peak hours with both buildings... However in the end I feel the John Hancock offers a more unique and refined tall building experience. More people may ultimately go to the other, yet it by the numbers is taller and has more dedicated "amusement park" style observation deck. However, you are in a major urban center, a place history and culture... Hancock matches up better to that vibe than the other tall building in my opinion.

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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 it was 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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  • The Hancock Center offered amazing views of really the entire city. Price of admission is certainly a bit steep, but the information you can read on all the walls and exhibits give a lot more bang for your buck, it is sort of a museum commemorating Chicago's neighborhoods as well as a viewpoint. We went before 10 and had nearly no line, however if you wait any longer we passed a very long line on our way out.

  • Chicago 360 Was very good. Cheaper than Willis Tower and a better value I thought. Even their 30 degree Tilt ride was only $7. They also had a refreshment/snack/wine bar there. Highly recommend!!

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