A cool place to spend a hot day on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier extends for over 1,000 m (3,300 ft) along the lakefront. Designed by city planner Daniel Burnham and built in 1916, the pier first served as a cargo facility for lake freighters, with a network of warehouses stretching along the shoreline. In the pre-air conditioning years, the pier also served Chicagoans as one of the coolest places in the city, quickly becoming a popular venue for public gatherings and entertainment. Now the city's top tourist attraction, the pier features a children's museum, fountains, fast-food eateries, souvenir vendors, and a Ferris wheel. The older crowd can enjoy lakefront views, boat cruises, and a range of live shows. Planning Chicago trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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Navy Pier Reviews
One of the top things we had to visit during our short Chicago stay. I've been to Chicago several times, but never took the time to visit Navy Pier. Glad I did! We had a good time, even though it was ... more »
Sempre contando com o ótimo transporte público de Chicago, fomos ao Navy Pier em 2 ocasiões em nossa estada na cidade. Com uma ampla gama de restaurantes, bares e lojas, ainda conta com um pequeno par... more »Always relying on chicago's great public transport, we went to Navy Pier on two occasions at our stay in the city. With a wide range of restaurants, bars and shops, it also has a small amusement park and a beautiful view of the city. A pity was the fact that we went in the fall, as certainly the experience should be much better in the summer due to temperature.
Spectacular views. Went on a weekday so it was less crowded. Walked and hiked around the trail. Very peaceful pace. Must go place if visiting Chicago and interested in doing all the touristy stuff.
Though I visited this place early in the morning, I still got to appreciate it. Very quiet and good for strolling as well. This is one of the nice place Chicago once again can offer. You may rent a bike to roam around and enjoy the pier. Giant ferris wheel is awesome to have in this place. This is best for children and all folks at all ages.
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