Navy Pier

★★★★☆
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600 E Grand Ave

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Out-of-towners and locals alike should visit Navy Pier if they haven't yet! There is so much to do, you can't experience it all in 2 or even 3 visits. In warmer weather, there is a lot of free entertainment. Jugglers, magicians, musicians, children's theater and more. The children's museum is a great place for kids from toddler to grade school, and there are biker rentals, boat tours, a fun house, IMAX theatre, great restaurants, a food court, gift shops, a bookstore...No one will walk away bored. It can get pricey.. There are also some rides, including the magnificent ferris wheel that overlooks the lake and can be seen lit up from Lake Shore Drive year-round.

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Out-of-towners and locals alike should visit Navy Pier if they haven't yet! There is so much to do, you can't experience it all in 2 or even 3 visits. In warmer weather, there is a lot of free entertainment. Jugglers, magicians, musicians, children's theater and more. The children's museum is a great place for kids from toddler to grade school, and there are biker rentals, boat tours, a fun house, IMAX theatre, great restaurants, a food court, gift shops, a bookstore...No one will walk away bored. It can get pricey.. There are also some rides, including the magnificent ferris wheel that overlooks the lake and can be seen lit up from Lake Shore Drive year-round.

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This is a great place to go to see a 3 D movie. I have seen Polar Express and Batman and have not been disappointed with the quality of the movies or with the overall surroundings and process to see a movie here.
Definitely worth seeing that special movie here.

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★★★★☆

This is a great place to go to see a 3 D movie. I have seen Polar Express and Batman and have not been disappointed with the quality of the movies or with the overall surroundings and process to see a movie here.
Definitely worth seeing that special movie here.

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If you are coming to Chicago you HAVE to make a stop at the Navy Pier! It is fun for the whole family! You can take a boat tour, visit the Children's Museum or ride the giant ferris wheel! You can take a cruise on one of the yachts, visit the Shakepeare theater or take the kids to Build-A-Bear. If you get hungry there is plenty to eat at the Bubba Gump Shrimp company, Mcdonalds & more. We even saw Forrest Gump there and got a great picture with the kids. We had a great time at the Navy Pier and can't wait to go back!

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★★★★★

If you are coming to Chicago you HAVE to make a stop at the Navy Pier! It is fun for the whole family! You can take a boat tour, visit the Children's Museum or ride the giant ferris wheel! You can take a cruise on one of the yachts, visit the Shakepeare theater or take the kids to Build-A-Bear. If you get hungry there is plenty to eat at the Bubba Gump Shrimp company, Mcdonalds & more. We even saw Forrest Gump there and got a great picture with the kids. We had a great time at the Navy Pier and can't wait to go back!

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The Navy Pier is a great place to visit in Chicago. There is tons of stuff for the whole family to do including IMAX and shops and restaurants. Also, be sure to check out the Ferris Wheel, which provides a great view of all of Chicago. Also, every year the Taste of Chicago Festival is held at Navy Pier which hosts a variety of restaurants and live performances by musicians.

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★★★★★

The Navy Pier is a great place to visit in Chicago. There is tons of stuff for the whole family to do including IMAX and shops and restaurants. Also, be sure to check out the Ferris Wheel, which provides a great view of all of Chicago. Also, every year the Taste of Chicago Festival is held at Navy Pier which hosts a variety of restaurants and live performances by musicians.

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Navy Pier is a great destination for a host of different activities. Check out the IMAX theater, or head on out on a cruise on Lake Michigan. Bring your children to the The Children's Museum or have them ride the merry-go-round or the huge ferris wheel. Lots of restaurants and shops. It's a great destination to spend the day.

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★★★★☆

Navy Pier is a great destination for a host of different activities. Check out the IMAX theater, or head on out on a cruise on Lake Michigan. Bring your children to the The Children's Museum or have them ride the merry-go-round or the huge ferris wheel. Lots of restaurants and shops. It's a great destination to spend the day.

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I head over to navy pier a couple of time each summer with my boyfriend. Whether its the ferris wheel, boat tour, or just a nice stroll on the pier, this place is beautiful especially at night. We also go during the 4th of July to watch the fireworks. Parking might be hard to find but you can always take a cab. They also have a mini theatre for plays and plenty of food. There is also have several places for kids to have fun.

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★★★★★

I head over to navy pier a couple of time each summer with my boyfriend. Whether its the ferris wheel, boat tour, or just a nice stroll on the pier, this place is beautiful especially at night. We also go during the 4th of July to watch the fireworks. Parking might be hard to find but you can always take a cab. They also have a mini theatre for plays and plenty of food. There is also have several places for kids to have fun.

