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360 Chicago Observation Deck (formerly John Hancock Observatory) Admission

  • Admission to the 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory), located above the Magnificent Mile
  • Ride to the top in North America's fastest elevators, which rise 1,000 feet (305 meters) in 40 seconds
  • Enjoy 360-degree views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan
360 Chicago Observation Deck (formerly John Hancock Observatory) Admission
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One-time admission at the Chicago 360 Observatory plus TILT access, a thrilling new feature that offers visitors unique views of the Chicago skyline from 1,000 feet up
General Admission
One-time admission at the Chicago 360 Observatory
Sun & Stars Plus TILT
Admission good for two visits within 48 hours at the Chicago 360 Observatory plus TILT access, a thrilling new feature that offers visitors unique views of the Chicago skyline from 1,000 feet up
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Tower above the Windy City’s world-famous skyline with admission to 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory). Ascend 94 stories to the observation deck of one of the tallest buildings in North America aboard its lightning-fast elevator. Then check out bird’s-eye views of landmarks like the famous Willis (Sears) Tower and the lakefront shoreline, and enjoy a variety of interactive touch screens and educational exhibits on site.

Upgrade to the Sun and Stars package for two visits to the observation deck within 48 hours.

With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into 360 Chicago.
What to Expect
Enjoy the high point of your Chicago visit with this admission to 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory), 94 stories up in one of the country’s tallest buildings. Anyone looking to get an incredible view of the unique lakefront landscape and scenic architecture of Chicago will enjoy this sky-high excursion.

Make your own way to the 360 Chicago entrance, located along Michigan Avenue. You can choose to visit any time during the site’s hours of operation. Once inside the building, step into a high-speed elevator that will whisk you more than 90 stories above the ground at a speed of 20.5 mph (33 kph). As the doors open, make your way to the floor-to-ceiling windows as you enjoy incredible aerial views of the Windy City in all four cardinal directions.

Depending on the time of day you visit and the season, you’ll see all manner of interesting highlights. Morning and afternoon tend to give Lake Michigan a richer blue tint, while sunset offers the perfect opportunity for a romantic moment. After dark, the city sparkles down below.

In addition to great views, 360 Chicago offers a number of onsite amenities. Play around with the interactive touch screens, allowing you to zoom in and out of various landmarks visible from above. You can even test your knowledge with a series of digital games that explore the city. The guide features five different languages, and a version just for kids.

Those who have worked up an appetite from the high altitude can stop by BAR 94, for a delicious array of gelato, Italian coffee, cocktails, and light bites.

  • The Sun and Stars option is good for two visits (valid for 48 hours) to the observatory, providing the opportunity to enjoy Chicago views by both day and night.
  • The TILT option offers access to this brand new attraction of outward tilting glass 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile. This is the first of its kind in the world and offers unique, downward facing views.
Reviews (104)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Well worth the experience

I was concerned about the lift part of this but needn't have been. It goes up and down very quickly and is enjoyable. The view from the top is excellent. We went at night to see the lights. There are food options when you get...More

1  Thank MrsBrightside23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing views

Absolutely stunning views of the city. The staff was ok, and the drinks average, and well overpriced. The place needs a facelift, slightly dated throughout. I would recommend going up all the same, as it certainly lends to a beautiful panoramic view of a beautiful...More

1  Thank Marps H
Reviewed 10 September 2018
An incredible view!

Had a hard time deciding which tall building to visit but glad we decided on this one.Basically no wait, it was not crowded at all (midday on a Friday) & doing The Tilt was fun! ( $7 extra) We were able to have a drink...More

1  Thank patsyandrip
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was such a great experience! Was in Chicago to celebrate my 60th birthday and my husband and I went to 360 and had such a great time. The views were spectacular! A must see when visiting Chicago!

1  Thank mln531
Reviewed 23 June 2018
good one

loved my experience, went with my fam, they took great care of me, nice view from top, amazing place for pics etc.

Thank Rishi G
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