Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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9 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

At 1,353 feet up, The Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the skyscraper’s Skydeck on the 103rd floor, providing never-before-seen views of the city. Full review →



Designed by renowned architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, this 1,353-foot landmark tower is one of the five tallest in the world.


Fodor's Tick Choice

At 110 stories and 1,730 feet tall, the former Sears Tower, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1974, was the world's tallest building until 1996. Full review →


Frommer's 34

From your vantage point on the tallest observation deck in the U.S... vehicles look like Matchbox cars and the skyline of Chicago looks miniature. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Yes, you're at the right place. Willis Tower was the Sears Tower until mid-2009, when insurance broker Willis Group Holdings bought the naming rights. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

Tallest building in the world for over 20 years, this 110-story feat of engineering cuts an unmistakable profile on the city's skyline. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Until recently the tallest building in the US, with a cool skydeck. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Think of it as the world’s tallest recycling effort. Or maybe it’s just an exceptionally ambitious retrofit. Full review →



At 103 stories high, the Skydeck at the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower offers an unsurpassed view of Chicago and, on a clear day, four surrounding states Full review →

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