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Navy pier is the ultimate tourist trap. Somehow, it has become a must-see for all tourists, while there really isn't anything interesting there. The only thing worth visiting for is the view of the city. The rest is made up of small stores, fast food and a couple of bad amusement rides. If you plan on going, don't plan on staying long because there are much more interesting, historical, or fun things to do in Chicago.

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★★☆☆☆

Navy pier is the ultimate tourist trap. Somehow, it has become a must-see for all tourists, while there really isn't anything interesting there. The only thing worth visiting for is the view of the city. The rest is made up of small stores, fast food and a couple of bad amusement rides. If you plan on going, don't plan on staying long because there are much more interesting, historical, or fun things to do in Chicago.

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Though Navy Pier is beyond touristy, the IMAX theatre is a great spot for any age. The price is a bit steep, but the image and theatre are fantastic for any show. A Harry Potter movie was by far one of the most impressive shows I have seen there, but do check their website for upcoming and seasonal events. The theatre is kept quite cool so be sure to bring an extra layer. Great seats anywhere you sit!

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★★★★★

Though Navy Pier is beyond touristy, the IMAX theatre is a great spot for any age. The price is a bit steep, but the image and theatre are fantastic for any show. A Harry Potter movie was by far one of the most impressive shows I have seen there, but do check their website for upcoming and seasonal events. The theatre is kept quite cool so be sure to bring an extra layer. Great seats anywhere you sit!

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Please see a movie here at least one time in your life. You will NEVER forget it! It's located at Navey Pier down town Chicago. The movies are about an hour long. The movie screen is amazingly huge. The movies are seen in 3D, so, as you might guess, it seems like you are actually IN the movie. I saw a show about swiming dolphins. It seemed like I was swimming with them. The sound helps this effect. There are usually a couple of movies playing at one time. Shows do sell out quickly, so , you may want to order ahead.

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★★★★★

Please see a movie here at least one time in your life. You will NEVER forget it! It's located at Navey Pier down town Chicago. The movies are about an hour long. The movie screen is amazingly huge. The movies are seen in 3D, so, as you might guess, it seems like you are actually IN the movie. I saw a show about swiming dolphins. It seemed like I was swimming with them. The sound helps this effect. There are usually a couple of movies playing at one time. Shows do sell out quickly, so , you may want to order ahead.

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In the summer, walking to the end of the pier and just looking out at the lake and the Chicago skyline is one of my favorite things to do. Sure, the whole scene can be a little touristy, but it's still fun. Take a cheap boat ride out on the lake or get great views from the ferris wheel. There are tons of cute shops inside. The Crystal Gardens are cool (and free) and the Shakespeare Theatre is amazing. Even in the winter, Navy Pier has a lot going on, like ice skating and the Winter Fest. Navy Pier is easy to walk to from most of downtown.

5
★★★★★

In the summer, walking to the end of the pier and just looking out at the lake and the Chicago skyline is one of my favorite things to do. Sure, the whole scene can be a little touristy, but it's still fun. Take a cheap boat ride out on the lake or get great views from the ferris wheel. There are tons of cute shops inside. The Crystal Gardens are cool (and free) and the Shakespeare Theatre is amazing. Even in the winter, Navy Pier has a lot going on, like ice skating and the Winter Fest. Navy Pier is easy to walk to from most of downtown.

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i know the kids love the 3d effect but the price they be asking ummm no i would rather wait till it comes out on dvd or go to a regular theater and pay that price and just deal with the 3d glasses that they give you free.

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CONS: to EXPENSIVE

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i know the kids love the 3d effect but the price they be asking ummm no i would rather wait till it comes out on dvd or go to a regular theater and pay that price and just deal with the 3d glasses that they give you free.

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CONS: to EXPENSIVE

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Navy Pier is an excellent place to visit in the summer. They have a ferris wheel, miniture golf, all types of boat tours, IMax Theater, and several other exhibits and shops. You can also just walk by the pier that looks over miles and miles of Lake Michigan. They also have different events throughout the year from fireworks night to several expo and boat exhibit. It is also very children friendly as they have a swing ride to childrens museum to build your own teddy bear workshop. A must see if you are visiting Chicago although Parking maybe more difficult to find.

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★★★★★

Navy Pier is an excellent place to visit in the summer. They have a ferris wheel, miniture golf, all types of boat tours, IMax Theater, and several other exhibits and shops. You can also just walk by the pier that looks over miles and miles of Lake Michigan. They also have different events throughout the year from fireworks night to several expo and boat exhibit. It is also very children friendly as they have a swing ride to childrens museum to build your own teddy bear workshop. A must see if you are visiting Chicago although Parking maybe more difficult to find.

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This is the coolest movie theater Ive ever seen. The screen is HUGE, and the rows of seats are set up stadium style so you never have to worry about a big head in front of you blocking your view. We took my 4 year old to see Beauty and the Beast, which shes seen a million times, but she was still entranced with the huge images. It was a wonderful, and expensive, classic to see on this amazing screen.

