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May. 15, 2020

The Best Activities for Senior Citizens at Navy Pier

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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 theater company. Purchase tickets online or at the box office and learn more at

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Table Service Restaurants and Dining

For a delicious and relaxing meal, visit one of the many table service restaurants at Navy Pier. Offshore, the largest rooftop venue in the U.S., offers spectacular views, cocktails and fare. Giordano’s is also a must for pizza lovers and Riva Crabhouse features fresh seafood, steak and pasta for an elevated meal.

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Centennial Wheel

Navy Pier’s iconic Centennial Wheel is a year-round, comfortable attraction that is climate controlled and great for all ages! Take in views of Chicago and Lake Michigan in the enclosed gondolas and wow friends and family with spectacular photos from your ride. Adults can save $2 on tickets when they purchase online.

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Navy Pier IMAX® at AMC

Seniors will have a blast at the Navy Pier IMAX at AMC. This immersive movie experience has reserved seating, clear sound and food & drink options from MacGuffins Bar. Assisted listening devices, wheelchair access and more is also available — this is the place to be for senior movie lovers at Navy Pier!

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Retail and Shopping

From apparel and accessories to collectible items, Navy Pier’s various retail options offer something that senior citizens will love. Purchase a cozy sweatshirt from the Navy Pier Store, delicious spices from The Spice House or handcrafted jewelry from Nakamol ChicagoGarrett Popcorn is great to-go for family members at home!

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