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Navy Pier at Chicago
Navy Pier
Category: Family / Kids
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60611 312-595-7437
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Navy Pier Chicago: Family Attractions, Boat Rides and Shopping

The number one tourist destination in the Midwest, Navy Pier encompasses 50 acres along the Windy City's lakefront. The family-friendly attraction offers a variety of things to do for all ages. Ride the 15-story-high Ferris Wheel and marvel at the thrilling view. Engage in hands-on activities at the Chicago Children's Museum, or enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise. The 3,330 ft.-long pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan also features an IMAX Theatre, restaurants, shops, and gardens.



  • 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
  • Concerts
  • Boat Rides
  • Dining
  • Beer Garden
  • Shopping
  • IMAX Theater
  • Exhibits


  • What kind of boat rides are at Navy Pier?  Where Do I Park?

    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. Two parking garages accommodate 1500 vehicles. Oversized vans and trucks should park in the East Garage for clearance.
  • When can I see the Navy Pier fireworks?

    From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the fireworks displays are offered biweekly. Additional fireworks shows are held throughout the year, including New Year’s Eve. Before or after the fireworks, browse through the array of shops along the pier for clothing, souvenirs, gifts, toys, games and unique collectibles.

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