You realize you're a farmer when you start wondering how the height of the John Hancock Building in downtown Chicago compares to the Zenith branch of the Kanza Co-op. (I Googled it without much luck. But my farm fact expert thinks the elevators around here are approximately 150 feet tall.)
One of our tourist stops during our Chicago weekend August 11-13 was Chicago 360 in the John Hancock Building. On the day we arrived in Chicago, we'd gone to the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) to view the city from its Skydeck. However, with a 2-hour wait predicted and limited time, we opted for a bus ride instead and had planned to return early the next morning.
However, we decided to try Chicago 360, since it was an easy walk from our hotel. We arrived when it first opened, and we didn't have to wait long for our 40-second ride to the top. The views were spectacular from every direction ...
WestWe could have paid a little extra for a ride called "Tilt," which inclines riders over the city. Even though I'm not afraid of heights, I decided I liked the more sedate view from the windows, thank you very much.
I had purchased Chicago Explorer passes before we left home, and this was included among the attractions.
Can you tell that the tour guide said "This will be one of the best views on the tour."? Just like lemmings, we all had our cameras up and clicking!