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“This place is ‘about’ to be great! ”
Review of Navy Pier

Navy Pier
Ranked #19 of 652 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped by here on our Spring Break and there was A TON of construction going on. It’s supposed to be done before Memorial Day. Pretty sure it will be very cool once it’s done! It was so cold that we didn’t get a chance to enjoy all that Navy Pier had to offer. Not much to do aside from eat there right now.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kendra M
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed walking out on the pier. I don’t know if it was because of construction or if it is normal, but there were only a handful of Chicago souvenir shops open. There was a food court with a McDonalds and several other fast food options, but nothing too tempting. A nice place to see, but not much more than that.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 163kristah
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My 13 year old daughter and I went here on a recent trip to Chicago. We were expecting more things to do and I would actually not go back here again. There was a couple of restaurants, street performers, and some interesting Gardens to look at, but for the most part it's off the beaten path and the best thing here was Giordano's Pizza.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I really only ever come here for specific exhibits. The annual Flower and Garden Show always a March favorite. Last year’s Rolling Stones' Exhibitionism was fantastic! (don't waste your time going to the truncated version in Vegas!) Strolling outside along the pier and the Ferris Wheel both great in good weather. Eat elsewhere though. These restaurants are tourist traps.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank wkdsdenn
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We went on April and it was chilly and windy outside, most of the city was covered with fog so Navy Pier was a great place to keep ourselves warm and comfy. U can find many restaurants where you can eat from good food to fast food. Enjoy walking inside the hallways or outside in the deck. Routes 66 & 65 will take you there without walking or taking the metro.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank abitofwanderlust
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