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Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3419
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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Souvenir shops and nice views

We went here on a very hot and humid day, but made the best of it. Besides a few souvenir shops and a nice walk out on Lake Michigan, there wasn't all that much to do here, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Youngstown, Ohio
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really great views of the city and water. Great restaurants and great views on patios while you do. A must when visiting

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Harry Caray's is good. Don't go to Bubba Gump's if you're hungry. The boat tour was very good I was very surprised I recommend it to anyone that is not from the area, very interesting Chicago History.

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to spend an afternoon. Lots of eateries/bars. Right on the lake with great views. Take a spin on the Ferris wheel for real great views of the city! Or take a boat ride on none of the many options.

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Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must go to if you are visiting Chicago. They have greatly improved both the food and entertainment since the last time I visited. They also have the farris wheel that gives you a great view of the skyline and lake.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here on a very hot and humid day, but made the best of it. Besides a few souvenir shops and a nice walk out on Lake Michigan, there wasn't all that much to do here, but still a classic to see while visiting Chicago. There's many food options and we got a nice view of the skyline from... More 

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Dyer, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You do not want to miss the architectural boat tour at night it is awesome, be sure to pay attention to your tour guide , you don't want to miss any information, it's just plain informative and enjoyable!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Navy Pier offers something for everyone. The recent renovations have brought a lot of good food options. During good weather, the beer garden near the end of the pier is a great spot, especially for live music.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The reason that I gave the pier a 3 is because it has been under construction FOREVER. There is so much that they could do with it, and I feel like it's in process, but it's been in process for a while. The restaurants on the pier are all overpriced, so be prepared to pay a premium for okay food,... More 

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited. Chicago's Navy Pier in June when the "park" area (rides) was under renovation. Wow. It's great. The centennial Ferris wheel is a luxury ride to view the city. Air conditioned cabs with a short narrative. Went around 3 full times after they loaded the cars. Climbing walls have been added for the kids, a boat racing lagoon around... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I hear that Navy Pier is the #1 attraction in Chicago but in whose mind? It's been refreshed, cleaned up and several steps better than it was a couple of years ago and I look forward to the renovated theatre for live performance yet to open. But come on, when you can spend time on Michigan Avenue, the river walk,... More 

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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.