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Navy Pier

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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...more
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600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3419
+1 312-595-7437
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nothing exciting here except tourist trap bars, restaurants and shops. Only stop here if you are on a mission to visit every margaritaville and Bubba Gump restaurants across the nation.

Thank Deborah L
Reviewed yesterday

The food choices were very limited and the shops were so so. I was expecting better dining and more nice shopping.

Reviewed yesterday

Navy pier is worth a visit, whether the weather is good or bad. If it's windy you can walk indoors all the way, but you would miss the spectacular views on Lake Michigan. Inside are many fast food places and souvenirs shops.

Thank Fawkes66
Reviewed yesterday

We heard so much about this that we had high expectations. We ended up walking through and around a bunch of restaurants (chains, nothing special or local), tourist shops (selling stock Chicago stuff, nothing unique), fast food joints, and various tours. There was nothing particularly...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed yesterday

This place is a must see on your trip to Chicago. The view is amazing and the shopping is fun! The ferris wheel is pretty & the indoor arboretum is cool to see.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pleasant walk near water and under the sun, which was exactly what we were seeking. Lots of construction. We were able to stroll around with a cocktail as well, which was a BONUS! Lots of options to eat/drink and shop. Much construction was underway -nice...More

Thank brendannebraska
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I must always visit Navy Pier while in in Chicago. It's such a restful place just to sit and watch the boats in the lake. Most serene! ❤️

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve heard a lot about the pier from friends and reviews online. Went expecting lots of things to do, but ended up pretty bored with nothing to do. If you have time, I’d go, but don’t cancel plans for it

Thank reginahightower
Reviewed 2 days ago

the Navy Pier may be a hub of activity in the summer, but in autumn it is dreary and unappealing especially with construction going on everywhere! the only reason to visit would be to catch a lake cruise boat.

Thank SELkiwi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great for a stroll or to walk off lunch. There’s numerous tourist stores selling souvenirs and food options are endless You can even catch a sightseeing boat from the pier it’s a nice place to stretch your legs and a 10-15 min walk from Michigan...More

Thank Dylan M
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Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of
restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the
docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the
captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you
enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
can also visit other popular attractions there such as
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nour f
26 August 2018|
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Response from Denise P | Reviewed this property |
I walked from my apt. To Navy Pier. I am sure there is parking there.
Sue L
18 July 2018|
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Response from JoanieMarieLuke | Reviewed this property |
We took the Shoreline Tour for the Architecture tour. On this tour, you cannot get off or on at different locations. You board and depart the boat from the Navy Pier.
Lorelei P
17 July 2018|
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Response from ebk16 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the evening and were mostly inside. I do believe there are benches along the pier. Not sure about bringing refreshments into the hall.