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Chicago,Illinois Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60611
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Navy Pier on Lake Michigan

Navy Pier is a lively shopping, dining and entertainment destination on Lake Michigan. Chicago's playground features waterfront attractions, restaurants, shops, exhibitions, concerts and events. Explore attractions, including the Chicago Children's Museum and Family Pavilion, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, and Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze. Ride the sky-high Ferris wheel, see a movie at the IMAX Theatre, enjoy spectacular fireworks or take a boat ride or cruise on the Tall Ship Windy or Spirit of Chicago. Enjoy concerts and the Cirque Shanghai acrobats at the Pepsi® Skyline Stage every summer.


Hours -

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Prices -

Vary per attraction.


  • Chicago Children's Museum Exhibits
  • Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier
  • Chicago Toy & Game Fair
  • Navy Pier Light Show Spectacle
  • Cirque Shanghai at
    Pepsi® Skyline Stage


  • Shopping & Dining
  • Lake Michigan Boat Rides & Cruises
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Concerts & Live Entertainment
  • Ferris Wheel & IMAX Theater

Navy Pier Attractions

Navy Pier boasts many exciting attractions, including the Chicago Children's Museum, Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, and Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze. Enjoy courtyard-style performances at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, see dramatic big-screen movies at the IMAX Theatre, and ride the 150-foot high Ferris wheel with sweeping views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Enjoy spectacular fireworks during the summer and free concerts and the Cirque Shanghai acrobats at the Pepsi® Skyline Stage.

Dining at Navy Pier

Navy Pier offers diverse dining experiences and waterfront restaurants, including the Billy Goat Tavern, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Capi's Italian Kitchen, Harry Caray's Tavern, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Bar & Grill, and Riva Crab House / Riva Café. Open seasonally, City Porch is a laid-back spot to enjoy fresh seafood and kick back on chairs overlooking the docks. The Navy Pier Food Court offers a street-style eats, including Connie’s Pizza, America's Dog and Greek Delight. Sit outside on the waterfront at Landshark Beer Garden and enjoy beer, cocktails, frozen drinks, light fare and live music.


  • When are the Navy Pier fireworks?

    Navy Pier offers spectacular fireworks synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. You can see these colorful pyrotechnics twice a week during the summer, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Whether viewing from the docks or on board an evening cruise, catch the New Year’s Eve Fireworks on December 31 at Midnight.
  • What boat rides and cruises depart from Navy Pier?

    Board one of the boats and vessels docked along Navy Pier's Dock Street for sightseeing tours, dinner and entertainment cruises and high-speed rides on Lake Michigan. Set sail aboard Chicago's Tall Ship Windy, a spectacular 148-foot schooner, and enjoy breathtaking views of Chicago’s skyline. Enjoy dinner cruises on the Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue, and Odyssey. Experience a thrilling speedboat adventures on the Seadog or Extreme. Navy Pier also offers private charter boats, architecture tours and water taxi rides that carry you to lakefront attractions. http://www.navypier.com

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