360 Chicago Observation Deck, Chicago

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The city's dramatic skyline awaits you at 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Atop the fourth-tallest building in Chicago, you can get unobstructed views of the town's impressive architecture, beaches, and lakefront. You'll ride up 94 floors in some of the fastest elevators in North America to the observation deck of the John Hancock Building to enjoy the panoramic sweep across four states. The deck also features plenty of the city's history in several displays. Put 360 Chicago Observation Deck into our Chicago online driving holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I went there with my family, the view from the top was great as you can see Chicago and lake Michigan. Regarding the 360 Observation Deck it was really nice even if I was expecting it more impressive.  more »
  • We were lucky to have one very nice sunny and clear day during our visit to Chicago. The Sun and Stars ticket allows you to go back within 48 hours for a few dollars more. 360 Chicago is by the lake s...  more »
  • There’s two elevator going up but confusing coming down. No staff here to direct he flow of people of where to go. However the place is not crowded at all and able to see the sky view of the city. Hig...  more »
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  • Wait was long, but it was labor day weekend, so that is to be expected. There are some videos and other things to keep you entertained while you wait. The observation deck itself is great. I went at the perfect time so that we got to see day to night! The tilt was also really cool, but it lasts maybe a minute. Or less. Which after waiting 40 minutes in line is a little disappointing, but still worth it to see down the side of the building. Just be aware that there are some people who will be up there thinking they can use a whole window for their own personal photo shoot. I do wish there was some kind of security presence to stop these people.
  • 360 Chicago was on our Labor Day Weekend bucket list and did not disappoint. We arrived early in the morning, just after it opened at 8:00 AM, and were thrilled as we watched our kids peer out over the Chicago skyline for the first time. We paid the extra $8 to do Tilt, and for us, it was totally worth it. I would recommend arriving early, as we were leaving about 10:30 AM, it was becoming noticeably busier. I would like to go back and experience it at nighttime, but the early morning was spectacular. This is the best view and best value for seeing Chicago from a skyscraper in my opinion.
  • We had a great time here. The extra tilt thing wasn’t really worth the $8 per person though. It was neat, but it’s not $8 neat. I feel it should just be included in the admission price. Great sunset views! Great view of Willis and Trump towers. There’s also a bar which was nice for a drink while relaxing on the benches and watching the sun set.
  • Awesome experience. The view was amazing we watched the air show from here. We would have done "tilt" but it was a long wait. I especially like the movie that was playing showing the construction of the building. They had an awesome penny machine at the top where you could buy 8 at once. The bar was great and bartenders friendly but they where pretty much out of every food.
  • Absolutely stunning views! This place should be on your list of must stop at while in Chicago. Staff were very friendly and always smiling. Recommend bringing your camera to take advantage of the scenic beauty. Prices were reasonable and the variety of souvenirs available for purchase are well worth checking out.

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