Chicago is a tourist paradise. Anyone who has ever visited this city will tell you that. There are numerous attractions to go and visit such as the Sears Tower, Wrigley Field or the famous Shedd Aquarium. These places are great but there is one more destination that you should add to your list. This place is the Navy Pier. Keep reading and learn why this place is a must see.
Navy Pier was first built during World War I and it was originally a 3000 foot pier that was used as a Navy training center. Since then it has been transformed into a very popular tourist attraction. It is now a carnival, food court and a boat dock all rolled into one. One attraction on the pier is an area called Crystal Gardens. It is an interesting place complete with 70 palm trees, a glass enclosed atrium, dancing water fountains and several children's rides. Another attraction at the pier is an IMAX theater. If you have ever been to an IMAX theater you know what a great experience they are. With IMAX you feel like you are in the movie so if you have never experienced one you should check it out. This is not the end of the attractions though. They are almost too numerous to list and include the Chicago Children's Museum, an ice skating rink, a Shakespearean theater, a 15 story tall ferris wheel and many different restaurants and beer gardens. You can probably see why the Navy Pier is such a popular Chicago attraction. Make sure you check it out on your next visit.
If you would like to visit the Navy pier while in Chicago you can find it at 600 E. Grand Ave. The information line is 800-595-PIER. Call this number for current hours and special events before you go. Have fun.