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Navy Pier

A $16.00 value, FREE with your Go Chicago Card!

This attraction is seasonal and may be closed during your visit. Please verify when this attraction is open in the getting in tab below.

Navy Pier - Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority

Go a little overboard at the iconic Navy Pier, an outdoor landscaped area that features dozens of exciting attractions! You'll find a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel, a musical carousel, an old-fashioned swing ride, an 18-hole miniature golf course, and a light house!

Chicago’s Navy Pier is located on the banks of Lake Michigan. It brings in thousands of international tourists a year since it opened in 1995. The Navy Pier amusement park is the perfect destination for the entire family, offering activities for everyone!

Hours

Hours change seasonally. Visit www.navypier.com for current operating hours.

Closings

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to changewithout notice.

Redemption Instructions

Present your Go Chicago Card at any of the park's attraction ticket booths to receive a voucher to 5 of the rides included on this page and in the guidebook. The Go Chicago Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:30 pm. Once inside the park all guests are welcome to stay until closing.

Note

Some rides may be closed due to construction. Some attractions are seasonal, andopen weather permitting. Call ahead to confirm availability.

Address

600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL
60611

Public Transportation

Take CTA: Buses #29 (State Street), #65 (Grand Avenue), #66 (Chicago Avenue), #120 (Northwestern/Wacker Express), and #121 (Union/Wacker Express) serve the Navy Pier. #124 Navy Pier Express runs from Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center on weekends.

Free Trolley: (Seasonal) Ride for free from Navy Pier to State Street, via the Illinois and Grand Ave corridor.

Please visit www.navypier.com for more information.

Here is a preview of some of the highlights at Chicago's Navy Pier:

Navy Pier Carousel*: The Carousel’s three dozen hand-painted animals represent the different styles of American folk art used throughout the history of carousels. Horses, chariots, and a playful frog are just a few of the featured characters waiting to carry children of all ages.

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel: Take a ride on Navy Pier’s most visible attraction, the 150-foot-high Ferris wheel. It lifts visitors to unparalleled sweeping views of the skyline and lakefront. The Pier’s wheel has forty gondolas seating six passengers each and in the evening thousands of sparkling lights illuminate the wheel’s forty 140-foot-diameter spokes.

The Light House at Navy Pier*: Kids find excitement on the Light House. The attraction takes riders slowly up to the top then bounces gently downward.

The Links at Navy Pier*: Putt, putt, putt your way around Pier Park on the Pier’s 18-hole miniature golf course. It weaves around the base of the Ferris wheel while touring Chicago themed golf holes.

Navy Pier Wave Swinger*: Swing around Pier Park on the “Wave Swinger” thrill ride, towering nearly forty feet over a pond of water. This exhilarating forty-eight seat swing ride lifts visitors fourteen feet in the air and whisks them around past unique lakeside views.

After your visit, stop by one of the many restaurants and cafés located in or around the food court at the Navy Pier, such as Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., the Häagen-Dazs café, and Auntie Anne’s. While at the pier, you can also stop by the Tall Ship Windy, a visit which comes free with the Go Chicago Card (or can be one of your free choices with a Chicago Explorer Pass).

Save on admission to the Navy Pier, plus Chicago's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the Go Chicago Card!

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 4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 7 customer ratings)
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3
Ho Hum
By Spider Vacation Verified Reviewer from Lenexa, KS on
Pros:
Scenic
Cons:
A Lot Of Hype
Best Uses:
Convenient
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Navy Pier - Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority:

We went in the fall off-season so crowds weren't an issue and some outdoor dining was closed. The Go Chicago Card was nice to be ale to do the family-friendly activities. We were un-impressed with Navy Pier. It had a nice view of the city but there wasn't much to do. Minimal shopping and some dining. The ferris wheel/mini golf, etc. weren't enough of a reason to make it a must-see. We had planned to spend the whole evening there but instead spent just an hour.

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5
Navy Pier
By b_ricketts Verified Reviewer from Canada,Ontario on
Pros:
Firewrorks, Reasonable Priced Food, Lots of attractions, Close to everything, Music, Good Views, Fireworks
Cons:
Lots of People,
Best Uses:
To Spend A Day Evening,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Navy Pier - Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority:

We went to see the Fireworks on Wednesday night. They were great with music in the background. There is a lot of different attractions and lots of restaurants and shopping here. They have a free trolley and the trolley that is included in the card. Very close to the beach. Food is reasonably priced considering it is a very busy tourist attraction.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

4
Eventful Pier
By Sunshine Verified Reviewer from Des Moines, Iowa on
Pros:
Variety of things to do, Free to the Pier, Easy entry, Family friendly, Easy to get Tickets, Great food, fun
Cons:
Busy,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Navy Pier - Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority:

The card made getting our cruise tickets on Navy Pier easy. I really wish we had gone mini golfing. That would have added to our time gap nicely. We loved the Stained Glass Museum. It was so pretty and cool to walk through. Navy Pier offers some amazing views and really is fun to walk around. There are many different places to buy touristy-like gifts. Every restaurant we went to was fantastic: Bubba Gumps and Jimmy Buffetts!

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

5
Great Value
By Dr. Jim Verified Reviewer from St. Clair, MI on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Navy Pier - Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority:

Have to get tickets during "business" hours before 5:30 pm. These can be used at anytime in the evening but cannot get tickets at ticket window after 5:30. Usually made morning walk to get tickets before kids were out of bed...

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

5
beautiful location
By World Traveller Verified Reviewer from Ontario, Canada on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Navy Pier - Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority:

We had gorgeous weather and enjoyed eating lunch outside at an open air patio of one of the restaurants along the pier. It was a beautiful day and we really enjoyed strolling down the pier. It was the beginning of the Tall Ships Festival so the ships were coming into port so there was lots to see. Inside, the stained glass museum was absolutely incredible to see. So many beautiful creations to look at, so much history! This is a wonderful place to visit to just have a relaxing stroll (if the weather is good!)

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

5
Great place for all to visit
By Lawrence Verified Reviewer from Manchester England on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Navy Pier - Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority:

Great for all the family. It has everything bars, food, rides for children - and the BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP COMPANY!!! I was looking for Tom Hanks !! We were very lucky whilst we were there as we had the privelage of seeing the Air Show from the pier - fantastic. All the Boat rides go from the pier so its a great attraction and everyone needs to visit it.

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[40 of 41 customers found this review helpful]

5
Go during the week if at all possible
By Chicago fan Verified Reviewer from Kansas city,KS on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Navy Pier - Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority:

The Navy pier was awesome, many differnt things to do, and lots of dining choices however you should try to take the free trolley offer by the city of Chicago or take a cab there otherwise you will be walking a very long distance from the closest train stop, also if all possible you shoould try going during the week instead of the weekend so is not so crowded and you dont have to wait in line for ever to do anything, and it gets really cold and windy at night even on summer time and also beware of spiders on Ferris wheel.

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  • Seasonal
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL
60611

Phone: 800-595-PIER (7437)

Website: Navy Pier - Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority

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