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Navy Pier at Illinois

Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60611
Category: Family / Kids
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Navy Pier

The number one tourist destination in the Midwest, Navy Pier encompasses 50 acres along Chicago's lakefront. There is an endless amount of things to do at the former shipping facility, including riding the 15-story-high Ferris wheel, engaging in hands-on activities at the Chicago Children's Museum, and taking a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan. Navy Pier also features gardens, parks, an IMAX Theatre, restaurants, and shops.



  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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  • Americheer Great Lakes Open Championships
  • Chicago International Art, Antique, and Jewelry Show


  • Ferris Wheel
  • Chicago Children's Museum
  • Boat Rides
  • Dining
  • Shopping


Several sit-down restaurants at Navy Pier include Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Bar & Grill, and Harry Caray’s Tavern. In addition, there’s a fabulous food court.


You can find just about everything to buy at Navy Pier. An array of shops offers up such items as clothing, souvenirs, gifts, toys, and games.


  • What kind of boat rides are there at Navy Pier?

    Enjoy a dinner cruise featuring live entertainment and dancing or a speedboat ride along Lake Michigan. You can even take a water taxi to and from the many attractions that dot the waterfront.
  • When can I see the Navy Pier fireworks?

    From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the fireworks displays take place twice a week. There are also extra fireworks shows throughout the year, including New Year’s Eve.

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