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Navy Pier Centennial Wheel and Rides tickets

Gate Prices Adult $35.00
Child (3-12) $35.00

Stretching out over 3,000 feet into Lake Michigan, the iconic Navy Pier is home to some of the most popular Chicago attractions.

You’ll find everything from the Chicago Children’s Museum and an IMAX theater to the famous Navy Pier Ferris wheel and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Enjoy a pleasant afternoon dining experience at any of the restaurants or cafes that line the Pier, shop to your heart’s content, explore any of the various world-class theaters, museums, and concert venues, or just spend some time people-watching.

Navy Pier is the most-visited attraction in all of Chicago (all of the Midwest, in fact!), with over 8.6 million visitors a year. It’s also the perfect place for the whole family to spend an entire day, with diverse activities, tours, cruises, and rides to make everyone happy. Stopping by Navy Pier is truly a can't-miss Chicago attraction!

The Chicago Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Navy Pier Centennial Wheel and Rides tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Present your pass at the Ferris Wheel or Wave Swinger ticket booth to receive your exclusive 4-Ride pass.


Open daily at 10:00 am. Closing time varies by season. Visit the Navy Pier website for current operating hours.


Many rides are seasonal and closed November-April. Also closed, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Ferris Wheel operates year-round when weather permits.


The Centennial Wheel features enclosed, climate-controlled capsules and operates year-round, weather permitting. See the Navy Pier website for more information.


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.

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