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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 362 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

On a get away with friends we picked Chicago as our destination! Lots to do at the Navy Pier! Had a good time... Glad we checked it out for sure!

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Prince Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Went to the Navy Pier as we had heard it was worth seeing. Pretty commercialized overall but a few unique little bars & coffee shops. Great view of the lake & the Chicago skyline, worth it just for that. Good activities for kids ($) as well as lots of food & snack options.

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Flint, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Being the first place we ventured to after arriving in chicago..it was beautiful.. the view off the pier was breath taking we took a lot of pictures. ...

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The place was under heavy construction when we were there. The waterfront was non-existent on the south side. I can see how it might be a nice place to hang out under other circumstances, but we spent less than an hour total on site in two visits while we were in the city.

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east london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Went in mid April. Seemed mostly closed for refurbishment? Nice to walk up the pier but isn't much else there. If you are close by go look but don't push yourself to get there over other hinges in Chicago.

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Rifle, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The pier is currently under construction and I'm sure it will be worth visiting once it is done. If you walk to the end of the pier you have a pretty spectacular view of the city!

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My cousins brought me here and place is very good for a first timer in Chicago! The best place to eat is at Harry Caray's!

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Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We visited Navy Pier as it was listed as a must see attraction. I really didn't know what to expect. We visited on a Sunday in March 2014. This was one of the stops in the hop on hop off bus.That day there was a Philipino festival. It was interesting to see and had lots of free give-aways. The main... More

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Wright City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Spent the day with my wife walking around and enjoyed the views. The food was good and I am sure we will be back. would like to do more when we visit again.

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Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I was a little disappointed in The Navy Pier. Of course it was under construction and a lot of stuff blocked off. It was more like a mall than anything else. It did have a nice view of the lake and I think I would have enjoyed it more if it was not blocked off.

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