360 Chicago Observation Deck Admission: Skip the Ticket Desk

360 Chicago Observation Deck Admission: Skip the Ticket Desk

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Skip the ticket purchase desk to enjoy the best panoramic views of Chicago, 94 stories above the Windy City. Enjoy stunning lake views and close-up vistas of Chicago’s amazing skyscrapers. Make an optional visit to TILT.

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  • Enjoy the convenience of skipping the ticket purchase process at 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory)
  • Get the ultimate adrenaline rush by upgrading to include TILT, and tilt out and over the city
  • Zoom up 1,000 feet in just 40 seconds on board the fastest elevators in North America
  • See Chicago, Lake Michigan and 4 US states from the 94th floor
  • Learn about Chicago’s rich history and its different neighborhoods
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Soaring 1,000 feet over Chicago’s legendary Michigan Avenue, 360 CHICAGO is one of the city’s most unique attractions. Located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, 360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory) offers breathtaking views of Chicago’s lakefront, magnificent skyline and four neighboring states. After only a 40-second ride in North America's fastest elevators to the observation deck, you can experience what Travel & Leisure Magazine voted one of the best views in America. No other tower gets you closer to the heart of Chicago. Located on the Magnificent Mile and close to Navy Pier, 360 Chicago provides easy access to Chicago’s premier shopping and dining districts.   360 CHICAGO is also the only place where locals and visitors alike can enjoy TILT, Chicago’s tallest and most thrilling attraction. The first of its kind in the world, this one-of-a-kind marvel literally tilts you out and over the Magnificent Mile an Chicago’s famous skyline from the 94th floor observation deck. TILT gives you unique, downward facing views from over 1,000 feet up for up to 8 travelers at a time. Upgrade and include TILT and forever change the way you see Chicago!   360 CHICAGO also offers an interactive exhibit on the Ground Floor highlighting Chicago’s rich history and showcasing nine of the city’s culturally unique neighborhoods. Then, on the 94th floor, audio tours in 5 languages allow you to further explore the history and architecture of the magnificent city stretched out before you.  By pre-purchasing your timed ticket today, you get to skip the ticket desk and present your barcoded voucher to security to be scanned - you may have to wait in a short line at security, then head directly into the Ground Floor Exhibits, and then on to Elevator Line.
  • Barcoded timed ticket allowing you to skip the ticket purchase desk and proceed directly to the security line
  • Access to the 94th Floor Observation Deck
  • Ground Floor Exhibit on Chicago History and its neighborhoods
  • Access to Bar 94, the highest bar in Chicago
  • Admission to the TILT experience (if option is chosen)
  • Audio Tour
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Entry to 360 CHICAGO is at the base of the building on Michigan Avenue. Proceed directly to the security line for General Admission.

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    •  Rescheduling latecomers cannot be guaranteed and is subject to availability and capacity constraints; refunds will not be issued to latecomers
    • Please note that customers can skip the line to purchase tickets but all customers must join the security line. As such, extended waiting times are possible at busy times
    •  It is recommended to plan for possible wait times especially during peak weekends and holidays
    •  Elevators have been upgraded to include OTIS Air Purification Technology, which significantly reduces airborne bacteria and viruses
    Customer reviews

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    4.4 / 5

    based on 276 reviews

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    The 1st time went, the line was inside and that was in octubre and went on the tilt the line was as long. The 2nd time i went was in may and the line was outside and super long 3hr and 30min waiting in line.by time i got up there the ticket for the tilt were sold out. For that day.

    June 1, 2021

    It was good overall. The volume of the videos and information was a bit too loud. The wait was not too bad at all and moved along fairly quickly! Once up to the top floor, the sight was wonderful, it wasn't too packed for a Saturday, and it had an awesome view of every part of the city. I would definitely recommend at night!

    March 8, 2020

    Worthwhile Experience

    We had a wonderful time sitting and relaxing with our reasonably priced beverages as we looked out on the city, shoreline, and lake Michigan. We were there on a clear day about 200pm local time and could see all the way across the lake. Very relaxing. As a side note, neither of us like heights, but were very comfortable on the 94th floor--not scary at all. However we did not do the "tilt".

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    October 12, 2019

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