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Posted on Friday, 15 May 2020

Kid-Friendly Spots at Navy Pier

Navy Pier is a great destination for kids to get out of the house, learn, explore and have a great time! Check out our list of recommended places for children to visit at Navy Pier and plan your next trip to the “People’s Pier” soon to keep your family happy, entertained and active all year long!

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Posted on Friday, 15 May 2020

International and Cultural Dining at Navy Pier

Navy Pier offers the rich culinary tradition of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and beyond under one roof. The Pier’s restaurants will delight your senses with international and cultural flavors from Mediterranean to Mexican.

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Posted on Friday, 15 May 2020

Fishermen's Guide to Navy Pier

One of the hidden gems of Navy Pier is that guests can fish – for free! – on Lake Michigan. Grab your fishing line, hook and worms and head to the Pier for a fun fishing outing with remarkable lakefront and city views.

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Posted on Friday, 15 May 2020

5 Hidden Gems at Navy Pier

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 on and make sure to stop by on your next visit to the Pier.

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Posted on Friday, 15 May 2020

5 Free Activities at Navy Pier

No matter your budget, you can enjoy the Pier and experience the beautiful city of Chicago! Some activities at Navy Pier are ticketed or require payment, but others are completely free! We’ve listed our favorite free things to do at the Pier so you can watch your wallet and have a great time at Chicago’s lakefront destination.

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Posted on Friday, 15 May 2020

10 Tasty Snack Options at Navy Pier

A day at Navy Pier is not complete without a delicious snack or two! Before, during or after your visit, try one of these tasty and quick treats from our on-site establishments. This list highlights staff favorites as well as unique menu finds! Whether you’re craving salty, sweet or cheesy, we’re sure your taste buds will be happy.

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Posted on Friday, 15 May 2020

Best Corporate Event Destinations at Navy Pier

Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront treasure, is the premier destination in the Midwest for private events and meeting spaces. With two exhibit halls, 36 meeting rooms and the historic Aon Grand Ballroom and Lakeview Terrace, lakefront and skyline views are abundant here.

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Posted on Friday, 15 May 2020

Navy Pier Through the Years

Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination, has gone through an exciting evolution over the last 100+ years! Let's revisit the amazing developments Navy Pier has experienced, starting with its 1916 opening as part of Daniel Burnham’s plan for Chicago.

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Posted on Thursday, 14 May 2020

Explore the Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier

When the weather outside is frightful, look to Navy Pier’s indoor botanical garden, The Crystal Gardens, for your winter Chicagoland oasis.

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About Navy Pier

More Than You Imagine

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2020, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.


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