Navy Pier


600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-595-7437
Phone: 800-595-7437

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Hours:
Nov - Mar  Mon-Thu 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-7pm Apr - May  Sun-Thu 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-10pm Jun - Aug  Sun-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat 10am-Midnight Sep - Oct  Sun-Thu 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-10pm

Type:
Attractions, Sightseeing


10BEST Says

Free Things to Do, Attractions near United Center, Sightseeing: Since 1916, Navy Pier has been home not only to the military but to scores of special attractions. Now purely commercial, the Pier offers everything from an IMAX theater to performances by a Shakespeare troupe. You can view dancing in a grand ballroom, ride the splendor of a fifteen-story Ferris Wheel (a replica of the one at Chicago's 1893 World's Fair), or relax to the sounds of waves quietly lapping on the lakeshore. The Chicago Children's Museum is on the second floor and there are dining options on the premises. A series of special events happen throughout the year including seasonal celebrations, festivals and cultural events to public shows in the exhibition hall space. The website has an up-to-date calendar worth checking out in advance of a visit.


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Free Things to Do, Attractions near United Center, Sightseeing: "Free Trolleys run between State Street and Navy Pier between Memorial Day and Labor Day."

Best for Free Things to Do, Attractions near United Center, Sightseeing Because: Navy Pier is home to an IMAX theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Chicago Children's Museum and year-round special events.

10Best List photo 10BEST says

Free Things to Do, Attractions near United Center, Sightseeing: Since 1916, Navy Pier has been home not only to the military but to scores of special attractions. Now purely commercial, the Pier offers everything from an IMAX theater to performances by a Shakespeare troupe. You can view dancing in a grand ballroom, ride the splendor of a fifteen-story Ferris Wheel (a replica of the one at Chicago's 1893 World's Fair), or relax to the sounds of waves quietly lapping on the lakeshore. The Chicago Children's Museum is on the second floor and there are dining options on the premises. A series of special events happen throughout the year including seasonal celebrations, festivals and cultural events to public shows in the exhibition hall space. The website has an up-to-date calendar worth checking out in advance of a visit.

10Best List photo Insider Tips

Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Free Things to Do, Attractions near United Center, Sightseeing: "Free Trolleys run between State Street and Navy Pier between Memorial Day and Labor Day."

Best for Free Things to Do, Attractions near United Center, Sightseeing Because: Navy Pier is home to an IMAX theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Chicago Children's Museum and year-round special events.

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