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John Hancock Center, Chicago

John Hancock Observatory, Chicago

John Hancock Observatory offers stunning views of Chicago City.

The adventure at John Hancock Observatory begins when visitors enjoy the 40-second ride up the fastest elevator in the whole of North America. The 1,000 feet tall building shows people breathtaking 360 degree-views from the 94th floor.

It’s not the highest view in the city but has been voted as the best one. Located at the heart of Chicago, the John Hancock Observatory is close to many amazing shopping centers, bars and clubs.

This famous attraction doesn’t only offer stunning views of the city lights but also makes it easier for people to explore Chicago using its ten panoramic interactive screens available in various languages. An additional Multimedia Tour on the city’s history and hotspots is available for an extra fee as well.

The John Hancock Center along the Magnificent Mile also offers the Signature Room, which has an intimate atmosphere for an exquisite dinner experience. People under the age of 21 are not allowed to enter the Signature Lounge that has a defined list for Wine and amazing Martinis.

Children can enjoy the highest Lavazza Café in the world offering a fresh menu and cookies that would melt in their mouths.

John Hancock Center Map

Location Map of John Hancock Centre

Location Map of John Hancock Centre

John Hancock Centre Facts

  • Views from the John Hancock Observatory can also show people parts of neighboring states such as Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.
  • People can step outside the building at the height of 1,000 feet in order to personally experience the reason Chicago is known as the Windy City. The fresh air coupled with the breathtaking view makes for an amazing evening.
  • There are 1,632 steps from the main lobby of the building to its 94th floor.

Where is John Hancock?

The John Hancock Observatory is located along the prestigious Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois.

Best time to visit John Hancock

The height of the building allows for stunning views throughout the day and also in the evenings. Chicago enjoys a beautiful summer and the experiences heavy winds and a lot of snow in winter. Apart from the summer, fall is also a good time to visit the city since the temperatures tend to be mild and the days are often sunny.

John Hancock Address

875 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

John Hancock Hours

The attraction is open every day from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. The last admission is at 10:30 pm.

John Hancock Tickets

The ‘Total Tower Experience’, which includes general admission, its multimedia tour as well as an exclusive gift costs $28 for adults and $22 for those between 3 to 11 years of age. Children under the ages of 3 can enter for free.

All tickets are non-refundable and valid for 12 months from the date they are purchased.

More about John Hancock

Nearby Attractions: Navy Pier, Willis Tower, Wrigley Field, Museum of Science and Industry

Related: Chicago City Map 

Published On: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014