This small museum in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is fun for a quick browse. The best exhibits include a giant glass cube stuffed...
Chicago Board of Trade
The Board of Trade is a 1930 art-deco gem. Inside, manic traders swap futures and options – or they used to. There aren't many left...
The famed firm of Burnham and Root built the Rookery in 1888. Frank Lloyd Wright remodeled the atrium 19 years later. It's renowned...
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Tickets are hard to come by for this bold modern opera company, which fills the chandeliered Civic Opera House with a shrewd mix of...
Grab a healthy sandwich, pomegranate smoothie or red-velvet cupcake made by culinary students at the Washburne Cafe.
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Willis Tower information
It's Chicago's tallest building, and the 103rd-floor Skydeck puts you high into the heavens. Take the ear-popping, 70-second elevator ride to the top, then step onto one of the glass-floored ledges jutting out in mid-air for a knee-buckling perspective straight down. On clear days the view sweeps over four states. The entrance is on Jackson Blvd. Queues can be up to an hour on busy days (peak times are in summer, between 11am and 4pm Friday through Sunday).
A bit of history: it was the Sears Tower until insurance broker Willis Group Holdings bought the naming rights in 2009.