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★★★★☆

This is the coolest movie theater Ive ever seen. The screen is HUGE, and the rows of seats are set up stadium style so you never have to worry about a big head in front of you blocking your view. We took my 4 year old to see Beauty and the Beast, which shes seen a million times, but she was still entranced with the huge images. It was a wonderful, and expensive, classic to see on this amazing screen.

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Beautiful views, great walk around the pier. Amusement park rides. Fun fireworks displays. Shops and stuff...thats all great. Maybe once or twice, then it all feels old. If it is your first time in Chicago, go for it, you'll love it. Chicagoland natives don't have too many good reasons to go there again and again. Be careful of the overpriced shirts and stuff, unless you REALLY had a great time.

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★★★☆☆

Beautiful views, great walk around the pier. Amusement park rides. Fun fireworks displays. Shops and stuff...thats all great. Maybe once or twice, then it all feels old. If it is your first time in Chicago, go for it, you'll love it. Chicagoland natives don't have too many good reasons to go there again and again. Be careful of the overpriced shirts and stuff, unless you REALLY had a great time.

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This is the place to go with a group - Your bound to find something that will please everyone. From the Ferris Wheel to the mini golf - there's loads to do here. You can shop, eat, or play for hours and then end your day with fireworks (most Wed. and Sat). What can be better than that?

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★★★★★

This is the place to go with a group - Your bound to find something that will please everyone. From the Ferris Wheel to the mini golf - there's loads to do here. You can shop, eat, or play for hours and then end your day with fireworks (most Wed. and Sat). What can be better than that?

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Expensive restaurants and nick nack shops are the staple of any tourist attraction. This is no different. However, once you swallow that pill, you are left with some graet views of the lake and the city amidst some decent dining options. Check it out during the holidays and on fireworks nights. Its lots of fun.

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★★★★☆

Expensive restaurants and nick nack shops are the staple of any tourist attraction. This is no different. However, once you swallow that pill, you are left with some graet views of the lake and the city amidst some decent dining options. Check it out during the holidays and on fireworks nights. Its lots of fun.

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We have been here several times and are never disappointed. One of our favorite things is the boat ride out on Lake Michigan. Gives you a wonderful view of the skyline of downtown Chicago. Lots of things to do here with beautiful fountains, stores, restaurants, ferris wheel rides, boat rides, museum, etc.

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★★★★★

We have been here several times and are never disappointed. One of our favorite things is the boat ride out on Lake Michigan. Gives you a wonderful view of the skyline of downtown Chicago. Lots of things to do here with beautiful fountains, stores, restaurants, ferris wheel rides, boat rides, museum, etc.

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Yes, it is filled with more tourists than you would ever want to see in your life! (At least for me). But I LOVE Navy Pier. This is one place you have to see. But if you're like me and hate crowds, do not go in the summertime except on a week day or late night. I love the carousel, garden, boat rides and the beautiful ballroom and Imax Theater. If you're smart, you can have a great day and still keep the price down. There is so much to do here, but go at an off time, bring your own goodies, buy a pop or snack, and stoll for hours, taking in the gorgeous surroundings.

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★★★★★

Yes, it is filled with more tourists than you would ever want to see in your life! (At least for me). But I LOVE Navy Pier. This is one place you have to see. But if you're like me and hate crowds, do not go in the summertime except on a week day or late night. I love the carousel, garden, boat rides and the beautiful ballroom and Imax Theater. If you're smart, you can have a great day and still keep the price down. There is so much to do here, but go at an off time, bring your own goodies, buy a pop or snack, and stoll for hours, taking in the gorgeous surroundings.

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I recently saw "Batman Begins" on the IMAX screen at Navy Pier. We had to get tickets far in advance, as the IMAX is very popular. The screen was a great way to see such an action-packed movie, and the seat set-up was conducive for good viewing. This theater shows movies that are blockbusters and others that are educational and more children-oriented, so there is a nice variety.

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★★★★☆

I recently saw "Batman Begins" on the IMAX screen at Navy Pier. We had to get tickets far in advance, as the IMAX is very popular. The screen was a great way to see such an action-packed movie, and the seat set-up was conducive for good viewing. This theater shows movies that are blockbusters and others that are educational and more children-oriented, so there is a nice variety.

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I personally don't go to Navy Pier but if you have friends visiting out of town it could be a fun place to go to. If they have kids, there is also a children's musem area. It gets a bit expensive consdidering you have to pay for parking as well. They do have great live music playing mostly during the summer. Winters are fun because they set up an ice-skating rink as well.

