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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 #85 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had a great time walking around. It was SUPER busy, but we managed to take in some tunes and enjoy the atmosphere. The kids were too small for the swings, but they got to ride the carousel and had a fabulous time.

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Toronto, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I guess I might expect a bit more, there is not much special thing there. If you did not travel much, this place would be great to have so many things at a single "complex" . The big plus is if you find a seat at the end , it would be a pretty good place for you to relax.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I walked the long way out to the end of the pier and around the other side. If you want to see big tour boats and an amusement park that's great but otherwise you are just getting exercise.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

so much to do and see. the tall ship Windy, the speedboats, the music, dancing, fireworks on saturday night.. what a time. An excellent escape from the downtown shopping and horn blowing! Of course.. how can I not mention margaritaville?! its all there!

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Kent UK
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Considering the reviews and hype on Trip advisor I was expecting a lot more. Perhaps it was because we had been up 20 hours (travelled from the UK) and it was raining but I really didn't rate this. Most of it was a building site. A few restaurants and a couple of shops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great stop for any visit to Chicago, you get access to the lake and river tours, the architecture tour should not be missed under any circumstance. There are concerts and fireworks throughout the summer and some of the bands are top notch, lots of people watching and a real nice view of both lake and city for... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

As expected, there were crowds and crowds of people. Our nav system showed we could ride a bus to the Pier after our last train stop at The Loop, but buses were all rerouted to the Pier for returns. So we walked. And walked. We could have just given up -but thankfully we didn't! Even though the Pier was "close"... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The ferris wheel on Navy Pier gives you a fantastic view of both Lake Michigan and the city skyline. The rest of the pier is full of tourist 'tat' but the Wednesday and Saturday fireworks were amazing.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This 15ish minute ride provided a wonderful view of the city's sky scape! You can see everything the shore has to offer. And it's only $7. The carriages hold 4 adults or a family of 6 with younger children. The wheel doesn't stop to board so everyone has to enter fairly quickly. The pier itself is currently under construction. A... More

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Navy Pier has so much to do for any young family ... Museum got children was perfect for our kids... Great choice of restaurants our favorite is bubba Gump yummy visit then fireworks top it off

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