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Discover Pier Park

A great way to enjoy a beautiful Chicago day is at Pier Park! Take in the great views and have a blast on the rides. Check out our inside look at Pier Park below — you’ll be an expert during your next visit!

Pier Park Attractions

  • Centennial Wheel (open year-round, weather permitting): The Wheel is an iconic part of the skyline and a treasured piece of Chicago’s cultural history. Soaring to heights of nearly 200 feet, the Wheel offers unparalleled, 360-degree views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. No matter the season, the enclosed gondolas provide a comfortable experience and amazing city views.
  • Pepsi Wave Swinger (open late spring through early fall): Soar through the air on this exciting swing ride!
  • Carousel (open late spring through early fall): Navy Pier’s whimsical carousel is 36 feet in diameter and features 34 animals and 2 chariots.
  • Light Tower (open late spring through early fall): A thrill for all ages, for a price of $9, ride both the Light Tower and Carousel in Pier Park for a wonderful deal!
  • Virtual Rush: Chicago: This groundbreaking 4D VR adventure offers riders a thrilling virtual voyage over and through a futuristic Chicago city-scape, immersing them in the action.
A mom stands by her kid before the carousel starts

Play the Park Pass

Guests can purchase a Play the Park Pass at the Pier Park Box Office to explore every corner of Pier Park and fill their visit with multiple attractions (pending ride status)! Each pass includes:

Weather & Other Helpful Tips

For the safety of guests and staff, the Centennial Wheel and other attractions may occasionally close due to weather conditions, such as lightning, wind and extreme cold. To check on the status of Pier Park rides and attractions on the day of your visit, please call 312-595-PIER.

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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 2021, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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