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Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312-595-7437
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Ranked #85 of 307 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: No
Owner description: Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from...
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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!
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Plainview, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Super views of the city skyline at night, but not a lot to do after that...I am sure it is more fun in the summertime! Not great in the winter. Also, lots of construction taking place, so they are redesigning it for the future!

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Looking for a place to take your kids. The place is the WInter Wonder Fest at Navy Pier. Ice Skating, games, make own cookies, picture with Santa and the best of all view of the Lake Michigan an awesome view. People were very friendly, beautiful Christmas Trees. Best of all is indoors. Great fun for all and each member of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is a nice place to walk around and see the city from a different perspective. However, if younger trekking here to spend the day at an all day amusement park, it's not a match...a couple of attractions including a very slow...Intentionally?... Ferris wheel ride. Neat greenhouse to explore and lots of little stores and fast food options, and there... More 

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Los Angeles
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

There are some nice shops along the Navy Pier, as well as some rides. Food is available also, and parking on the pier too...

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Attending a party at the Navy Pier in October 2014 so had a stroll along the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan to view the fantastic the Chicago skyline. Would strongly recommend as this is one of the best attractions.

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Calgary, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We too felt like we had to go the Navy Pier. Done that.. never again. Waste of time. Nothing to do there. I can eat at Mcdonald's anywhere. BEing redone but still will ahve nothing to attract tourists.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Good walk and great hotdogs. The pier had many restaurants and bars. Lots of stores. Seems to be a place for family, couples and kids.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

While in Chicago we thought we have to visit navy pier as it is a must do when there . They are doing a facelift on the pier but I think they are wasting there time , what a disappointment . Hardly any shops or resturaunts and what was there was rather tired . We did eat at Riva and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We were in Chicago on a bachelorette trip(July 2013). We didn't have to deal with any parking, we walked from our hotel (Embassy Suites). The Navy Pier was beautiful and we enjoyed the small park near it as well. A couple of girls in our party enjoyed a speed boat ride while we walked around and took in the views.... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Don't bother. Under construction. No rush to get it done. Still $21 to park.l like Bubba Gumps though.

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