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 Navy Pier - Chicago

 

Navy Pier is host to an array of family-oriented events and entertainment.  You can enjoy a boardwalk like atmosphere of more than 50 acres of promenades, restaurants, attractions, museums, and shops. You will find daily musical and theatrical performances, jugglers, magicians, as well as costumed characters.

Admission to Navy Pier is free. However, parking and many of the attractions require separate fees.  Navy Pier has on-site parking garages that will accommodate 1,740 vehicles.

The lakefront is a wonderful place to bike ride or skate. Rentals are available at the pier.

 


 

 

 

The most eye-catching is the 148 ft Ferris Wheel. It was modeled after the first ferris wheel built for the 1893 World Columbian Exposition.

Near the Ferris Wheel is a 44ft high musical carousel with 36 hand-painted animals.



 

The skyline stage, a 100ft high vaulted roof structure, is used as an ice skating rink during wintertime and as a 1500-seat theater during summer.

The Navy Pier features two museums: the Children's museum and the Smith museum of Stained Glass Windows as well as a Shakespeare theater complex.

The summer months will bring fireworks that explode over the lakefront every Wednesday and Saturday night.  For adults, the Beer Garden features the best of Chicago's live music scene with rock, blues, salsa, soul, R&B, and more.

There are a variety of boat tours departing from Navy Pier which point out significant landmarks and provide interesting information about Chicago and its history. A wide range of vessels offers visitors everything from elegant dinner cruises that include dancing and live entertainment to thrilling speedboat rides along Lake Michigan and water taxi rides between lakefront attractions.




Navy Pier Map click here:  Map

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Enjoy your visit!