Travels with Children

The adventures I embark upon with my four young children.

Sears Tower

Sears Tower Skydeck

233 S Wacker Drive (enter on Jackson St.), Chicago, IL. 312-875-9447. www.the-skydeck.com
Adults $12.95, ages 3-11 $9.50, 2 and under free. Pay parking available nearby. Stroller accessible. Restrooms available.

After a day of walking around downtown Chicago, it seemed a shame to walk past the Sears Tower without a visit to the Skydeck. We calmed our 6-year-old’s fears that the elevator would be scary and headed in. First on the tour was an informative video about the history of the Sears Tower, and then we were ushered into the elevators for the ride to the 103rd floor. It was a clear day, and we had a good view of the city, suburbs, and Lake Michigan. When the kids got tired of the view, they could look at the child-sized Chicago exhibit painted on the interior walls.

Although it’s a little expensive, going up into a tall building is something we don’t get to do often, and it was a memorable stop for all of us on our Chicago trip.

My brother thought that the elevator would be as fast as a roller coaster. I liked the movie that we watched.

I really liked going on the elevator and looking out with our binoculars.

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