Navy Pier is the most-visited attraction in Chicagoland, and its iconic Ferris wheel perhaps the most recognizable part of Chicago’s skyline. With an exciting array of attractions, tours, cruises, rides, and shows to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find something special to enjoy at Navy Pier. It’s great for kids, and great fun for adults, too. Save on your visit to the all the best Navy Pier attractions with Smart Destinations’ Navy Pier discount tickets or all-inclusive Go Chicago Cards.
Kids love Navy Pier. And why wouldn’t they? It’s a historic boardwalk chock full of kid-friendly stuff like amusement park rides, colorful buildings, and the 3-story Chicago Children’s Museum. Play a few rounds of mini-golf, hop aboard the Ferris wheel and historic swing ride, or rent a bike and pedal along the river. Bring the whole family and check out the ongoing Cirque Shanghai: Warriors show, now playing on the Pepsi Skyline Stage.
Navy Pier is more than just an amusement park! There are plenty of grownup activities and events to enjoy. Enjoy an educational afternoon on one of the Chicago History Museum Lunch Cruises, where expert curators from the Chicago History Museum narrate a two-hour tour of the city’s architecture and historical events. Or, opt for all play and no work on the Wine or Beer Flight Cruises available on a bi-weekly basis. You can even feed your cultural side with the Tall Ship Windy and the Chicago Architecture Cruise. Beer lovers will especially want to check out the Landshark Beer Garden. Open all summer, the Landshark Beer Garden is a fun outdoor space on the east end of Navy Pier serving up its signature lager plus cocktails and snack food – guests of all ages are welcome, although you have to be 21 or older to drink.
Looking for something that everyone will enjoy? Check out any of the fascinating museums and arts venues located all across the pier, including the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (currently playing “Seussical”), the Navy Pier IMAX Theater, the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, the Crystal Gardens, and more. Plus, you’ll find over 20 different restaurants and food stands to choose from, so you’ll never go hungry while wandering the Pier. Don’t forget to check out the famous Navy Pier fireworks, displayed every Wednesday and Saturday through Labor Day weekend.
Pick up an all-inclusive Go Chicago Card to save on your visit to the Navy Pier amusement park rides, the Chicago Children’s Museum, and many tours and cruises, plus top attractions throughout the city. Or, customize your own itinerary and save on all your chosen attractions with the Go Select Chicago Pass. Be sure to save plenty of time to enjoy all that fabulous Navy Pier has to offer!