The SkyDeck and Ledge at Willis Tower - formerly Sears Tower

At 1,450 feet and 100 stories, the Willis Tower in Chicago is North America's tallest building and a major tourist destination with 35 miles of unparalleled views of the city from the Skydeck.  Visitors number 25,000 daily.   It is a major place for business with a worker population of 10,000.  The  tower houses eight different restaurants, banking and ATM facilities, post office, health club, and numerous shops.

Hours: May–September, 10:00 am–10:00 pm, last arrival 30 minutes prior to closing;
October–April, 10:00 am–8:00 pm, last arrival 30 minutes prior to closing;

Skydeck is open 365 days a year with the exception of severely inclement weather which is posted on the Skydeck website. They occasionally use the 99th floor instead of the 103 Skydeck when maintenance is required.

Take CTA: The Skydeck is easily accessible via public transportation. From the brown, purple, and orange lines exit at Quincy stop and you’re right at the Willis Tower. From the blue and red lines exit at Jackson Blvd. and walk just a few blocks west to the Jackson Blvd entrance just west of Franklin St.

By bus: Buses 1, 7, Express 28, 37,126, 129, 134, 135, 136, 151, and 156 all stop within one block of the Willis Tower.

Take Metra: Union Station’s Metra and Amtrak trains are 1 1/2 blocks from the Willis Tower. Exit the station from Jackson Blvd. walk east across the river and the Skydeck entrance is on your left just east of Wacker Dr.

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  • The SkyDeck and Ledge at Willis Tower - formerly Sears Tower
  • 233 South Wacker Drive
  • Chicago, IL 60606
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