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Navy Pier, Chicago

Navy Pier Overview

The construction work for the now popular Navy Pier started in the year 1914 and was opened up for the public use in 1916. Navy Pier was constructed to facilitate easy toting of cargo in large ships in the lake. Spacious warehouses were also constructed for the purpose in the pier. These piers were also contrived so that the visitors who had taken leisure trip to the place could easily dock their boats, yachts and ships.

The external tip was designed with the purpose to create ideal places for social gatherings and places where people could indulge in entertainment activities. The pier also owned its own exclusive tram. All these characteristics have made this pier the most delightful place to visit in the Chicago. Many big companies like Tall Ship Windy, Seadog Ventures, Water Taxi service, and Shoreline Sightseeing cruises organize regular tours to the pier for those who want to visit it for sightseeing and entertainment. The pier also displays fireworks on the nights of summer every Wednesday and Saturday; and in the fall, every night on Saturday.

Some of the attractions in the pier are the exhilarating Chicago Flower & Garden Show, and Strictly Sail boat show. A lot of people also like to catch the Christmas and Halloween celebrations in the pier. The Children’s Museum in the pier is visited by both adults and children alike. Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, and IMAX theatre are some of the places that have been carved out of the mansions in Chicago and a must see for any visitor. At Pier Park one can also take many wild and hilarious rides in Wave Swinger, musical carousel, Light Tower Ride and so on.
 

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