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Chicago, Illinois: The Ledge - 1,353 Feet Straight Down

Visitors stand, crawl, and lie in see-thru boxes 1353 feet in the air, hanging outside the tallest building in Chicago.

Skydeck Chicago

233 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL
Skydeck Chicago. I-290 to its end downtown, then drive north two blocks on Franklin St. The Tower will be on the left. Use the entrance on the south (Jackson Blvd.) side of the of building. The best time to arrive is reportedly shortly before opening, or after 6 pm.
Summer daily 9 am - 9:30 pm; off-season 10 am - 7:30 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$28-$35 entry/person
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Chicago, Illinois - The Ledge: 1353 Feet Straight Down
The Ledge: 1353 Feet Straight Down:

The Ledge is a set of three ledges that jut from the west face of the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).

[07/16/2009] Complete Story...

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The Ledge.

The Ledge - 1,353 Feet Straight Down

Very scary to step out onto a glass floor so high up. If you think you'd like something like that, then it's worth it. The elevator ride is cool in itself, a bit pricey, but so is Chicago.

[Robert Ottlinger, 09/21/2021]

The Ledge.

The Ledge - 1,353 Feet Straight Down

103 stories straight down!

[Danielle C, 04/25/2013]
The Ledge - 1,353 Feet Straight Down

Don't look down on the first step. Looking forward is better. Once you are out there it is a piece of cake!

[Bill Watts, 12/21/2010]

Tipster Mike Saperstein suggests: "Be sure to have your friends take pictures of you from an adjoining lookout 'box'!"

The Ledge.

The Ledge - 1,353 Feet Straight Down

The coolest spot in town!

[Marc Tacke, 03/20/2010]

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