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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 #91 of 366 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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Clayton, NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Great family fun for those of all ages! Personally, we enjoyed the scenic views, the lake, the Chicago skyline, the festive atmosphere, the shopping, the restaurants, and the military discount booklet we received from the customer service booth (USO, brach we believe).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW via mobile

I foundy navy pier a chilled placed to walk around and sight see. There is a number of bars and restaurants along there and also a fair at the start. You can also attend boat rides around the city or lake michigan.

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Muncie, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We took my father (who is 95) to Navy Pier. We were able to view the lake and see all the boats which interested him. We also ate at Bubba Gumps and had excellent food and service. He enjoyed the day and all the activities. I would recommend good walking shoes as there is lots to see and do.

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West Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We are the kind of people who have no problem sitting in the sun for a few hours having cocktails and listening to great music. The view of the boats on Lake Michigan and the sky line isn't bad either. We spent several hours there and really enjoyed the band Ginger Road. Everything about Navy Pier is cool but be... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The Navy Pier is a nice place to include on your visit to Chicago. Though there is not a lot to specifically to do there are some stores, restaurants and sites that should be included. We went there to buy tickets for the Chicago Architectural Tour and then just spent time looking around and having a nice lunch. The tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed going to Navy Pier. Alot of shopping and dining. Great fun for the family and an easy walk to most things on the shore.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I took my adult children to Chicago this summer. We were all shocked at what a world class city it is. The downtown is clean and interesting. The architecture is amazing. The waterfront reminded me of that in Barcelona, Spain. Navy Pier is a spectacular place. And do yourself a favour, take a seqway tour of the museum area. Awesome... More

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Rolla, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We did not get to spend as much time as we wanted here. From what we did get to do there - we had fun. There was lots of things to do... the fairis wheel, food, shopping, water tours/taxi's, and etc. Next time we will allot the time needed to fully enjoy the pier.

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Saratoga, California
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We were not terribly impressed with the Navy Pier. We were there on a Saturday and it was packed with people. Not quite sure why. There are about a dozen fast food restaurants (nothing very notable), a handful of carnival rides (a Ferris wheel and a few smaller rides) and a dock with small cruise ships. I do not know... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

There is a great view of the Lake there, but little else to do outside. There are boat rides of varying taste. Speed boat to Tall Ship, you choose. Inside it is a huge maze and lends to be a huge mess to get from A to B. The food choices are semi-eclectic, but needs something that stands out. Shops... More

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