Delivering stunning views of one of the world’s greatest skylines, 360 CHICAGO is a high-altitude experience perfect for groups of all ages and interests. Taking up the entire 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, this space is more than just an observation deck—it’s a way to interact with a city rich in history and culture.
Student groups can arrive at the base of John Hancock Center in designated drop off spaces for buses that make unloading convenient and then proceed through the Hallway of History, an engaging look at the Windy City’s urban development. Guests then pass through the queue that focuses on the music, cuisine and architecture of 9 “signature” Chicago neighborhoods, including Lakeview, Bronzeville, Wrigleyville and Hyde Park. A brief elevator ride then propels your group up to 1,030 feet above the Magnificent Mile, and you have an unbeatable view of Chicago’s Skyline, Lake Michigan and the surrounding suburbs. On clear days, guests can see 50 miles in any directions and three other states (Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan). Helpful touchscreens on all four sides of the observation deck allow you guests to zoom in on buildings and learn about their history to the city, and 360 CHICAGO has partnered with the Chicago Architecture Foundation to provide docents at an additional fee to groups interested in the city that pioneered the skyscraper. For groups interested in watching the sunset, newly installed seating on the west corner of the deck has been added for ideal views.
Not to be missed is TILT, a revolutionary new thrill ride inverts visitors 30 degrees over the edge of the structure, with unique views of the Magnificent Mile and Water Tower Place. Reduced group rates and shortened ride cycles allow large parties to get through the attraction quickly and inexpensively, and group members not up for the experience can opt out of the thrill attractions. For large groups interested in staying through a meal, 360 CHICAGO has an extensive network of catering partners to ensure your group can have an enjoyable meal 1,000 feet in the air, and the observation deck area can be rented after-hours for corporate events or receptions.
With a freshly renovated queue area, gift shop and observation deck, 360 CHICAGO is truly the city’s best high-altitude experience. Guests will get views of one of the world’s greatest skylines with the assistance of a staff experienced with groups of sizes and interests. 360 CHICAGO is fun from every angle!