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Navy Pier

Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
Phone Number: 312-595-7437
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Ranked #69 of 308 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks, 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, Sights & Landmarks, 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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235 reviews 235 reviews
170 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Another trademark in Chicago. Lots of boat rides; a nice shopping area; many restaurants.. Overall it's just like another mall in the States but the views of the pier and outdoor area is definitely worth the trip. If you wanna have some fun; ride the ferris-wheel which offers some great views. But make sure to check before you go because... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We liked to visit this place when we lived @ Chicago last year. Great views, plenty of restaurants, fireworks (Summer), inside oasis, and they have the Children's Museum. It also located next to a beach (Lake Michigan) which during the summer is pretty great to visit. We had moved from Chicago and really missed this place.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Took family to the Pier for the fireworks. Crowded but was excepted, good food around and things for the family to do.

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Houston, Texas
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48 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

So many events and things to see a Navy Pier, with great food and unique tourist type shops and rides. Take a ride on the ferrous wheel for a great view of Chicago land, I did it.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

i really like that place,its environment i really love,so beautiful place,should visit.whenever i will come back to this city i love to visit that place agin

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Sitting out on the lake it can be cold but worthwhile visiting Plenty of food and drink shopping inside. Great entertainment for kids, small fun-fair. Excellent views of the city's skyline Several boat trip options [NB the Chicago River trip is a few steps inland from the pier] Easy to get to by public bus lines [eg. the 29 from... More 

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The Ferris Wheel and the Garden were amazing. Kids enjoyed it and we loved it too! They're doing renovation when we were there, and signage wasn't very clear. We had to walk back and forth to find the entrance to the Ferris Wheel, but over all it's a great place!

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Nice place...good eating options. The best things here is a children museum, which young kids really enjoy. I think one day a week in the evening the museum is free (which makes it even more better).... But even if you had to pay, it would be worth it to see the kids smile. The kids really enjoy the rope and... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The pier itself is nice. It seem to be under perpetual construction. Don't have lunch at their vendors unless you are willing to pay captive-market prices and poor quality. You may be better off going to the museums or walking the beach.

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Kalispell, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It was in Jan and the water was all iced over. You could see where the boats had broken through. Pretty cool. It was pretty neat seeing everything all lit up.

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