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★★★☆☆

I personally don't go to Navy Pier but if you have friends visiting out of town it could be a fun place to go to. If they have kids, there is also a children's musem area. It gets a bit expensive consdidering you have to pay for parking as well. They do have great live music playing mostly during the summer. Winters are fun because they set up an ice-skating rink as well.

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I visit Navy Pier once a year, usually for an event. They do host great events there since there is a large meeting space and it has great views of the city. Otherwise, this place is mostly for tourists and children. There are lots of activities for kids - ferris wheel, carousel, children's theatre. Parking is limited and expensive, so the best option of getting there is public transportation. Too many cheesy souvenir shops too.

PROS: View of Chicago, Lakefront walk
CONS: Too crowded, Hard to Park

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★★★☆☆

I visit Navy Pier once a year, usually for an event. They do host great events there since there is a large meeting space and it has great views of the city. Otherwise, this place is mostly for tourists and children. There are lots of activities for kids - ferris wheel, carousel, children's theatre. Parking is limited and expensive, so the best option of getting there is public transportation. Too many cheesy souvenir shops too.

PROS: View of Chicago, Lakefront walk
CONS: Too crowded, Hard to Park

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This a place where you can spend an entire day since there are number of things to do and see. Take the cruise in the boat... which gives you a beautiful view of the magnificent Chicago skyline. There is even a stained glass museum for the art lovers. There are rides and eating places.... or you cab just relax by walking near the lake.

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This a place where you can spend an entire day since there are number of things to do and see. Take the cruise in the boat... which gives you a beautiful view of the magnificent Chicago skyline. There is even a stained glass museum for the art lovers. There are rides and eating places.... or you cab just relax by walking near the lake.

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SO MANY THINGS TO DO HERE...WE LIKE TO GO TO THE IMAX THEATER AND TAKE IN A 3D SHOW,I THINK ARE FAVORITE THING TO THERE...ASLO LIKE TO TAKE A RIDE ON THE HUGE FERRIS WHEEL...THEY HAVE LITTLE SHOPS SET UP ALL OVER SOME ARE HOME MADE ITEMS PEOPLE MAKE AND SOME ARE NOT..I ALWAYS LIKE TO CHECK OUT THE HOME MADE ITEMS PEOPLE MAKE..THEY HAVE FOOD VENDORS THERE SET UP THAT SELL A VARIETY OF FOOD AND ALSO HAVE SOME RESTURANTS THERE IF YOU'D RATHER SIT INDOORS AND GET OUT OF THE HEAT...GREAT PLACE TO GO FOR THE DAY.

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SO MANY THINGS TO DO HERE...WE LIKE TO GO TO THE IMAX THEATER AND TAKE IN A 3D SHOW,I THINK ARE FAVORITE THING TO THERE...ASLO LIKE TO TAKE A RIDE ON THE HUGE FERRIS WHEEL...THEY HAVE LITTLE SHOPS SET UP ALL OVER SOME ARE HOME MADE ITEMS PEOPLE MAKE AND SOME ARE NOT..I ALWAYS LIKE TO CHECK OUT THE HOME MADE ITEMS PEOPLE MAKE..THEY HAVE FOOD VENDORS THERE SET UP THAT SELL A VARIETY OF FOOD AND ALSO HAVE SOME RESTURANTS THERE IF YOU'D RATHER SIT INDOORS AND GET OUT OF THE HEAT...GREAT PLACE TO GO FOR THE DAY.

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My family & I LOVE fireworks! We have been very happy with the quality of the fireworks each summer at Navy Pier and generally are down there several times during the summer specifically for the fireworks. In a normal summer week, fireworks are Wednesday at 9:30 p.m and Saturday at 10:15 p.m. Holiday schedules may vary.

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My family & I LOVE fireworks! We have been very happy with the quality of the fireworks each summer at Navy Pier and generally are down there several times during the summer specifically for the fireworks. In a normal summer week, fireworks are Wednesday at 9:30 p.m and Saturday at 10:15 p.m. Holiday schedules may vary.

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Navy Pier is a must to visit if you are in Chicago. It is beautiful especially at night. It has tons of restraunts inside of it and there's also a really great IMAX theater. It is always lively and tons of fun. They also have a nice banquet hall on the premises which overlooks Lake Michigan.

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★★★★★

Navy Pier is a must to visit if you are in Chicago. It is beautiful especially at night. It has tons of restraunts inside of it and there's also a really great IMAX theater. It is always lively and tons of fun. They also have a nice banquet hall on the premises which overlooks Lake Michigan.

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This place is great! I go here so many times over the summer! They have a huge ferris wheel that overlooks the city of Chicago. Also, they have so many boats available to take cruises.

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This place is great! I go here so many times over the summer! They have a huge ferris wheel that overlooks the city of Chicago. Also, they have so many boats available to take cruises.

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