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7 NAVY PIER MUSTS FOR FAMILIES

Follow this quick hit list of Navy Pier attractions your brood shouldn’t miss!

 

Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s top attractions, thanks in part to its many fun family activities. Spend a day on the lake discovering these must-sees that will thrill everyone in your group, from toddlers to teens.

 

1

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

Chicago Children's Museum

Play with water, build a fort, go on a dinosaur dig and climb the rope rigging of a three-story schooner at this interactive kiddie haven.

 

2

BOAT TOURS

Shoreline Sightseeing at Navy Pier

From the architecture and fireworks tours of Shoreline Sightseeing to the seemingly rocket-fueled Seadog Cruises thrill rides, you'll be whisked away on an unforgettable journey.

 

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NAVY PIER RESTAURANTS

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Many local favorites have opened Navy Pier outposts, with burger specialties at DMK Burger Bar and Fish Bar, gooey deep-dish pizza served up by Giordano’s and Asian fare from Big Bowl Chinese Express.

 

4

IMAX THEATRE

AMC Navy Pier IMAX Theatre

Catch the latest mainstream flicks, as well as compelling kid-friendly documentaries, in 3-D on the massive screen at the newly renovated AMC Navy Pier IMAX Theatre.

 

5

CENTENNIAL WHEEL

Centennial Wheel

Turn 'round in temperature-controlled gondolas that soar nearly 200 feet up to the sky, providing Instagram-worthy views of the Chicago lakefront and skyline.

 

6

NAVY PIER PARK

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Have a blast at the mini theme park featuring a hand-painted carousel, Pepsi Wave Swinger® and nostalgic remote-controlled boats.

 

7

NAVY PIER FREE TROLLEY

Navy Pier Trolley

A comfy trolley (operating seasonally and during select special events) whisks you from various points downtown straight to Navy Pier — all gratis.

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