It used to be the Sears Tower, but in 2009, London-based insurance broker Willis Group Holdings acquired the naming rights. No matter what you call it (everybody still refers to it as Sears Tower), it's an architectural icon. When it was built in 1973 it was the tallest building in the world. It's now 14th-tallest, but offers unrivaled views of the Windy City, and sees more than a million visitors each year.
Tickets for Willis Tower
In the same area
I went with 4 kids ages 14 (twins), 12 and 8. Bring your patience becUse the wait is long. First you wait outside to get in the door. That wait is about 10 min. Once inside you shuffle through another line, about 30 min until ypu enter an elevator taking you to the lower level. My advice is to use this time to purchace ypur tickets online and get e-ticket sent to your device. Once there you wait appx 1 hr to get to security (like an airport) which is very thorough. At this point you go into another line which splits into 3 places: 1-Fast Pass Holders; 2-Folks with reg tickets; 3-To Purchase Tickets. It is at this point you will be glad you bout tickets inline becUse you are ushered to the fast pass line, leaving the masses behind and saving at least half an hour waiting to buy tickets there. The wait is worth the view! l I highly recommend this tour because life moves pretty fast! If you don't stop and look around, you could miss it :-)