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Smart Ways To Save at Navy Pier

Navy Pier is a world-class destination that showcases the vitality of Chicago and offers unique and affordable experiences for all while offering unparalleled views of the city and Lake Michigan. Here are some simple ways you can enjoy the Pier at a great deal! 


Get Here for Free!

Navy Pier offers a free seasonal trolley service, with various stops throughout the city, for a convenient and affordable way to get here for all. 





Stroll the Pier

It costs nothing to walk along the 3,300 foot-long Pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan. Enjoy the fresh air, while taking in the sights and sounds of the city and the lakefront. Nature is a true gift!




Explore Crystal Gardens

Step inside Navy Pier’s free, indoor botanical garden with exotic plant life and dancing “leapfrog” fountains, surrounded by a glass atrium. Located just steps away from the Pier’s main entrance and the Centennial Wheel, this serene tropical getaway is a must-visit spot.




Enjoy a Popsicle

Stop by Ozzie’s Pops & Pretzels, where you can enjoy handmade popsicles in artisanal flavors such as Milk Chocolate, Mint Oreo and Vanilla Bean for only $3, a tasty gourmet snack for any smart saver.




Play at the Park

Children love to run through the fountain at Polk Bros Park, Navy Pier’s public 12,500-square-foot signature fountain featuring more than 150 programmable jets that mimic the natural movements of waves, schools of fish or flocks of birds. It’s a fun and affordable way to stay cool this summer at Navy Pier.




Fireworks Finale

Twice a week, guests can marvel at the spectacular, free Aon Summer Fireworks on Wednesdays at 9:30 pm and Saturdays at 10:15 pm! The displays are perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan for a fun-filled finale to your day.





Happy Hour at the Miller Lite Beer Garden

At Chicago’s go-to destination for free, live, outdoor music performances, enjoy weekly happy hour specials at the Miller Lite Beer Garden! Monday – Friday from 4 – 6 p.m., guests can enjoy discounts and specials on Miller High Life, Peroni and more, as well as tasty bites such as nachos and pizza. 




Piertastic Tuesday

If you happen to be looking for weekday plans, don’t miss Piertastic Tuesday. Discover great deals every Tuesday through Labor Day with special Pier-wide offers at Pier Park, dining and retail establishments and more. And did we forget to mention the great parking offer? Enjoy $20 parking passes for up to 12 hours, with parking validated at the Navy Pier Guest Experience desk.




Free Art Installations & Cultural Programs

Navy Pier offers free events and public programming year-round. From free outdoor movies to jazz concerts to interactive art installations, there will always be a new thing to discover during your visit to the Pier. Please visit here for a full list of upcoming free events and public programs.

At Navy Pier, a top destination for millions of national and international travelers, wonder, discovery and fun are always around the corner at any budget!




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