John Hancock Observatory

John Hancock Observatory

875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
(312) 751-8598 serving: Central, Near North Side
open:Mon - Sun: 9:00 am-11:00 pm

Sidewalk Score: 8 out of 10

The Low Down


Know Before You Go: The Hancock boasts the fastest elevator in North America. Travelling 1,800 feet per minute (20 mph), it gets you to the 94th-floor observatory in 39 seconds.

Parking: Convenient parking is located at John Hancock Center with entrances off of Chestnut and Delaware.

When to Go: Take a stroll on the self-guided audio tour of the city's sights and history anytime, but the views are best from 9am to 11am or after 4pm.

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