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Navy Pier Through The Years

Navy Pier Through The Years

November 20, 2019

Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination, has gone through an exciting evolution over the last 100+ years! As 2019 comes to a close, we thought this would be a great time to revisit the amazing developments Navy Pier has experienced, starting with its 1916 opening as part of Daniel Burnham’s plan for Chicago. Then and […]

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10 Things We’re Thankful For

10 Things We’re Thankful For

November 15, 2019

We cannot wait for Thanksgiving and besides all of the turkey, stuffing and family memories, this holiday is a great time for reflection and gratitude. At Navy Pier there is so much to be thankful for, so in the spirit of Thanksgiving, here’s our list of 10!   Chicago: Navy Pier is proud to be […]

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The Best Activities for Senior Citizens at Navy Pier

The Best Activities for Senior Citizens at Navy Pier

November 14, 2019

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier and is an accessible, fun and affordable destination for all age groups! For seniors looking to have a great day at Chicago’s lakefront treasure, we’ve listed out some of the best activities at the Pier.   Chicago Shakespeare Theater Catch a play at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, a leading international […]

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Stay Cozy with These Winter Comfort Foods at Navy Pier

Stay Cozy with These Winter Comfort Foods at Navy Pier

November 13, 2019

Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away but the temperature is downright wintry! Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination, offers many restaurants and dining destinations to keep you nourished, cozy and full this season.  Check out these great winter comfort foods below and make your visit to the Pier soon for a delicious meal!  Three […]

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5 Hidden Gems at Navy Pier

5 Hidden Gems at Navy Pier

November 8, 2019

Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination, is full of hidden gems and surprises. From places to eat to shops to explore, we’ve rounded up five spots at Navy Pier you might not have checked out yet. Read below and make sure to stop by on your next visit to the Pier!   Art Now! Faces […]

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Tickets on Sale Now for Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest!

Tickets on Sale Now for Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest!

November 6, 2019

‘Tis the season for holiday fun at Navy Pier’s 19th annual Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest! For more than five weeks, guests can dash through an indoor winter wonderland as Chicago’s iconic lakefront destinations transforms its Festival Hall into a dazzling spectacle with 170,000 square feet of holiday fun. The event kicks off on Friday, […]

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National Sandwich Day is Almost Here

National Sandwich Day is Almost Here

November 1, 2019

National Sandwich Day is November 3rd, so bite into a delicious sandwich or two at Navy Pier! From classic subs to shrimp po’ boys, we are loving all of the options here at the Pier. This Sunday, make your family and friends happy with an awesome lunch or dinner at Navy Pier to celebrate National […]

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The 9 Best Treats to Celebrate National Chocolate Day

The 9 Best Treats to Celebrate National Chocolate Day

October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28 is a chocolate lovers’ dream day: National Chocolate Day! At Navy Pier’s on-site restaurants and establishments, there are many ways to celebrate the day and indulge in delicious chocolate offerings. We’ve rounded up the 9 best National Chocolate Day treats below so head to the Pier with your sweet tooth!   1.       Dark […]

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Celebrate Halloween at Navy Pier!

Celebrate Halloween at Navy Pier!

October 22, 2019

Navy Pier is full of fun and fright this October with several Halloween festivities offered throughout the month, in addition to Pier Pumpkin Lights, the Pier’s new, free pumpkin pop-up experience on display now through November 2. Whether you are with family, friends or your significant other, the Pier is the place to be this […]

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Discover Pier Park

Discover Pier Park

October 20, 2019

The weather is still mild and a great way to enjoy a beautiful Chicago day is at Pier Park! Take in the fall foliage, have a blast on rides and get a close-up view of the amazing Pier Pumpkin Lights displays (up through November 2). Check out our inside look at Pier Park below so you’ll be an […]

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Get into the Halloween Spirit with Navy Pier’s Haunted Maze

Get into the Halloween Spirit with Navy Pier’s Haunted Maze

October 16, 2019

Looking for a scary good time within the confines of Chicago? Navigate through the haunted twists and turns of Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze, which will transform into a Haunted Maze on select dates and on Halloween this month!   About the Maze Located in the middle of Navy Pier near WBEZ, Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze […]

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Did Someone Say National Dessert Day?

