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Navy Pier

Navy Pier © Serge Melki
Navy Pier © Serge Melki

Situated on Chicago's lakefront, Navy Pier has developed into one of the city's main tourist destinations, offering year-round attractions, events, and entertainment for the whole family. Navy Pier encompasses acres of parks and gardens, shops, and restaurants, as well as serving as an embarkation point for tour and excursion boats. Its 150ft (46m) Ferris wheel attracts more than eight million people a year. Other main attractions include an IMAX theatre, Chicago's Children's Museum, and the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. Special temporary attractions and events are offered throughout the year. To see what's on during your stay check out the official website listed below.

Address: 600 East Grand Avenue

Website: www.navypier.com

Telephone: (312) 595 7437

Opening times: Open daily, but hours vary according to the season.

Admission: Admission to the Pier is free, but many of the attractions require separate fees.