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Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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The Art Institute of Chicago

Both are praised by expert reviewers. On balance, The Art Institute of Chicago is preferred by most professionals compared to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. The Art Institute of Chicago scores 97 with approval from 11 publications such as Lonely Planet, On the Grid and Travel + Leisure.

Both are praised by expert reviewers. On balance, The Art Institute of Chicago is preferred by most professionals compared to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. The Art Institute of Chicago scores 97 with approval from 11 publications such as Lonely Planet, On the Grid and Travel + Leisure.

tripexpert score
95
#4 in Chicago
location

233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

endorsements
  • 10 endorsements
  • 55

    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 →

  • 14

    Concierge

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

  • 6

    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 →

  • 1

    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 →

  • 2

    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 →

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97
#1 in Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404

  • 13 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    The Art Institute of Chicago hosts the first exhibition devoted to Britain’s rising-star architect David Adjaye in September. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    It takes several days to navigate this superb museum housing some 260,000 artworks—including some of the world's most famous masterpieces.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Come for the sterling collection of Impressionists (an entire room is dedicated to Monet) and Old Masters; linger over the extraordinary and comprehensive photography collection. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    You can't -- and shouldn't -- miss the Art Institute. No matter what medium or century interests you, the Art Institute has something in its collection to fit the bill. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The second-largest art museum in the country, the Art Institute houses treasures and masterpieces from around the globe. Full Review →

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