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“MUST SEE ATTRACTION!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Navy Pier

Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312-595-7437
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Ranked #86 of 307 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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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 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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“MUST SEE ATTRACTION!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Currently undergoing remodeling and expansion to become even better this Summer! Great fun for kids & adults alike. My personal favorites are the ferris wheel, Billy Goat Tavern, Rivas, Bubba Gumps, and Must Do Spirit of Chicago etc. Lake dinner cruises! Clients LOVE seeing the skyline from the Lake. You simply can't go wrong visiting Navy Pier. Business or pleasure, single, group, family or romance this is a MUST DO. I'm not from the Men's Warehouse...but I guarantee it!

Visited January 2014
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“FUN”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The Navy Pier juts out into Lake Michigan, so it is fun to walk to the end. Inside is mostly like a mall of sorts with shops and kiosks. The Ferris Wheel is there, as is the IMAX theater, which is always a treat. I loved the Stained Glass Museum (free). What a collection.

Visited October 2013
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“Nice walk ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It was a nice walk ..good view of the city skyline.... Very commercial very dirty and very crowded...

Visited August 2013
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“Take a walk on the Navy Pier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great weather...great day on the Navy Pier. There is so much entertainment and markets to enjoy that you can stay a whole day on the Pier.

Visited May 2013
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“Great hangout spot on a summer weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This attraction has quite a bit of history behind it and all the commercial and historical significance aside, its just a great place to walk around and enjoy with family & friends.
I am inclined to say Summer would be a better time to go there for obvious reasons, but again, i am not from Chicago and i have never been here during winter so i cannot vouch for your winter experience.

My take on this attraction:
Allow about 4 to 5 hours to leisurely enjoy the place.. its huge.
Try not to drive if you can.. if you do, be prepared to pay a few bucks for parking
[i think its around $ 30 for the day during summer time]

Not too far from most of the other attractions in the City

Take the Ferris wheel to get great views of the City

Visited May 2013
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