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John Hancock Observatory

875 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago Illinois 60611



Enjoy the best lake view in the best part of town!
Our breathtaking 360° views stretch across 4 states -Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois- including stunning views of Lake Michigan and a beautiful night cityscape.

If you’re looking to throw an event with ’wow’ factor, look no further than JHO. As if the spectacular view wasn’t enough, we have all the resources to create an exciting event
your guests will be talking about for a long time afterwards.

Get to know the real Chicago - its history and its hotspots - with our witty multimedia Sky Tour designed to captivate eyes, ears and mind. Your guide today (and every day) will be Lookingglass co-founder, David Schwimmer. The adult tour comes in your choice of seven languages (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish) and kids get their own version too.

Be Wowed by Interactive Telescopes - The first in the U.S.A.!
Now there’s always something spectacular to see. Choose from a night, day or live view, and even on those low visibility days you’ll still be able to see for miles and miles... and miles! And don’t worry about bringing a pocket of change: just slip your credit card in the machine or pay for a single-use card on entry.

Don’t be confined to a four foot glass box across town - breathe in the fresh air instead. Find out why Chicago is called the Windy City as you step outside and look way, way, way down. Fantastic in summer... and winter!

What better way to take in Chicago than relaxing over a coffee or wine at our award-winning Lavazza Espression café. With cuisine designed by 3-star Michelin chef Ferran Adrià, and our award-winning ambience, it’s the perfect place to bring guests. Here’s a hint for locals - buy our Sky High Annual Pass for just $79 to enjoy unlimited entry to 360º views, 365 times a year and 10% off at the café. (Admission fee applies.)