Skydeck Chicago

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*I received complimentary passes to the SkyDeck for my review, but all thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

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The Skydeck is open daily offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony experience extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower! The tower is a world-renowned building, a Chicago icon. The eighth-tallest building in the world, it remains the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, standing 1,450 feet and 110 stories tall.

I had the opportunity to go to Chicago this past month and at the top of my list was to visit the Skydeck! I had seen pictures of people standing on the famous ledge and I was so excited to do it myself.   The Skydeck is located in the Willis Tower which is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, ecompassing more than 4.5 million square feet!  Yes, it looks tall and sounds tall, but it didn’t really “click” how tall it was until I saw some comparisons.

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The Willis Tower is taller than 52 of the Gateway Arches, 46 of the Space Needles, 40 of the Great Pyramids, and 24 of the Statue of Liberty!  That is tall!  The view from the 103rd floor is spectacular!  You can see the whole city and beyond!

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Throughout the tower there are interactive stations and lots of fun facts about the tower, the city, people from the city, and more! These a great stop for everyone in the family.  Of course my favorite is the ledge! The Ledge transforms how visitors experience Chicago. At 1,353 feet up, The Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the skyscraper’s Skydeck on the 103rd floor, providing never-before-seen views of the city.

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I’ve always wanted to fly. Yes, like Superman.

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This is the closest I’ve ever been to that dream and what a rush! Here is the view from that position.

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I loved it! I will definitely be returning on my next visit to Chicago and I highly recommend it to anyone traveling there as well!

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  1. The SkyDeck is one of our favorite places in Chicago. It never gets old.
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