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Navy Pier Centennial Wheel and Rides tickets

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

Brief description:

Navy Pier Chicago is a landmark you’ll hear a lot about on your trip to Chicago, as it is considered the #1 tourist and leisure destination in the Midwest. Attracting an impressive 8.6 million visitors each year, Navy Pier is a 50-acre, lakeside wonderland that lets visitors revel in the splendors of Lake Michigan. Shopping, eating, thrill-riding, movie-watching, and cruise-hopping…you can do it all, and then some, at Navy Pier!

What’s here? Chicago’s Navy Pier, built in 1916, features timeless parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions, and more. You can easily spend a full day here in this mini-city, and there truly is something to suit everyone’s tastes. If crowds and rides aren’t your thing, just being on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan is enough to soothe the soul. If you love to shop, you have come to the right place.

You can even rise above it all and take in the views of the lake and its shores on the 15-story Ferris wheel. On a hot summer day, cool off at the 3D IMAX® Theatre, or perhaps listen to live music and performances at the Bud Light Stage.

It’s 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!

What your Navy Pier Centennial Wheel & Ride ticket includes:

Your Navy Pier Centennial Wheel & Rides tickets are valid on the famous 14-story Ferris wheel as well as the other thrill and kids rides that call the pier home.

Exhibition highlights:

  • Centennial Wheel
  • Beer gardens, shops, and restaurants
  • Great views of Lake Michigan

Tips for visiting:

  • There’s plenty to do at Navy Pier, so we recommend saving a lot of time to explore! You can also visit the Chicago Children’s Museum or take a lake cruise from here.
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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