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Posted on Friday, 28 May 2021

Navy Pier for First Timers

Each year, nearly nine million guests visit Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination, and learn all that this destination has to offer (Hint: There’s more than the Centennial Wheel to check out!). Here's a quick guide to Navy Pier so first-time guests can understand the lay of the land and make the most of their visit! 

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Posted on Friday, 28 May 2021

A Day at the Pier with Pals

Want to spend a day outside with friends? There's no better place to hang out than at the Pier.

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A Date at the Pier

Navy Pier is not just a destination for fun and excitement; it’s also a must-visit spot for romance and your next date night! Whether it's your first date or the 50th, the Pier has just what you’re looking for to make every outing unforgettable.

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History of the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier

The Centennial Wheel is an iconic part of Chicago’s skyline, as well as the city’s history. Have you ever wondered about the origin of the Ferris Wheel or how the current Wheel got to Navy Pier? Read on and next time you visit, you can impress all your friends and family with the inside scoop!

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Our Favorite Spots to Watch the World Go By

Some days you just want to sit down, relax and watch the world go by. Navy Pier, from its green spaces and outdoor attractions to restaurants and boats, offers many ways to kick back and take in the views. Head to the Pier with a group or friends or just for some solo self-care time!

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Where To Take The Most Instagrammable Photos

Navy Pier, from its lakefront location to restaurants, cruises and attractions, has many spots throughout worthy of the ‘gram. If you are visiting the Pier, make sure to pose for a photo or two at one of these Instagrammable spots.

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About Navy Pier

More Than You Imagine

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2021, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.


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