Did Someone Say National Dessert Day?

October 15, 2019

Monday, October 14 is National Dessert Day! As if you need an excuse to treat yourself to a sweet treat or two, we’ve put together this helpful list of delicious desserts so you and your favorite sweets lover can celebrate the holiday at Navy Pier. Enjoy! Frozen Hot Chocolate at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville: This kid […]

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Fall into Fun with these Family Activities

Fall into Fun with these Family Activities

October 11, 2019

Fall is officially here! With changing leaves, cooling temperatures and school back in session, your family might be looking for something fun to do, both indoor and outdoor. Here are some great activities and happenings for your whole family to enjoy at Navy Pier this season.   Check out Pier Pumpkin Lights Now through November […]

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7 Places to Shop Local at Navy Pier

7 Places to Shop Local at Navy Pier

October 9, 2019

Chicago was just named the best big city in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler and we can’t disagree! What better way to support the Windy City than by shopping local and supporting Chicago’s very own retailers at Navy Pier? Plan a visit to the Pier and stop by these shopping destinations located in our […]

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Must-Try October Food & Beverage Specials

Must-Try October Food & Beverage Specials

October 4, 2019

From the first-ever Pier Pumpkin Lights pop-up to haunted mazes, Centennial Wheel rides and free arts and culture programs, guests at Navy Pier might work up an appetite with all of the activities to do this month. Don’t worry because Navy Pier’s onsite restaurant partners have created fall-inspired bites & drinks that are perfect to […]

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The 7 Best Beers to Drink at Navy Pier This Fall

The 7 Best Beers to Drink at Navy Pier This Fall

September 27, 2019

Football season, Oktoberfest, fall leaves on the ground – it’s beer drinking weather! From ciders to Belgian wheats, grab your friends and head to Navy Pier for a beer or two this month.   Virtue Michigan Apple Cider at Offshore     Billy Goat IPA at Billy Goat Tavern     Happy Hour Beer Selections at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. […]

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Pier Pumpkin Lights

Pier Pumpkin Lights

September 24, 2019

Countdown to Pier Pumpkin Lights! We are only one week away from Navy Pier’s new fall program: Pier Pumpkin Lights, Chicago’s newest, free pumpkin pop-up experience with nearly 1,000 pumpkins on display! The first-ever program is coming to Navy Pier starting Tuesday, October 1 through Saturday, November 2. Guests will explore a variety of pumpkin […]

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5 Free Activities at Navy Pier

5 Free Activities at Navy Pier

September 20, 2019

Navy Pier is proud to be an accessible and welcoming destination to inspire its guests to discover all that the Pier and Chicago has to offer. While some activities at the Pier are ticketed or require payment, we’ve listed our favorite free things to do at the Pier so you can watch your wallet and […]

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Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day at Navy Pier

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day at Navy Pier

September 18, 2019

Wednesday, September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day and Navy Pier is the place to be! From classic cheeseburgers to more tricked out versions, treat yourself to a cheeseburger at Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination this week. From left to right: Harry Caray’s Tavern, Tiny Tavern photo courtesy of Instagram – @tinytavernchi, Billy Goat Tavern  Burger at […]

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EXPO Chicago is Almost Here!

EXPO Chicago is Almost Here!

September 17, 2019

EXPO CHICAGO and Navy Pier welcome guests to experience the best in contemporary art this Thursday, September 19 – Sunday, September 22. EXPO CHICAGO has established the city of Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination, opening the fall art season every September at historic Navy Pier. Now entering its eighth edition, EXPO CHICAGO presents […]

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