Nestled along the picturesque shoreline of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is a treasure trove of experiences, offering something for everyone. Navy Pier has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century and has evolved into a multifaceted attraction that offers a wide range of activities, attractions, and events.
One of the most iconic features of Navy Pier is the Centennial Wheel, a 150 foot tall Ferris wheel that offers panoramic views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. It's a popular attraction both during the day and at night when the city lights up.
Navy Pier also hosts a variety of attractions, including the Chicago Children's Museum, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Crystal Gardens (an indoor botanical garden), and the Navy Pier IMAX theater. You can also get out on the water with a selection of boat tours including architecture tours along the Chicago River, lake cruises, and even speedboat adventures.
There are a range of shopping options, from souvenir shops to boutiques and its also home to several restaurants and eateries, serving a diverse selection of cuisines.
Throughout the year, Navy Pier hosts numerous events, festivals, and performances. These include concerts, fireworks displays, art exhibitions, food festivals, and more. The pier has a fireworks display every Wednesday and Saturday night during the summer.