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Hours/Departures:
June 1-September 30, 9:30am & 1:30pm; October 1-May 31 10am

Duration:
5 Hours, 30 Minutes

When to Go:
Summer

Tour Highlights:
Hancock Observatory

Age Restriction:
None

Important Information:
Children under the age of five may go on the Chicago Grand Tour and Hancock Observatory for FREE, provided they do not take up a seat.

Chicago Grand Tour and Hancock Observatory

Quick Facts

  • The 44th-floor sky lobby of the Hancock Tower features America's highest indoor swimming pool.
  • You can enjoy a FREE multimedia tour of the Hancock Tower SkyWalk, offered in six languages.
  • The Chicago Grand Tour and Hancock Observatory is the best way to gain a complete idea of Chicago and begin your trip.


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Ticket Pricing

  • Adult Price
    $49.99
  • Child Price
    $24.99

Summary

Features: Enjoy the Grand Tour at Chicago Hancock Observatory! The first half of the tour takes you around Chicago, and the second part of the tour revolves around the Hancock Tower. See the sites from one of Chicago's tallest landmarks. It takes the world's fastest elevators a mere 39 seconds to shoot up to the 94th floor and The Hancock Observatory. On a clear day you can see up to 80 miles in 360 degrees, and view four states - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Experience Chicago's only open-air SkyWalk, 1,000 feet above Chicago's Magnificent Mile, where you can feel the wind, take in the sun, and check out the dynamic city below.

Why We Go: The Chicago Hancock Observatory Grand Tour gives you an overlook of one of America's greatest cities, and the visit to the Hancock Observatory is unforgettable.  This family friendly tour is within the price range of a budgeted vacation, and from the Chicago Hancock Observatory Grand Tour you can plan the rest of your trip and pick out the sites that interest you most.

  • Family Friendly: The Chicago Grand Tour and the Hancock Observatory is a family friendly tour, and your kids will surely love the one-of-a-kind view from the Hancock Observatory.
  • Hancock Observatory: The Hancock Observatory sits atop Chicago's famous Hancock Tower, the fifth tallest building in the World.  The Observatory is well known for its unparalleled view, and you can enjoy this highlight at the end of your Grand Tour at Chicago Hancock Observatory.
  • Price: You can't beat the cost of the Grand Tour at Chicago Hancock Observatory.  The tour works out to be less than $10.00 per hour, and half as much for kids.  If you are travelling with a tight budget, this tour gives you the perfect overview of Chicago, and one of the best views in the World.

Inside Knowledge: Floors 44-92 of the Hancock Tower are residential, and on December 18, 1997, comedian Chris Farley was found dead in his apartment on the 60th floor of the John Hancock Center.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Book Early: Book your tickets now, and make sure you don't miss out on this fantastic tour. 
  • Do Bring a Lunch: Food and beverages are NOT provided as part of the Chicago Grand Tour and Hancock Observatory, so plan ahead a bring a lunch and a drink.  The tour is rather long, and there may not be enough time for you to grab a bite somewhere during the tour. 
  • Don't Leave Your Kids Behind: The Grand Tour at Chicago Hancock Observatory is perfect for your kids, and they will love the elevator ride up to the 94th floor where they will be able to see the entire World in all directions.
  • Don't Forget to Check the Website: Ticket prices are updated constantly, so be sure you check price rates and availability on the website.