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Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
312-595-7437
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As featured in Chicago for young kids
Ranked #77 of 361 attractions in Chicago
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Parks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Petrolia, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a big touristy area, and can be quite busy. You don't have to pay to get on to the navy pier. We went on the big Farris wheel so that we could see lots of the city from there, it cost $5 per person. The rest of the navy pier was ok. Lots of things to see, shops,... More

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Mentor, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a fun afternoon as an adult or a family activity then here is a place to go while visiting Chicago. Plenty of shopping, food to eat and you can even take in a play at the Shakespeare Theater. Navy Pier is just a lovely setting along the water front and a very safe area to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Just Warming up outside but still under renovation. Everything looks to be open for business but alot of construction still.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Expensive parking. Expensive food. Limited attractions But its the Feel of Chicago !!! if your military, get the best of what you can !!! pay for parking and wlak the CITY !!!

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London UK
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79 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

When we visited it was cold and the Michigan was still frozen over in places so the ferries were not running but the views were superb. There are many things to do including good restaurants and cafes and shops selling all sorts of stuff besides all thge usual tourist tat. We spent a couple of hours wandering round all the... More

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Strand, South Africa
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Another of our stops spending the day in & around the City..Spent a wonderful few hours in and around the Pier. Beautiful views of the Chicago skyline. The Ferris wheel another interesting attraction. A fair amount of quay side stalls with lovely eats & things to purchase. The mall inside very interesting & a buzz with people & a beautiful... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was a big let down. Many of the attractions were under construction. The iconic ferris wheel that is open "year round" was not operating and didn't even have buckets on it. Yes, there are stores to shop at but I can shop in my home town. It was lacking in excitement and maybe that is since it is under... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I had been to the navy pier numerous times but was so disappointed that no one warns you that it is presently a building site other than some shops and restaurants at the entrance. Will wait till 2017 when it should all be finished before returning.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

The navy pier is great if you like sight seeing at a construction site. My family and I walk around in circles for about 45 minutes trying to get to the amusement park, finally we get to it only to discover it is basically an abandoned amusement park like something in a bad 80s horror movie. We paid $25 to... More

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Staffanstorp, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Visited the Pier on a very cold day. Due to time constrains we were not able to go inside and the place was full of people. Hopefully better luck next time!

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