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Posted on Friday, 28 May 2021

History of the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier

The Centennial Wheel is an iconic part of Chicago’s skyline, as well as the city’s history. Have you ever wondered about the origin of the Ferris Wheel or how the current Wheel got to Navy Pier? Read on and next time you visit, you can impress all your friends and family with the inside scoop!

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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 Sunday, 15 March 2020

5 Things You Didn't Know About Navy Pier

At Navy Pier, there is more than meets the eye! From historical facts to on-site perks, here are the top 5 things you might not know about Chicago’s lakefront treasure. Impress your friends, family and more with this hidden gem knowledge!

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About Navy Pier

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 2022, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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