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233 S Wacker Dr # 3530
Chicago, IL 60606
Willis Tower Description
Kids will be wowed looking down on Chicago from the Sears Tower, which at 110 stories is the tallest building in North America and the third tallest in the world. The observation deck on the 103rd floor is the highest observatory in Chicago -- 1,353 feet up. Watch the short film, then load everyone in for the quick 55-second trip up to the observation deck on an elevator that travels at 1,600 feet per minute.
The glass-enclosed observation deck includes an indoor museum on Chicago history, a four-foot-tall "mini Chicago" for children to explore, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, and telescopes. Your kids will be able to tell their friends they saw three states from one spot: Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Expect a wait to get to the deck; crowds are lightest midweek and early in the day.
- Bring chewing gum. Little ears will pop riding the elevator to the observation deck.
Just the Facts
Hours: April-Sept. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily; Oct.-March 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
Fees: $10 - $20