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Fellow WheresCoolers will tell you the Willis (formerly Sears) tower is a tourist trap. Judging by the size of the space dedicated to waiting in line for the elevator I would agree they are right.

However we went on a Wed afternoon in mid-november and waltzed past all the exhibits and miles of ropes walked straight to our private elevator, leisurely hung out at the skydeck and had a grand old time, with zero crowds and plenty of room to run around.

It was pretty cool. But I would have hated it if I had needed to wait in line. And $15 is a lot of $$ just to ride an elevator, especially if you have to wait in line for it.

On Sun Nov 14, 2010 | Back to Sears Tower