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Scenic Lookout and Historic Site
Streeterville, Chicago
  • Has a stamp of approval from Michelin Travel & Lifestyle and Explore Chicago
    • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    • Explore Chicago
  • Ghadi T.
    "I loved the view of Chicago from here it is breathtaking."(7 Tips)
    "Better than the Sears Tower SkyDeck, and you know it!"(6 Tips)
    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    "then head to the Signature Room for a drink!"(5 Tips)
    Haroldo F.
    "Hancock Tower is never crowded as The Sears Tower"(5 Tips)
118 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • 94th floor
  • skydeck
  • signature room
  • cocktails
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  • Jim R.
    Jim RuvalcabaSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Visit 10 - 20 minutes before sunset. That way you get the best of the day and night views in one visit.
  • Catherine P.
    Catherine PunktFebruary 25, 2015
    Go there between 10 and 11 am (during winter) and you easily can pass through.
  • Furkan Ö.
    Furkan ÖzcanNovember 22, 2011
    Reflection of lights sucks photographers. Easy to climb. No queue
  • Brittany M.
    Brittany McMahanJuly 17, 2012
    Save $10 and go up to the 96th floor instead of going on the Observation deck on the 94th. You can have a drink and enjoy just as good a view!
  • Jaunted
    JauntedApril 15, 2010
    Better than the Sears Tower SkyDeck, and you know it!
  • Ally F.
    Ally FiestaApril 15, 2012
    As soon as you get off the elevator pick up the free audio tour guide. Very cool info!
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 28, 2012
    An open-air SkyWalk at John Hancock Observatory, not only gives you great views of the city, it also lets invites you to take a breath of fresh air!
  • Lisa A.
    Lisa AOctober 11, 2013
    Signature room for drinks. Bring yr cell chargers too, plenty of places to recharge at yr table while You relax.
  • Reinaldo m.
    Reinaldo moraAugust 13, 2015
    Nice view and bar
    HISTORYApril 7, 2010
    Located on the 94th floor of the building 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile, it's the city's only open-air skywalk. Here you'll see an incredible 360-degree view of Chicago, WI, IN & parts of IL.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Glorious views of the city in every direction - learn about the sites through one of the Soundscope talking telescopes, then head to the Signature Room for a drink! -- Green Guide Editor
  • Ashland T.
    Ashland ThomasMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Big changes on the way. Buy your observatory merch now before the name change
  • Gaston V.
    Gaston VarrentiAugust 22, 2011
    Incredible view of the lake and the city.
  • Yuliana V.
    Yuliana VillarrealMay 29, 2016
    beautiful place😍
  • OC Food D.
    OC Food DivaOctober 13, 2014
    If you have time to go twice, I would recommend visiting once in the morning around 10am and again right before sunset.
  • Courtney H.
    Courtney HologramApril 6, 2014
  • Aaliya M.
    Aaliya MappAugust 11, 2013
    Best view in the city? Women's bathroom on the 95th floor. Men, be jealous.
  • Felicia H.
    Felicia HaggartyNovember 21, 2011
    Amazing view s & incredible lattes to start my day
  • StudioHEL
    StudioHELMay 15, 2010
    looking to have drinks way up high!
  • Garland A.
    Garland ArmstrongAugust 28, 2013
    Awesome up there
  • Mari S.
    Mari StuartSeptember 7, 2010
    Best view in town at night!
  • Kate G.
    Kate GreenJuly 25, 2015
    Better view of the lake than the Willis Tower!
  • Adrienne
    AdrienneFebruary 12, 2012
    Watching the sunset from here is AMAZING!!
  • Julien M.
    Julien MeauNovember 9, 2013
    Worth getting in just before sunset to have both day and night lights
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie CarterApril 30, 2013
    went here on a foggy day and they warned about limited visibility. The fog was AWESOME and made for great photos.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WillingerAugust 14, 2010
    Monday is the best place to come here. No lines! #fijihunt
  • Janet D.
    Janet De bieJune 30, 2016
    The view relaxed and fun
  • M A.
    M ALDossaryMay 20, 2015
    Amazing 360 view of Chicago City 👍 Dont forget to try The Tilt !!! Totally new Experience.. Highly Recommended 👍
  • Will S.
    Will St MartinSeptember 27, 2015
    Went there at night time, It's absolutely amazing!
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzApril 15, 2012
    Best up-top skyscraper views I've seen. Take the 40-second elevator ride (fast) up to get shots of Lake Michigan, the parks, beaches, lakeshore, skyline & more. Grab a coffee or cocktail up-top!
  • Shawn S.
    Shawn SmithApril 7, 2013
    Amazing! Forget the skydeck at Willis Tower. JHC has WAY better views of the city!
  • Ghadi T.
    I loved the view of Chicago from here it is breathtaking.
  • Paula A.
    Paula AOctober 11, 2011
    Personally, I prefer Hancock's to Skydeck's view.
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DuhoskiAugust 14, 2010
    Best views in Chicago. Check out the awesome new telescopes!
  • Juan D.
    Juan DiegoOctober 1, 2016
    I went here like two weeks ago and I had so much fun ! It was such an amazing view! I also got on the tilt;). I would totally go again maybe next time when it's dark out and see all the city lights ;D
  • Grant H.
    Grant HortonSeptember 1, 2013
    Best view of Chicago from 95 floors up!
  • Susa D.
    Susa DNovember 18, 2016
    The view is great, but unfortunately you cannot take pictures without nets or glass in front of you, leading to a lot of reflections in night pictures. No access to the roof.
  • Sundar A.
    Sundar ArganAugust 19, 2013
    Go early, less lines and better views.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BoyeaJuly 11, 2013
    Military discount!! Love it!!
  • Steve T.
    Steve TalbottMarch 28, 2011
    Nightime view is best in the city. 94th floor is where you need to be.
  • Surinder V.
    Surinder VirkJuly 1, 2012
    awesome view and great history of Chicago...
  • Pat C.
    Pat CunninghamDecember 24, 2013
    If you're eligible, remember to show your military affiliation to get a good doscount. Chicago is very supportive of the US military.
  • Devrim G.
    Devrim GündüzJuly 3, 2016
    The best Chicago view.
  • Ovgu C.
    Ovgu C. O.November 6, 2014
    Much better than Skydeck! Impressive view of Chicago👍
  • Nikola V.
    Nikola ValtošováJuly 19, 2016
    Absolutely the best view in Chicago. Worth to seeing.
  • Amy F.
    Amy FarabaughMarch 23, 2012
    Friends coming into town? Take them up to the 96th Floor Lounge for a drink, appetizers and a spectacular view of Chicago. No admission fee!
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱August 19, 2016
    Amazing night view.
  • Catriona H.
    Catriona HunterNovember 21, 2013
    A great alternative to the Skydeck. Or do both - one during the day and one at night.
  • Jen S.
    Jen ShinJuly 10, 2016
    the views are absolutely amazing! if you're 21+, get the ticket and drink deal to enjoy a brew as you take in the scenery.
  • Noel B.
    Noel BurkeNovember 21, 2012
    This is a must see. The city from in high. Kiss the sky - almost
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