With breathtaking 360 degrees views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan, the SkyDeck Chicago observation deck is a must-see while visiting the Chicago.

Visit SkyDeck Chicago with your Go Chicago pass

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • Access the observation deck and The Ledge for a 360-view of the city
  • Enjoy the Reaching for the Sky movie showing in the theater
  • Your pass gives you access to many more attractions in Chicago

Not one for those scared of heights, head to SkyDeck Chicago and get a bird’s eye view of the Windy City. This observation deck is located in the world-famous Willis Tower, formerly known as the SkyDeck Chicago Sears Tower. You’ll ride 1,353 feet up to the 103rd floor of the tower and get some of the best views of the city.

Hours of Operation

March – September
Sunday - Friday: 9AM - 10PM 
Saturday: 8:30AM - 12AM
*Last admissions 30 minutes prior to closing.
Sunday - Friday: 10AM - 8PM
Saturday: 9:30AM - 9PM
*Last admissions 30 minutes prior to closing.

Closings & Holidays

Open 365 days a year with the exception of severely inclement weather (posted on the Skydeck Chicago website).

Know before you go

Getting In: Head downstairs and through security, then bypass the Box Office and present your pass to the ticket taker.

Please Note: All Skydeck Chicago visitors must go through a security check in order to be admitted to the Observatory. During peak hours, the security line can be lengthy, but it moves quickly. Occasionally, the 99th floor is used for observation instead of the 103 Skydeck Chicago when maintenance is required.

Insider Tip: You will be able to skip the ticketing line but will experience a line for the elevator. To avoid crowds or elevator lines, visit SkyDeck Chicago early in the day.


Getting there

SkyDeck Chicago

US, IL, Chicago, 60606, 232 S. Franklin St.


232 S. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60606
United States