Spontaneous Day in Chicago (Part 3)

by - 9:01 AM

We finally made it to the Willis Tower!

Adult Admission Fee: $17.50/person
Parking Fee in the Willis Garage: $14.00

The entrance to the Skydeck is located on Jackson street which is the South side of the base of the building. You ride an elevator up to an unknown floor where you go through a security check point, then a quick photo is taken of you and your group in front of a green screen. They hand you a ticket number for your photo. Then you proceed to the line where you purchase your admission ticket.

To your left is the entrance of the beginning of the tour. You walk through a lot of rooms with beautiful pictures of the city and famous monuments of Chicago. There are a lot of photo opportunities in these rooms so take your time and get your money's worth.

At the end of the walking tour, you'll be guided into an elevator. Look up, there's a TV that shows you a really cool comparison of different things you're reaching the height of as the elevator makes its way to the 103rd floor including the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, etc.

Your ears are popping as you ascend so be careful and bring some gum to chew. Remember to swallow your saliva. It helps un-pop your ears.

Step out of the elevator. Gasp.

Standing 103 stories above the city on 1.5 inches of glass; Thrill of a lifetime.

At the very last glass ledge, there is a professional photographer who takes a photo of you and your group. Be nice to him/her. A lot of people were very mean to the photographer we encountered that day. Our picture came out amazing!

This is my iPhone picture OF our picture!

When you take the elevators back down, you can purchase your photos. We bought 2 copies of our ledge photos for $32.00! Yikes but it is a priceless photo after-all.

We browsed through the multiple gift shops and pressed our own souvenir coins. Woo! What a day! I'm hoping one day we will be able to get to experience Navy Pier but on this day it was too windy and cold. I'll be back again soon, Chicago!

xoxo Vicky

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