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Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312-595-7437
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around...

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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The windy city

Two days of action packed fun. Great and affordable public transportation. Navy pier was awesome. Restaurants and bars galore. Beautiful views of city. Great for families as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pelham NH
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Pelham NH
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Two days of action packed fun. Great and affordable public transportation. Navy pier was awesome. Restaurants and bars galore. Beautiful views of city. Great for families as well. Chicago is such a fun city to visit. 2days was not enough..im going back for the grownup fun

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Landmark attraction in Chicago. Nice views of Lake Michigan. Very clean, with a variety of souvenir shopping, places to eat and relax. Shuttle buses from the pier to Michigan avenue is very handy, as there is no parking down on the pier.

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love fresh Chicago summer air. We took the water taxi from under the aquarium to the pier. Just had a beer and walked around. Pretty views. I especially loved the music playing along the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time. My nine year old loved it. Especially the Ferris wheel, it was also nice that the Ferris wheel cars were air conditioned. While we were there they had a nice music showcase at the Miller Beer Garden.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've said it all in the title but I need to say more. I took the boat tour (architectural) from the pier and enjoyed it (rain and all). Saw where Oprah used to live and got some great photos.

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think it's basically impossible to avoid the Navy Pier... The boat cruises (highly recommended) depart from here and the Centennial Ferris wheel is here. Otherwise, there isn't much to recommend.

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Carbondale, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you don't like crowds, don't go. It is a good place to see for shopping and restaurants. The city just replaced the old ferris wheel with a newer, larger one. Great family day to visit the pier.

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here to enjoy the lake and it was okay. My family felt like there wasn't much to do. There was a few restaurants here and there and a panitarium but that was about it. They skywheel was kind of cool though! There was also a beautiful view of Lake Michagan as well! All in all this visit was okay.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time at the navy pier! We had some great food, fun stuff for the kids and good desserts to take home! Excellent for families since there are so many options.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Look, if you've got kids this is a must visit. But if you don't & only have a limited time in town forgot it - it's a cheesy tourist trap. There is just so much else to see & do in this town you'll appreciate using your time more intelligently.

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Staying in Streeterville

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Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.