Navy Pier, INC.

Navy Pier

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In a Nutshell

On Navy Pier's upper deck, guests catch a lift in the towering ferris wheel, take a turn on the carousel, or enjoy a round of putt-putt golf

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 27, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather. The 5 rides in an individual 5-ride combo ticket must be used by same person. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Without trips to amusement parks, the most exciting thing to happen to most families would be the periodic elections to determine who gets to be Dad that week. Shake things up with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $16 for two 5-ride individual combo tickets, which allows two people five rides each (a $32 value)
  • $32 for four 5-ride individual combo tickets, which allows four people five rides each (a $64 value)
  • $48 for six 5-ride individual combo tickets, which allows six people five rides each (a $96 value)

Combo tickets give holders access to the rides and attractions in Pier Park, whose glowing expanse lights up the night from the Pier's upper deck. The 150-foot ferris wheel—the Park's most visible monument—lifts riders high above the lake on a 7-minute circuit. The thrilling Wave Swinger spins patrons around in tilting circles, their seats suspended by chains nearly 40 feet above the deck. Other diversions include a musical carousel that hearkens back to classic carnivals, and an 18-hole miniature golf course.

Navy Pier

Originally part of architect Daniel Burnham's ambitious "Plan of Chicago" drafted in 1909, Navy Pier was designed to handle both recreational and freight traffic for the burgeoning metropolis. Its role quickly changed when it began serving as a barracks and training facility during two World Wars—it earned its nickname because of the more than 200 planes that littered the lake bottom around the pier, lost during exercises and sunk to intimidate fish with military technology. In the decades that followed, the pier was home to a University of Illinois campus, a convention center, and a venue for citywide festivals before falling into disuse. This ended in 1989, when the state moved to transform the venerable pier into one of Chicago's foremost attractions.

Reopened in 1995, the revamped Navy Pier boasts 50 acres of parks, restaurants, shops, and entertainment, scenically located along Lake Michigan and the mouth of the Chicago River. Other attractions include a towering IMAX screen that shows educational films and Hollywood blockbusters, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, which treats audiences to bold stagings of the Bard's greatest hits. In the past year, Navy Pier has undergone significant renovation and re-imagining as well.

Customer Reviews

The show was great. It was an hour long which was fine. The kids absolutely loved it. We recommend it highly
Debra B. · August 4, 2014
It was a great experience. I had the opportunity to enjoy a day for fun activities with my grandchildren.
August 27, 2013
Great ambiance!
Manuel C. · July 6, 2013

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