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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 #87 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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Chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Navy Pier is one of my favorite destinations, especially if I just want to sit around and people watch and hang out by the water. When the Pier was first getting worked on and opened around 1996, I knew it would be a visitor magnet, and it is. At times, the Pier can be overly crowded, but if you pick... More

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Danville, Pa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A must see. Take the walk and visit the shops. There are many places to eat and the boat tours leave there all day and they have diner cruises at night. Its a stop for the red top buses. Every Wednesday and Saturday there are fire works! And the have an amusement park with a Ferris wheel.

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St. Augustine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Ferris Wheel is a hoot...Harry Caray's restaurant better than expected...but...undergoing major changes during our August 2014 visit....many shops closed, etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I visited Navy Pier with my 3 girlfriend I meet them back then at the Camp "Shady Oaks" we had wonderful moment together, had drinks and sited near the bank of Lake Michigan; the memories will flow with me forever,. Whenever it happen again to visit that part of the world again, will Treasure every single moment I will use... More

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

this place is more for family than couples we went there on a saturday night to watch the fireworks across from the navy pier and it was nice but i wouldnt recommend anyone to go there unless if you have kids to go or if it was a Wednesday or Saturday night because of the fireworks which starts around 10... More

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Warren, MI
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I wanted to take a different type of boat tour when I recently visited Chicago. I had never been on a tall ship, but I'm happy to have found Windy! Just watching her come in with the sails blowing in the wind was entertainment enough--helping to launch the "throat" was a lesson and exercise at the same time. The crew... More

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Danbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You can spend an hr or two minimum depending on if you just want to have some food with views of the pier or if you would like to take your choice of the boat tours or ride the ferris wheel etc..The day we went happened to be right before the air and water show, So , we were very... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This attraction certainly gets the crowds and we mingled with more people here than anywhere else on our trip to Chicago. There is not that much to see and do. You get herded around various fast food outlets, children's rides, shops or boat trips. Very touristy. Adults want to go on the boat trips, children don't. Children want to go... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Navy Pier was overly crowded, and most was under construction. Other than looking at the lake, which was nice, it's a giant tourist trap. Big disappointment.

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It was all I was expecting to and more!! We stay in Chicago for 3 days and we enjoyed this place a lot. It's so close to lake michigan that we spend almost all day just going around, and on July 4th we saw the fireworks there. We are from Colombia and we loved it!

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