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John Hancock Observation Deck

Type: Great Views, Sightseeing

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Best Attractions & Activities: After 40 seconds in John Hancock's elevator, visitors are transported 1,000 feet above Chicago. From there, the city's third-largest building offers views that stretch out to 80 miles on a clear day. Food and drink are available in the restaurant and lounge, and informational exhibits are on display in four different languages. Should you be around in April, you can run up the stairs to the top in the popular "Hustle up the Hancock," which benefits the Respiratory Health Association. Make reservations in advance for dinner or stop for a drink at the famous The Signature Room at the 95th, where you can continue to enjoy the spectacular views. Adventure seekers will want to try TILT, a one-of-a-kind feature that lets you stand in a glass box as it tilts over the top of the skyscraper.

Sightseeing: After 40 seconds in John Hancock's elevator, visitors are transported 1,000 feet above Chicago. From there, the city's third-largest building offers views that stretch out to 80 miles on a clear day. Food and drink are available in the restaurant and lounge, and informational exhibits are on display in four different languages. Should you be around in April, you may want to skip the elevator ride and run to the top with other participants who "Hustle up the Hancock" to benefit the Respiratory Health Association. Make reservations in advance for dinner or stop for a drink at the famous The Signature Room at the 95th where you can continue to enjoy the spectacular views.


Address

875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60661

Map / Directions
312-751-3681


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Expert Tips by Jamie Bartosch

Chicago Local Expert

Best Attractions & Activities: "If you're going to the observation deck, spend an extra $7 and try TILT, a thrill that lets you tilt over the side of the skyscraper in a glass box."

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Visitors can enjoy views up to 80 miles away on a clear day and get to experience TILT, Chicago's newest thrill attraction.

Expert Tips by Megy Karydes

Chicago Local Expert

Sightseeing: "Stop for a cocktail at the famed The Signature Room at the 95th."

Best for Sightseeing Because: Visitors can enjoy views up to 80 miles from Chicago on a clear day

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