Navy Pier

Nearly 10 Million people visit Chicago’s Navy Pier each year, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the entire Midwest. Originally built as “Municipal Pier in 1916 and renamed in 1927 for the naval that served in World War 1, Navy Pier has lived many lives- today the 3,300 foot pier is covered with restaurants, shops, rides, games, and family-friendly attractions of all sorts.

The Ferris Wheel overlooking Lake Michigan is one of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks; other popular things to do at Navy Pier include a carousel, mini-golf, children’s museum, and theater.