Trip Planner:   USA  /  Illinois  /  Chicago  /  Sightseeing  /  360 CHICAGO

360 CHICAGO, Chicago

(7,000+ reviews on the web)
Observation Deck
The city's dramatic skyline awaits you at 360 CHICAGO. Atop the fourth-tallest building in Chicago, you can get unobstructed views of the town's impressive architecture, beaches, and lakefront. You'll ride up 94 floors in some of the fastest elevators in North America to the observation deck of the John Hancock Building to enjoy the panoramic sweep across four states. The deck also features plenty of the city's history in several displays. Use our Chicago travel itinerary maker to visit 360 CHICAGO on your trip to Chicago, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create a full Chicago itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Chicago

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Chicago by other users

45 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Chicago & Prince Edward County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United States & Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Canada & United States BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in United States & Vancouver BY A USER FROM CHILE September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is an observation deck offering you the possibility to view the beautiful Chicago from above. It is well worth a visit.  more »
  • We went there on a weekday afternoon and the crowds weren't too bad. I think our overall wait from start to finish was under 45 minutes. Once you are up, oh my, behold those views! It's really, really...  more »
  • I've been to a few observation decks before but the view from the 360 was simply stunning on a lovely and sunny day. The location/proximity close to Lake Michigan adds to this effect. We did the Tilt ...  more »
Google
  • You will not stop raving. The Hancock is without question one of the finest observatories in the world. The views from the top are spectacular, and aside from inclement weather, there are no bad times to be on top. The entire 94th floor is dedicated, so you'll have plenty of room to spend as much time as you want. (Anything less than an hour is a waste.) You have 360° of spectacular views on all points of the compass. To the east is the unbroken placid blue of Lake Michigan - one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world. The sense of calm and peace is very settling because the expanse is so large. To the west is the 3rd largest city in the U.S., and a better view of this great city cannot be had, (especially if you get there around twilight, when the sun goes down and all the lights come on, and you get a sunset you'll never forget.) The north and south views combine the both and they are equally as special and fascinating. If the Hancock weren't built three blocks from the Lake, your views wouldn't be this good. But because it is, they are SPECTACULAR, and utterly unforgettable. You will ride the fastest elevator in the world, and the staff are VERY nice. It has an espresso bar and stadium seating on the west side that encourages long-term enjoyment and world-class contemplation. My daughters and I consider our Chicago visit isn't complete without a trip to the Hancock. It is, without question, the finest observatory in the world.
  • We visited first thing in the morning (9am) so queues were minimal, entry is just over $20 which is fairly reasonable.Lift up to the top takes a few minutes, viewing area is quite spacious, obviously the the views are great. The Tilt attraction is $7 but didn't look worth that, watched people on it and couldn't really see the point of paying, all you get is a slightly better angle to the ground! So, as I said, great views, but get there early to avoid the queues.
  • Amazing view! Go on a sunny evening to enjoy both end afternoon & night views! Cheaper than Willis tower but still expensive..around 25$ for an entry incl. a drink, but definitely worth it.
  • The view from the top is amazing. When we went it was drizzling a bit, but that did not stop us from seeing the beautiful city and the water surrounding it. The Tilt was a bit scary for me, seeing the city below through a pane of glass, but if you are not afraid of heights, maybe you can lean on the glass while they tilt you 30 degrees. Only downside: We wanted something warm and tried the hot chocolate in the restaurant, which was terrible!
  • This is a must see!! They are open later than the Willis tower, they never close to inclement weather (so you can see lightning storms from the top of Chicago!!), and they didn't have near as long of a line as the Willis tower. I personally spent 4 hours there watching the sunset. It was amazing, they also have a walk-out deck where you can be outside. I would definitely recommend going here!