Navy Pier

Navy Pier, Chicago: Hours, Address, Navy Pier Reviews: 4/5

Amusement & Theme Parks • Piers & Boardwalks
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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thattexascouple
Fort Worth, TX68 contributions
Fun
Jun 2021
Navy Pier is a fun place to enjoy some good food and some better people watching. This area is a great place to spend some time during your trip to Chicago.
Written September 13, 2021
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tink8009
Fort Worth, TX315 contributions
Touristy area
Sep 2021
Navy Pier was high on our list to start with for this trip but quickly scratched it off our list. It's incredibly touristy and we always aim to spend most of our time seeing items that the locals prefer.

Nothing against those businesses that down there though.
Written September 10, 2021
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Valerie H
Bear, DE281 contributions
Pretty View
Sep 2021
Alot of the shops and restraunts were closed secondary to covid but, it was a great area for a walk with incredible views of the city
Written September 8, 2021
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gowelltony
Lewiston, ME230 contributions
Pricey location to visit
Sep 2021 • Family
We just visited the pier finding it clean ,lots if different foods ,ferris wheel was a bit pricey but the views were extraordinary, we had a couple beers which were expensive, you can walk around with the adult beverages, there was a lot of people visiting ,the parking garage for 2.5 hours was $37 I found that atrocious.
Written September 6, 2021
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Vickie S
Tempe, Arizona, United States472 contributions
Just okay
Sep 2021
Went on a Thursday morning, around 11 am. Most restaurants weren’t open then, so nothing to do but walk the pier.

Good news: not crowded at all and stunning views of cityscape. The garden was nice too. But if you’re not interested in the rides or drinking, you won’t spend a lot of time here. One side on the lower level has the entertainment; the other side is the back of the house. The shops were typical Tshirt shops (with the exception of a local jewelry designer and one women’s clothing shop.) Once you’ve walked the pier, there’s not that much to do. Good for a couple of hours.
Written September 2, 2021
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MalibuFireman
Malibu, CA358 contributions
Nice tourist walk
Aug 2021
We enjoyed walking around and looking at the things on Navy Pier, looking at the skyline, had a slice of pizza, etc.
Written August 29, 2021
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Crystal P
West Bloomfield, MI3 contributions
great day at the pier
Aug 2021
I always enjoy my time at the pier. we enjoyed our time on the speed boat. Parking is more than I prefer to pay. but it is convenient.
Written August 29, 2021
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CorMom
New York City, New York93 contributions
Ferris Wheel is worth the ride
Aug 2021
I thought there would be more to do with my teenager at Navy Pier but there wasn't. We did enjoy the Ferris Wheel - especially the air conditioning - and the views.
Written August 25, 2021
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Livy
World18 contributions
A Nice Walk Along Lake Michigan
Aug 2021
I really enjoyed the scenery here. A nice long walk with beautiful water and lots of boats to look at. Some restaurant and shopping options but I was expecting more food stands - only a couple places to grab a snack on the go. Garden was pretty and a nice way to keep cool. Didn't go on any of the rides because they were insanely overpriced. Might come back sometime.
Written August 24, 2021
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Travel4Fun
Norfolk, NE37 contributions
Not much happening when we were there
Aug 2021
The pier was pretty quiet on a Friday afternoon. We walked to the end of the pier and enjoyed the benches on which to relax. However - no one told us not to walk the back side of the pier as there is nothing there - just garage doors and the backs of shops. There was no way to cross back to the other side. This was one of my least favorite places in Chicago.
Written August 21, 2021
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Navy Pier is open:
  • Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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