360 Chicago Observation Deck

360 Chicago Observation Deck

360 Chicago Observation Deck
4.5
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09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
About
Located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, 360 CHICAGO offers breathtaking views of Chicago’s skyline, the lakefront, and four states. It’s the only place you can enjoy Chicago’s highest thrill ride, TILT – a giant moving platform that literally TILTs visitors over the edge of the building. Relax at BAR 94 with local favorites, a large cocktail selection, and front-row seating to the city’s best views from 1,000 feet up. Explore HD interactive touch screens in seven languages and learn more about the Windy City. If you really want to experience Chicago, make your first stop 360 CHICAGO.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Near North Side
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  • Chicago • 6 min walk
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  • William Kim
    London, Canada345 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience.
    An awesome place to be at. Take the elevator up to the 94th floor and you will be greeted to great views of Downtown Chicago and the surrounding neighbourhoods. Go especially at night, the view is much prettier then. My only complaint would be that it can get a bit boring here while you wait to go up to the top. I didn't think too much about this until I also went up the Sears Tower a few days later. The Sears Tower has gone under a complete makeover where there are many photo op stations and interactive exhibits featuring the history of Chicago. If the John Hancock Center did this as well, then my review would be 5 stars. Otherwise this place is well worth the admission price to go up to the 94th floor, even though it is a bit pricey. You won't regret it.
    Thank you for your review of 360 Chicago. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with our observation deck. Alongside the view, guests have access to our introductory exhibit which highlights Chicago's eccentric neighborhoods. We appreciate hearing your feedback and hope that you can give us another try in the future.
    Written 8 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 August 2023
  • cazzaphinn
    Glasgow, United Kingdom320 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views
    Really enjoyed this viewing platform. Was spacious and views were phenomenal as it was a clear, sunny evening. Recommend going up 30 mims before sunset to get the view before, during and after. Tilt is ok, a bit of fun and worth doing if there.
    Thank you for the nice review of 360 CHICAGO, and good advice about coming up at sunset! We hope you can join us again soon.
    Written 7 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 October 2023
  • Samantha B
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views
    Amazing views! We pre booked tickets as was advised it would skip the line but to be honest there was no queue to book tickets anyway. Enjoyed reading the facts on the wall as you queued for the elevators. The views are amazing! The tilt experience was ok but doesn’t last for long and in my opinion was not worthy extra money. We had a drink included too. I chose the wine and was given a large measure, do not expect the cocktails or wines to be in fancy cups. They are in a plastic cup, this did not bother us though. It was lovely to sit have a drink and soak in the lovely views of the city.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Sue W
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views over Chicago
    The weather was not great on the day of our visit so visibility was not so good. However, we were still able to see most of Chicago. When you get to the Skydeck you have only 90 seconds to spend on the glass. This includes the time it takes for the official photo. This is very short and doesn't allow for you to take your own photo's with different views.
    Thanks for taking the time to write a review! However, it seems you may be confusing us with the Skydeck. Next time you're in town, visit us at the 360 Observation Deck, an observatory with unlimited time to enjoy our views!
    Written 11 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 November 2023
  • LaurenSCO
    Scotland, United Kingdom93 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views!
    The most amazing views! The tilt experience was great and I thought, reasonably priced! Staff were nice and queues moved fast. Only thing that stopped it being a 5 was the cost of the photos. You expect to pay a bit more at these things but I felt $30 for one print was excessive. Would definitely recommend when in Chicago!
    Thanks a lot for the review of 360 CHICAGO. We really appreciate the positive feedback. Hope you can make a return visit in the near future!
    Written 26 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 November 2023
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SJM Jordan
Amman, Jordan313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The view is amazing. You can see the entire city and it’s specially nice around sunset time. The tilt option is also nice if you do not get scared easily
Written 14 May 2024
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Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the beautiful sunset. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Written 15 May 2024
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Lisa S
Lakeland, FL10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing breathtaking views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. I could probably sit there for hours and enjoy the view. Love that you have the option to add the Tilt experience after your purchase because it is very scary to look down and it would be a waste of money to pay for something you’re too scared to do. Like that you also have the option to go back and retake your pictures (not on Tilt). Only negative to the Sip and View is that the drinks are premade in a bottle and they don’t remind you that the glasses are souvenirs.
Written 7 May 2024
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the breathtaking views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. It's wonderful to know that you found the option to add the Tilt experience convenient, ensuring you get the most out of your visit. We appreciate your feedback about the drinks, and we'll definitely take it into consideration to enhance the overall experience. We hope to welcome you back soon for more unforgettable moments!
