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Navy Pier, Chicago

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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 overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • We had a great time at the Navy Pier. A lot of opportunities to shop and places to eat. The online system to purchase tickets for the Ferris wheel crashed , but kiosks were there to purchase. The... 
    We had a great time at the Navy Pier. A lot of opportunities to shop and places to eat. The online system to purchase tickets for the Ferris wheel crashed , but kiosks were there to purchase. The...  more »
  • We did a lot of walking and shopping, ate at Harry Carry’s, rode the huge Ferris wheel, took the river architecture tour and went on the Tall Windy Sail at sunset. Great day! 
    We did a lot of walking and shopping, ate at Harry Carry’s, rode the huge Ferris wheel, took the river architecture tour and went on the Tall Windy Sail at sunset. Great day!  more »
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  • We had a great time at the navy pier! The view was amazing, so peaceful and beautiful especially with the leaves turning. There was a nice breeze coming off the water. What really stood out to me is how much effort they've put into making it a pleasant experience for all (single couples, families, elderly ones, and the disabled). There are a variety of stores and food choices, plenty of sitting areas, stairs and elevators for accessibility, and clean bathrooms! Excellent experience!
  • Great place to bring your family year round! Navy Pier has truly changed since when I was a kid. There are many food shops, restaurants, and entertainment for all ages to enjoy. This venue definitely makes you feel like a tourist in your own home town. Its the only place that I can find dipping dots in the city! It can be a cold breezy walk in the winter, so bundle up and enjoy what Chicago has to offer!

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