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“Great view for fireworks”
Review of Navy Pier

Navy Pier
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Ranked #36 of 662 things to do in Chicago
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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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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Wait in line to ride the Ferris wheel, great views from top and it moves slow enough to take pictures. Great restaurants along the pier. Gorgeous sailboats to watch. Wear walking shoes so some boards are uneven.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

This pier contains several restaurants, stores, and family friendly activities such as boat rides, a ferris wheel and Imax facility. You get a great view of Chicago from this pier, its very tourist friendly, and its a good atmosphere. Add this to the Magnificent Mile and one of the towers to visit if youve only got one day to spend in Chicago.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

We stayed at a hotel about 4 blocks down from the pier. We walked over to the fireworks on New Year's Eve at about 11:30 pm. It was crowded and the area around the pier was under construction. I wish that i would have scoped out the area more thoroughly and or recognized that there were buses running so we would probably have not had to fight the considerable crowd. There were lots of police officers around providing guidance and a feeling of security. The fireworks themselves lasted about 15 -20 minutes .

We had originally thought to view the fireworks from our hotel room but I am not sure that any hotel would have provided a good view. Perhaps the W Hotel or one down on south Michigan(tho sort of distant). Certainly not the Embassy Suites.

Thank Champaignguy
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

We went to Navy Pier while waiting for 2 other people in our group to get out of a ballgame. It was so nice, great views of Chicago and the water. Winter Wonderland was beautiful. The employees there were so helpful when we asked a question. It is so nice to just walk around and view. I am sure it is much nicer in the summer when the Ferris Wheel is running and everything is going outside. We are so glad we visited and hope to get back one day to visit in the summer.

Thank lovetravel2
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We visited the Navy Pier and saw the ferris wheel and all the other games. We went on the architectural cruise that lasted 45 minutes. The boat went all around downtown Chicago and at the end had a fireworks show which we enjoyed a lot.

Thank Nairobi2013
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