Willis Tower Tours
About Willis Tower, Chicago
Willis Tower (formerly named and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower) is no longer the tallest building in the world, still the Tower remains an important destination. It’s main attraction is it’s observatory deck, which looks out around for about fifty miles. The best part of the sky deck is the glass balcony, a ledge that extends out of the building, allowing you the surreal feeling of standing on thin air. If you happen to be here when the sun goes down, the sights are just beautiful.
Willis Tower Information
- If you have a city pass or a fast pass, you might be able skip most of the queues.
- The queues might be quite long. It could be upto two hours.
- It’s best not to go if it’s crowded.
Willis Tower Tickets Prices
General Admission to the Skydeck
- Adults (ages 12 and above) USD 22
- Youth (3 years to 11) USD 14
- Free entry for children under 3 years.
- For offers and special passes, please refer to the official website.
Willis Tower Opening and Closing Hours
- October through March from 10am-8pm
- April through September from 9am-10pm
- Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing.
How To Get To Willis Tower by Public Transport
- Franklin & Adams bus stop
- Quincy/ Wells subway stop
- Franklin & Jackson bus stop
- Adams & S. Wacker bus stop
Restaurants Near Willis Tower
- Wildberry Pancakes
- Hot Doug’s
- Garrett Popcorn
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Address: 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606, United States
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
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Watch the Chicago skyline sparkle from the air on this thrilling nighttime helicopter tour! Aboard a heated, state-of-the-art helicopter, soak in amazing views of Lake Michigan and fly past several Chicago landmarks like Willis Tower, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park. Your expert pilot will provide interesting commentary about the sights you see and can answer any questions you have.
See all the sights of Chicago at your own pace! On a Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour you can get off the bus at any scheduled stop to visit Chicago's most popular attractions, then pick up the tour where you left off or get on at any other regular stop on the route. For individuals and families, this is the best way to see the sites!
The tour includes the signature route which runs year round, while the seasonal neighborhoods routes and night tour operate May - September only. See itinerary below for specific stops.
Experience one of the world’s most beautiful cities on a 75-minute cruise on the historic Chicago River. On this architecture cruise, head down the main branch of the Chicago River, up the north branch to the East Bank Club, and then south past Willis Tower (Sears Tower) to the old Post Office Building. Take in magnificent city skyline views as you see more than 40 notable buildings, including the John Hancock Center and the Wrigley Building, and learn about their distinctive architecture from your onboard guide, an expert in architecture.
Chicago is renowned for its stunning and original architecture, and the most relaxing way to see it is on a cruise on the Chicago River! You'll learn all about Chicago's history and landmarks before the tour's grand finale, a thrilling speedboat ride on Lake Michigan.
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This place was AMAZING! I would definitely recommend to ANYONE that you need to go here right around twilight when the city begins to light up because the city during the day is gorgeous by itself but at night it is spectacular! At twilight you can catch both! They also have boxes that you can walk out into and look straight down through the glass floor to the sidewalk 103 stories down! It's an amazing sight and would love to go back again sometime!
Wow! Absolute must if you are to say you have seen Chicago. From the moment I walked in the door and back out the most professional, friendly and pleasant staff, they enhance the experience. I loved the little theater that runs a short on the history of Chicago architecture and the Sears/Willis Tower. The view is truly breath taking, I actually teared up. Willis Tower has two very nice gift shops that are reasonable priced. Nice section of t-shirts. Highly recommend this Willis Tower!
I grew up in Illinois my whole life and anytime I ever bring somebody to visit I make sure to take them to the Willis Tower formerly known as the Sears Tower. The views are absolutely amazing but one thing I do suggest you do is only go on a clear day. It would be a waste of your money if you go when it's cloudy because you won't be able to see your surroundings. They have fun facts all over the walls as you're waiting in line so it does help the time pass fast. There's an excellent gift shop there as well. It's definitely a must do while you're in Chicago
It's a fun trip to the top of what was once the tallest building in the USA. Good views, especially of Buckingham Fountain (though I prefer the views out if the Hancock building more). The sky decks are a must-do, but they're on the side of the building with the least pretty view. Be prepared to wait in line for those. There's gift shops at the top and bottom of the building. A wonderful piece of history.
Honestly nothing too special. We got tickets from City Pass, and I probably wouldn't have bought it alone otherwise. $25 for regular tickets and $50 for fast pass, which all it gets you is faster access up the elevator. We went around 6 PM on a Thursday and there was no line through the regular or fast pass to get up the elevator , but had to wait about 30+ minutes to take a picture in the glass box. Two lines had professional picture takers and the other two were free for all. People had unlimited time to take pictures, which made it take forever. They should regulate it somehow. Other than that, not much else to do up there other than look around, pay to use the stationary binoculars, or shop at the gift shop.
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