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Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312-595-7437
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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

Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from...

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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Navy Pier was not what we'd expected. There are so many shops and entertainment with Movie theatres, and loads of restaurants and eateries or you can meander and not spend a... read more

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Nellore, India
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

not a worth seeing place in a city like chicago. all cheap stuff at a high cost. gloomy and untidy. waste of car rental

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Navy Pier was not what we'd expected. There are so many shops and entertainment with Movie theatres, and loads of restaurants and eateries or you can meander and not spend a penny - you take your choice, but whatever its a great place to visit while in Chicago.

Thank Warren020151
Iowa, United States
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rides were under construction when we went so we were majorly bummed out. We did go inside and shop but it wasn't what I had hoped it would be.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a large concrete and wood pier out over the lake with an assortment of tourist oriented stalls and stands selling very overpriced drinks, wares and treats. I paid over $9 each for an ice cream and $12 for an alcoholic beverage. I can't speak to the entertainment indoors as it was under renovation when I was in town. Went... More 

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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My kids were so disappointed, the swings and Ferris wheel all closed, total construction zone up stairs. Ben & Jerry's ice cream and the popcorn did help cheer up the kids a little. Did get a lovely family picture thought with the city line in background

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go at night - the lights and the views are best. Great for people watching, fabulous ferris wheel, and several restaurants. Be sure to get there for the nightly fireworks - spectacular.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lucky to get a lovely sunny day when we visited Navy Pier in Oct.We sat outside at Harry Carry's pub with a lovely beer and then had a great meal.The pier was bustling with people so loved just sitting relaxing and people watching.well worth a visir

Thank sandramilroy
Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately during the visit, rides were not available. I think children can enjoy here a lot. Chilled high speed wind did not allow to enjoy the site much. However Chicago skyline is excellent from here. The path was looking artistic on a sunny day

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having read the earlier reviews and the 4 circle ratings, I thought this is a 'must visit' when you are in Chicago. Alas it was a total waste of time as taxi fare from the Science Museum as the place is being retrofitting for a grand opening next summer. The Ferris wheel (eye of Chicago is being dismantled for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of restaurants, very clean and new areas. Stuff for kids and shopping. Even good on a rainy day.

Thank gregorye43

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Staying in Streeterville

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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.