Willis Tower Skydeck: Amazing Views, Exhibits and Events
Home to the highest observatory in Chicago, the Skydeck on the 103rd floor of the former Sears Tower has specially-designed observation boxes. Standing 1,353 feet high, Willis Tower features incredible sight lines. On clear days, you'll be able to see 50 miles in any direction, including views of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan. For a real thrill, test your courage on The Ledge, a series of glass boxes extending out from the Skydeck with totally unobstructed views of the skyline.
What can I expect To See At the Skydeck? Is It Accessible For the Disabled?
On a clear day, you can view up to 50 miles in all directions, and four states: Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Be sure to watch the film, "Reaching for The Sky" to learn more about the history of Willis Tower. Museum-style exhibits feature additional details on the history and architecture.The Skydeck has an elevator and ramps for wheelchairs, strollers and scooters. The Ledge is also accessible. Complimentary wheelchairs are available to visitors on request.
Are Photos Permitted On The Ledge? Does the Skydeck Have Restaurants?
The Ledge features several glass boxes that extend just over four feet from the Skydeck.If you are taking photographs and shooting towards the windows, remember to use your camera's backlight function and pay attention to Skydeck rules. No tripods allowed. Several restaurants are available to guests in the lobby, lower level one, and second floor. Restaurants are open Monday-Friday and serve a variety of hot dishes, sandwiches, salads, snacks and beverages.