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Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312-595-7437
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around...
Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around the world have come together since 1995 to enjoy the beauty and the thrills of a day on Lake Michigan. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats Navy Pier has it all - in a location unlike any other!There's so much to do in our 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions.Take a ride on our 15-story Ferris wheel. Catch a movie at the IMAX® Theatre. Visit three floors of hands-on fun at the Chicago Children's Museum inside the Family Pavilion. Experience any one of the cruise boat rides departing from Navy Pier's South Dock. Or just kick back and enjoy your favorite form of entertainment at the Pepsi Skyline Stage, Dock Street Stage, Landshark Beer Garden or Family Pavilion Stage.Come experience all that Navy Pier has to offer year-round!
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Good fun and fantasic views on a clear day

You need a clear day to see this properly! We visited in the fog and it was a bit rubbish. Came back a few days later and it was like a different place! There is construction... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It has a Ferris wheel and some souvenir stalls - otherwise its being rebuilt (fingers crossed it'll be more exciting) but at the moment there's very little reason to go here unless you're very bored

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There is currently quite a bit of construction going on at the pier, so it was not as enjoyable as I guess it may be when the construction is done. Inside felt more like visiting a mall/food court than a naval pier.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I was expecting more from the Navy Pier, it is basically a tourist trap with over priced restaurants and attractions. I was told this is a must see and maybe it is nice in the Summer but considering Chicago is cold most of the year I wouldn't really recommend.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had lunch at Harry Caray's, which was good and we went on the Ferris wheel, which was a lot of fun, but there isn't much else to do there. There is a lot of construction going on so it will probably be a lot better when it's done.

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Leicester
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The pier is situated close to centre, although it is under renovation it is still worth a visit and is close to the river tours. There are plenty of eating places, picnic areas, small fairground and a botanical garden. Excellent views of the Chicago skyline and plenty of taxis for hire.

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London, United Kingdom
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231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You need a clear day to see this properly! We visited in the fog and it was a bit rubbish. Came back a few days later and it was like a different place! There is construction happening at the moment but it's still worth a visit. We walked all the way to the end and the views back to the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Navy Pier could benefit from a great deal of money and TLC. It had been 15 years since my last visit and I dont recall it looking so old and rundown. Perhaps the construction added to the illusion, but I was sorely disappointed.

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I can't say enough about the ferris wheel at the Navy Pier! You are treated to the most beautiful views of Chicago...I had my video camera and recorded the whole ride...the wheel stopped all the way at the top and it was a windy day (nothing new in Chicago... :) ) and the car I was in swayed in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had a multi class school trip: lake cruise with lunch, music by a dj on board which just happened to load off Navy pier. Other than that it's allot of walking to get from nothing to nothing. The children's museum should be rated for 8 and under, the fourth grade & above kids were bored. Restaurants very over priced.... More 

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Michigan City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Ride a high view ferris wheel and look out over Lake Michigan. Get on a ship and go for a ride along the shore of Chicago to learn all about the city. Shop the many stores for souvenirs clothes, sunglasses, hats etc. Special occasions, fireworks at least once a week alll summer. Children's museum

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Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.