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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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Posted on Wednesday, 13 May 2020

7 Places to Shop Local at Navy Pier

Shop local and support Chicago’s very own retailers at Navy Pier! Plan a visit to the Pier and stop by these shopping destinations located in our newly renovated Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion

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Posted on Monday, 4 May 2020

Three Recipes to Try at Home: Enjoy the Taste of Navy Pier

With the extended stay at home order, we’re finding new and creative ways to bring Navy Pier to you. What’s better than a delicious meal enjoyed in the comfort of your home? From Navy Pier’s on-site establishments, here are three recipes to help you do just that. Some are simple, some are seasonal, and all will taste great!

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Posted on Monday, 20 April 2020

Zoom in Pier-Style

Show your Chicago pride by using these Navy Pier backgrounds during your next Zoom conference call.

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Posted on Friday, 17 April 2020

6 Tasty DIY Cocktails That Will Whisk You Away

These simple and delicious cocktails from Navy Pier’s on-site establishments will taste like a vacation in a glass. Grab the ingredients, schedule a Zoom call with friends, and enjoy a virtual vacation from your living room. Cheers!

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Posted on Friday, 3 April 2020

Virtual Experiences

While Navy Pier may be closed to the public right now, our on-site partners have created awesome digital ways to stay connected and experience the Pier virtually. Here is a list of great options – from cultural attractions to fitness and more – to stay engaged and to enjoy the People’s Pier from home.

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Posted on Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Support Our Small Business Pier Partners

The People’s Pier wouldn’t be what it is without the many locally-owned, small business retail offerings. During these trying times and through Navy Pier’s closure, we invite you to discover how the community can rally around and support our small business partners virtually.

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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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