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360 Chicago Observation Deck (formerly John Hancock Observatory) Admission
"With your admission to the 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory) step off Michigan Avenue and into a high-powered elevator that will take you on an exhilarating ride to the 94th floor at a speed of 20.5 mph (33 kph). The observatory provides unbeatable views of Chicago at all times of the day: Go in the morning or aft go at sunset for a romantic moment or go at night when the city becomes a sea of twinkling lights.More than just the tip of a tall building the 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory) offers several activities to complement the pretty view. Explore Chicago through the best technologies such as interactive screens that allow you to zoom in and out of famous locations across the city and test y head to the observatory’s Architect's Corner where you can take a break with an Italian coffees
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360 Chicago Observation Deck (formerly John Hancock Observatory) Admission with Prosecco
"Hand in your ticket when you arrive at the centrally located 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory) and receive a voucher for your half-bottle of Italian Prosecco. Step into an elevator that will whisk you up to the 94th floor at a speed of 20.5 mph (33 kph). At the Architect's Corner present your voucher to receive your Prosecco and two glasses. Take your time drinking your bubbly while admiring 360-degree views of Chicago from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Appreciate the majesty of the buildings all around you in the daytime and delight in a sea of glittering city lights at night. See Chicago landmarks including the expansive Lake Michigan; the vibrant Magnificent Mile with its many shops and bars; Navy Pier the city's most-visited tourist attraction; and another famous Chicago skyscraper Willis (Sears) Tower. Make sure to check out the 80 foot-long (24 meter) wall with murals depicting Chicago's colorful past and have a souvenir photo taken in which you appear as a 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory) window washer. After you finish your Prosecco
From $68.00
 
Chicago Grand Tour and Admission to 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory)
"Explore Chicago’s North Side and South Side on this comprehensive guided city tour! See Chicago’s highlights and visit the impressive 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory) for magnificent views of the Windy City! Take a narrated coach tour with known as the ‘front lawn of the city.’ See Soldier Field the Adler Planetarium with its massive sky dome.. Pass by the world's largest aquarium the Shedd Aquarium see the Field Museum of Natural History and travel through the South Commons a new 'close- in' residential community. You'll also get to pass by President Obama's old neighborhood and see where he used to live!On the North Side
From $63.00

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John Hancock Center

This distinctive 100 storey building constructed in 1970 is a Chicago landmark. It's home to offices, shops, restaurants and apartments.The main reason to visit though is the observatory on the 94th...
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tim07
Mar 07, 2010

Best view in Chicago!

The John Hancock observatory and Signature Room offer among the best views in Chicago. On a clear day, the views from this skyscraper are quite breathtaking, towering over all of downtown Chicago, the...
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Lizchiq
Oct 26, 2008

Hancock Observatory: 360 Degree Views of Chicago

The John Hancock building is located North of the Chicago river. At the top is the Hancock Observatory that gives outstanding 360 degree views of the city. The skywalk is located 94 stories up and is...
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MatthewMetcalfe
Oct 22, 2008

For a great view of downtown Chicago

The 100-story John Hancock Center was completed in 1969 and at 344 m tall, it is currently the third highest building in Chicago. The Hancock Observatory is located on the 94th floor of the building...
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Jefie
Oct 13, 2008

Check out the view from the John Hancock tower

I really enjoyed my little excursion to the top of the John Hancock Center! After attending a technical session on the opening day of the IEEE convention, there was nothing on for me in the afternoon...
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Bwana_Brown
Sep 12, 2008

John Hancock Observatory

If you buy city pass, you gotta choose between John Hancock Observatory and Sears Tower.If you want to go both, here's a good way:Use the city pass to go to Sears Tower and enjoy a dinner during...
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bladedragon
Aug 22, 2008

The Hancock Observatory

We were looking forward to a magnificant lunch at the Signature Restaurant at the top of the Hancock Building. However, we enjoyed the spectacular views from the Hancock Observatory instead. The audio...
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apbeaches
Jul 28, 2008

Very solidly built

According to Wikipedia, the 100-story John Hancock Center is 1,127-feet (344 m) tall, making it the 3rd tallest building in Chicago and fifth the United States. If you count its two large...
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Bwana_Brown
May 11, 2008

The Hancock! BOOYAA

Providing arguably better views and smaller lines certainly than Sears tower, this should be at the top of your to do list. Insiders tip is to wait in line to be seated at Signatures, the bar at the...
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seasonedveteran
Mar 29, 2008

The New Hancock Observatory

The Hancock Observatory offers the best view in Chicago, including that from the somewhat taller Sears Tower. Looking down - and out - from 1, 000 feet up is simply mezmerising, On a clear day one can...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Dec 13, 2007

Head to the Signature Room instead

Here is a tip: if you want to have great views of Chicago from the Hancock tower/building, just head straight to the Signature Room instead of the observatory. You can beat the lines and instead of...
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monica71
Sep 17, 2007

John Hancock Center

Build in 1965 - 1969 with the height of 344,0m with 100 floors.Highest multifunctional skyscraper in the world.Tallest Chicago building from 1968 until 1973.The John Hancock Center is one of Chicago's...
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traveloturc
Aug 06, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near John Hancock Center

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Signature Lounge-Hancock

Rosie [rozehill] and I went to the Hancock Building, but we did not wish to pay $13.00 for a view of the city. Instead, we rode the rapid elevator to the 96th floor (note that the observation deck for...
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Water Tower

The Chicago Water Tower is a contributing property in the Old Chicago Water Tower District landmark district. This tower was constructed to house a large water pump, intended to draw water from the...
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Fourth Presbyterian Church

This is an historic church in Chicago, built in Gothic Revival style in 1912. It serves a congregraiton founded in 1871. It is an interesting as well as peaceful place to relax in the church itself...
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Chicago Food Planet

Chicago Food Planet specializes in food tours in Chicago's Near North and Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhoods. The guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the city! The tours last about three...
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Museum of Contemporary Art

Recently,I returned to this art museum that emphasizes temporary art exhibits.I saw an excellent array of Alexander Calder mobiles,a fine group of Marisol creations,several fine Andy Warhol...
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Oak Street Beach

One of the really nice places to go to enjoy a great view of Lake Michigan is Oak Street Beach. I wasn't too sure at first about walking through the dark pedway that goes underneath Lake Shore Drive...
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