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Chicago Illinois Attractions

Willis Tower

Formerly known as the Sears Tower, the Willis Tower is the tallest building in the western hemisphere. This enormous office building stands at an unbelievable 1,450 feet and 110 stories high. One of the biggest draws in Chicago is the Skydeck, where the views of the Windy City and beyond
are breathtaking.
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Downtown Chicago, Illinois Hotel near Willis Tower.

Enjoy a delightful lodging experience at our affordable downtown Chicago, Illinois hotel. Discover well-appointed guestrooms and suites, friendly service, and appealing amenities. A great location puts many fun attractions, like the Skydeck at Willis Tower, within close proximity.
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Chicago Illinois Willis Tower

Willis Tower.

Located on Wacker Drive in the center of Chicago's West Loop, Willis Tower is home to the city's largest corporations and commuter rail stations. Built in 1973 as the Sears Tower , Willis Tower features approximately 3.8 million rentable square feet, including approximately 159,000 square feet of retail space. In addition, there's a 160-car executive parking garage. Other amenities include a full-service conference center and fitness facility. For more information, visit

Willis Tower Skydeck.

At 1,353 feet, the Skydeck is Chicago's highest observatory. When the weather cooperates, you can see 40 to 50 miles in all directions. That means you'll have a chance to see four different states at one time. Along with Illinois, you'll get spectacular views of Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin. It's also a great way to appreciate Chicago's exquisite architecture. Of course, there's nothing better than watching the sun set from the Skydeck. If you're interested, it's recommended to arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to sundown. High-tech, high-powered telescopes make all the sights really come to life. For more information, visit
  • Museum-quality exhibits. There's more to the Skydeck than just incredible outdoor views. Inside the Skydeck, you'll be able to explore Chicago's past and present via interactive , museum-quality exhibits. It's a history lesson you won't soon forget
  • Multi-language interactive kiosks. Visitors from around the globe can take a hands-on tour of Chicago's landmarks on state-of-the-art computer terminals. And they're international-friendly. Currently, the six languages available are English, French, German, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish.
  • Knee-High Chicago. Kids will get their chance to experience everything adults do, no matter their size. A kid-level display that extends all the way around the Skydeck features cut-out windows for easy viewing.
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1100 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605
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