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Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
312-595-7437
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Ranked #94 of 367 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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Ashland, KY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

After they finish their revamp it might be better, but the construction has most things closed. Garretts popcorn is the best part.

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Belleville, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Navy pier turned out to be a very average attraction.Their are plenty of places to eat,some carnival type rides and gift shops.This is the place to go if you want to book a sightseeing tour by boat.We walked both sides of the pier and found that the highlight of the visit was the view of the Chicago skyline. Parking on... More

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Upland, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Lake is beautiful took a speed boat cruise ate and shopped. There have a varity of places to eat. We had Chicago dogs they were delicious. It was a nice day we all had fun.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

the pier is undergoing a massive re-vamp, the website advises its a lot more open than it actually is, another time maybe!

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Delmar, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I visited in September, 2014, and the pier is undergoing extensive renovations. There are a few rides and restaurants open, but other than that, there is nothing to see. There weren't any shops open either. I would suggest checking their website to see when the renovations will be finished.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Theres a trolley that takes u right there and ferries u can take once u get there. Fireworks on the 4th.

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Bangalore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It was my first time visit to Chicago in May 2014. The weather thankfully was wonderful! It was a little cool in the evenings and hot in the afternoons. My 2 friends and I visited the aquarium and from there took a boat ride to Navy Pier. I had a lot of expectations but was a tad disappointed. The place... More

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Toronto, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Navy Pier was one of the last stops in our walk around the city and I must say it was quite underwhelming. We didn't go to the Art Institute of Chicago because we thought we might enjoy the Navy Pier more, but that was a mistake. It's just a big crowd, with some carnival type rides, food…and that's it. If... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This place is so much fun! Alot of walking, but there are many things to do and see. Many restaurants and the views are just beautiful. Really enjoyed our time there.

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Fredericton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed walking through and checking out all the attractions. Interesting and time well spent. Great food.

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