Willis Tower, Chicago
About Willis Tower, Chicago
Willis Tower, Chicago - Address, Phone Number
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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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 Ticket 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 reach 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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I've visited Chicago many times and never made it to the Willis Tower until now and it was GREAT!! I love beautiful scenery and it did not disappoint! The views are absolutely gorgeous! It really excited me. The glass boxes are also incredible. A little intimidating at first but nothing less than amazing. It's $23 to enter. One box has an employee who takes pictures and your time in the glass box is limited according to the amount of people in your group. We had 5 people so they gave us 2 minutes... which was actually plenty of time to snap several photos of one another. Then you have other glass boxes that are not time restricted and 100% self photos but there are three lines per box so you will not be in the box alone. It's not as personal but still enjoyable, just be careful not to get in the way of picture taking for those in the box. There was a gift shop on the same floor and there are two that you must walk through as you exit after the elevator ride down (wise). The photos can be purchased at $30 a package and $10 per package for every package purchased after the first $30 package per group. Each package consists of 3 photos which is not that bad. It was a great experience and I'd suggest to go...its a "Chicago" must-see!!!
Great views. It took nearly an hour to work our way to the top. Multiple lines. Something resembling security with scanning, etc. We bought tickets online but still had to go through most of the lines. Once we arrived at the viewing level it was really crowded. Especially the one side where you must wait in another line to stand on the glass floor. When we had seen enough we had to stand in another line 20 minutes to get on the elevator going down. Overall, I'm glad we experienced this. It was quite a stellar view.
Great place to view Chicago. Bought the fast pass in advance. Didn't need it because their was no line. Would wait to purchase tickets until you get there so you don't overspend. Assess the line and buy on your phone accordingly or at the counter if there is no line. Will need to potentially do this outside as cell phone reception inside is tough depending on carrier. Fast pass is issued by time slot so if you are tight on time like I was you will have to take your chances one way or the other.
* One of the popular tourist attraction in Chicago . * 100 plus floors. * super fast elevator to observatory deck. * It has glass balconies, usually crowded . * Wonderful view. * There is no dedicated parking for this building, but most of the tourists would find city tour bus or local taxis more convenient.
Very cool to go see the city, just make sure the weather is clear. Glass floor ledge was very cool, but a tough thing to step out on. On the way out they really hit you hard with gift shops (3 of them), might be good or bad depending on if you like the merchandise. Only other thing is chew gum on the elevator, pressure builds in your ears quick I think mine popped ten times on the way up.
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