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
We walked the pier, did a boat tour, had lunch at Giordano's, which is amazing pizza, and the rode on the Centennial Wheel. The kids also did the swings and the virtual tour. more »
E' un posto prettamente turistico, dove è possibile comprare souvenir, sedersi sulla panchina con la targa di Forrest Gump, entrare da Bubba Gump, ecc. Sicuramente è una tappa da fare a Chicago! more »It's a touristy place, where you can buy souvenirs, sit on the bench with the Forrest Gump license plate, enter by Bubba Gump, etc.
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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