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Willis Tower (Sears) – A Wondrous Sight to Behold Featured

233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606 Photo by Cody Hough

There are many buildings in the world that are built to be massive structures that climb high into the sky. The World Trade Center was considered to be the tallest building in the world until the Sears Tower in Chicago was built in 1974. Anyone that is traveling to Chicago needs to see this impressive building that was considered to be the world’s tallest until 1997. Here is more information on a trip to Chicago that must include a visit to this incredible architectural wonder.

The Skydeck is definitely the main reason for visiting the Sears Tower. The view from the Sears Tower is incredible, and a person can see very far; the tower has one hundred and three floors, which is as high as one can get without wings. There are powerful telescopes available to use, so be sure to go with a lot of spare change. 

Like taking panoramic pictures? Anyone that wants to see a panoramic view of Chicago will finally get their chance, so be sure that a camera is taken along for the most incredible pictures ever snapped. A trip to one of the tallest buildings is pretty exciting, but the Sears Tower Chicago has to make it heart stopping as well. There is a special ledge up on the Skydeck, and here the brave can stand on a clear ledge that extends four feet away from the deck. Who has the courage to gaze down from over one thousand feet in the air? 

No trip to one of the world’s most famous cities is complete without a history lesson, but even history is more interesting when one is one thousand feet in the air! While on the Skydeck, a person can learn a lot about the colorful history of Chicago thanks to the many exhibits. 

Willis Tower ChicagoGot little ones? Many people travel with their children, and with that in mind, the Skydeck is also child-friendly. To teach young ones all about the great city of Chicago, there is an exhibit called Knee High Chicago, which features a lot of history about the city, but at the convenient eye level for children to be able to read and enjoy.

Chicago is a great city that brings millions of people every year. While exploring the famous Windy City, a family has to go check out the Sears Tower. With its spectacular views, interesting exhibits, and terrifying view on a clear ledge, the Sears Tower Chicago should be the first attraction anyone should check out in Chicago.


April to September: 9am - 10pm
October to March: 10am - 8pm
Open 365 Days a Year
Address/Map:    233 South Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 875-9696
Website: Willis Tower or Skydeck Chicago


General Admission
  Child Under 3 Youth 3-11 yrs Adults 12+
Admission: Free $12.00 $18.00
  More information about tickets available here