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Explore Chicago’s Iconic History with Spectacular Views at Skydeck Chicago

by Mary Melnick

Mar 23, 2023

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Destinations / North America

This spring, those looking to learn about history and architecture, try delicious food and explore should head to Chicago. One can’t-miss attraction in the city is Skydeck Chicago, a breathtaking observation deck atop famous Willis Tower. From 1,353 feet above the ground, visitors can take in the views of the city. This iconic attraction offers something for travelers and locals of all ages.

 

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The lower-level features a museum highlighting Chicago’s rich history and is guaranteed to be as fun as it is educational. The kids will enjoy interactive activities like scavenger hunts, allowing them to dive deep into Chicago’s history. Whether you’ve lived in Chicago your whole life or are visiting for the first time, you are guaranteed to learn something new about the culture of the city and its diverse neighborhoods and buildings.

 

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After the museum, head to the 103rd floor and step on to The Ledge to see the bustling streets below and nearby Lake Michigan. Skydeck, the highest observation deck in the United States, provides beautiful views of the city and up to 50 miles of land on a clear day from its five glass-floor balconies extending from Willis Tower. Skydeck is open to the public, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. (Sunday–Thursday) and 9 a.m.–10 p.m. (Friday–Saturday). Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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