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Navy Pier

Opens in 29 min: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 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
Opens in 29 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3419
Near North Side
+1 312-595-7437
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth walking through and doing some sight seeing. We stopped by to take some picture, especially with the ferris wheel. Pretty area for lunch, or people watching.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CloCro
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A bit busy in the summer but the real win was at night! Rode the wheel and ate outside at a Mexican restaurant. There was also an alchohol stand that had great margaritas. Also a firework show. Inside so many gift shops and places to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 959tashaf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nave Píer is beautifull placê for Diner, for setising and have another thing if you want to do.You can see Michigan lake where departure trip boat for dinner .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank roquettedr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It wasn’t what I expected really. If you’ve been to Fenuil Hall in Boston, it’s a bit like that, but a pier. There entrance is made up of small shop boutiques and larger stores. Further on in is a food court and a few eateries....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mydiratb
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are plenty of shops selling clothing and souveniers, restaurants and bars, making this an ideal plce for families and many tourists. I appreciated the history but the shopping and other attractions did not impress me although the "Big Wheel" and other outdoor attractions were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RobbieBStockport
Reviewed 3 days ago

Alright...everyone I know except for one has said to go to Navy pier. I went back in April of 2017. It is NOT awesome. It's 100% commerical so there's nothing Chicago about it except that it is in Chicago. The view of Lake Michigan is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Everyone likes to rave about Navy peir, I particularly have never cared for it. Parking will cost you over $30, the restaurants are nothing super and it's always crowded. The ferris wheel is awesome and you can catch some boat rides here, but over all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank jzpurdue
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here a few weeks back when I was in town, and it was a much different picture than my last visit. Full of vendors, rides going, stores all open. It's definitely a fun place, and we enjoyed wandering the stores and vendors checking out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cdkassotis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Workers were extremely rude and my kids were bored within an hour. It is geared towards younger children, not older. Pretty deco though!!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AllissaQ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Displays, water activities, power boat rides, dinner cruises, children’s museum, IMAX theater, shopping, restaurants, ice skating, and convention center.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patricia M
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nour f
26 August 2018|
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Response from Sptaz33 |
There is no such thing as free parking in downtown Chicago. Matter of fact, get ready to pay the big bucks to park. Navy Pier does have a parking garage, I believe it’s $25 or something like that. Around the pier is either... More
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.