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October 2, 2010
From journal Chicago - My Kind of Town
March 5, 2009
February 9, 2009
From journal Winter Holidays in Chicago 2008/2009
December 21, 2006
From journal Sentimental, Haunting Chicago
July 17, 2006
From journal The Windy City in One Day!
by Amy Brickell
May 1, 2006
As February is not high tourist time at the Pier, there was a sense of peaceful calm to it all. Unique ice craters covered the shores of Lake Michigan, as a result of the waves, I imagined.
Despite the chilling winds, we made our way to the end of the Pier, in order to savor the sights of flags flying in all of their glory, beautiful views of the Chicago skyline, and of the calm ice covered lake.
As you make your way back up the Pier, I recommend hopping inside to take in the fun and warm up a bit. The botanical gardens, complete with jumping water, were a great way to warm up. If you have kiddos, the Children's Museum is right inside.
Be sure to grab a bite to eat at any magnificent eatery on the Pier (I recommend Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.). And, on your way out be sure to pay a visit to Bob Newhart— wonderfully embodied on the front garden outside of the Pier.
Navy Pier in winter, not to be missed!
From journal Winter Getaway in the Windy City
February 6, 2006
From journal Day Trip for a Wonderful Theatre Experience
November 3, 2005
From journal Getaway
Madison Heights, Michigan
October 4, 2005
We walked all the way to the lake. There are some plaques that give some history of the pier. We enjoyed the dancing they had going on in the Beer Garden. A band was playing and it didn't seem to matter what kind of music it was because everyone was dancing like crazy. There are lots of side vendors to buy treats and small souviners as well as an indoor type mall with many more vendors with specialty goods.
Parking was a bit obnoxious at a $20 flat rate per car, They certainly could use to lower that cost a hair or two. Or at least have a range of prices to accomidate if you are there only 2 hours compared to 8.
I know that there is a kids museum, maze, resteraunts and Imax theatre which we didn't get to see or do. I guess we'll have to plan that for the next trip. If you get the chance it's worth the trip. A little history and a lot of fun to be had by all.
From journal I left my money in Chicago
July 21, 2005
From journal Chicago in the Summer