Written 11 May 2024
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Alison W
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Having seen Chicago by boat and bicycle we wanted to see how it all fitted together from the air. 94 floors up and still buildings taller than us. The views are spectacular.
Written 6 May 2024
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Thanks so much for the nice review of 360 CHICAGO. We're so happy you enjoyed the views. Come back again soon!
Written 10 May 2024
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Sue P
London, UK273 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We went here as it had been recommended over Skydeck but we wouldn’t recommend it. We did the observation deck and Tilt package. Tilt is a complete waste of time and money and as for the observation deck, part of it was closed off, only one of the information screens seemed to be working and many of the windows were filthy making it really difficult to take photos!
Written 3 May 2024
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Thanks a lot for the feedback. We're always looking for ways to improve our attraction and are sorry we missed the mark. Please email us at info@360chicago.com with more information about your experience. We'd love the chance to make it up to you.
Written 4 May 2024
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Heidi F
Cleveland, OH27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We were staying a few blocks away for a concert and decided to have brunch and then check this out the afternoon before the show. The views are spectacular, though I think it's a bit overpriced. I will go back to see if at night though, because I think that would be worth it. Overall, it was a good experience, I took a star away for the price gouging. Bonus: there's a Starbucks in the lobby 🙃
Written 28 April 2024
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Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the spectacular views and that you're considering returning for a nighttime visit. We understand your concern about pricing and appreciate your feedback. We strive to provide value for our guests and will take your comments into consideration. We're pleased to offer the convenience of a Starbucks in our lobby as a bonus. We hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable experience!
Written 28 April 2024
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celinescz
Montreal, Canada53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We went at sunset and at night. The view is impressive! However, about the Tilt experience: I didn't necessarily find it crazy: it's a lot of waiting for nothing. In real life, you stick close to the windowz and you see the same thing! It's crowded, but it's okay.
Written 18 April 2024
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We're delighted to hear that you found the view impressive! Regarding the Tilt experience, we're sorry it didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback on the waiting time and will strive to enhance this aspect of the experience. Despite the crowds, we're glad to hear that you found the overall experience satisfactory. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us!
Written 21 April 2024
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Tracy C
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The view is spectacular. I chose 360 over Willis Tower for the Tilt, which was closed for repairs when we arrived. Had I known the Tilt was closed, I would’ve gone to the Willis Tower for the glass box experience instead. Such a bummer.
Written 6 April 2024
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Thank you for your review, Tracy. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the views and would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused due to the closure for our scheduled tilt maintenance. Please email us at info@360chicago.com, we would love the chance to make it up to you and show our appreciation for your choosing us over our competitors.
Written 7 April 2024
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kees637
Barneveld, The Netherlands26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Easy entrance, nice staff and most important: stunning views over Chicago and Lake Michigan. You can walk around and have a view from all sides. There is a restaurant for a coffee or a beer. Enough space to walk around, even when there are a larger number of people
Written 20 March 2024
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Thank you very much for the review of 360 CHICAGO. We truly appreciate your feedback on our views and are delighted that our staff was able to help make your experience a positive one. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 24 March 2024
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KWa16
Waterloo, Canada59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The views were great. We went just before sunset so got a view with the sun, the sunset, and the evening lights. However, the tilt isn’t worth the cost. It was maybe 15-20 seconds in duration and you aren’t allowed to take your own photos.

Overall, while the view was great it was incredibly overpriced for the tilt add on.
Written 17 March 2024
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Thank you for your kind review of 360 CHICAGO, and for your helpful suggestion to visit at sunset! Regarding the Tilt experience, we completely understand that it may not be for everyone, which is why we make it optional and encourage all visitors to preview it before purchasing tickets. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!
Written 24 March 2024
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andyjmacd
30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Purchased Sip and View as the website portrayed an intimate and relaxed experience.
Unfortunately it’s the opposite, very busy and impersonal. Overcrowded and a lack of tables to provide the experience that’s been sold and portrayed
The souvenir “glass” is actually a plastic beaker.
Not worth paying for sip and view, just pay for general entry.
Written 16 March 2024
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Thanks a lot for the feedback, Andy. We're always looking for way to improve our attraction. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Written 24 March 2024
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