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Navy Pier

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Millennium Park

Navy Pier and Millennium Park are both highly recommended by professional reviewers. On balance, Millennium Park is preferred by most reviewers compared to Navy Pier. Millennium Park has a TripExpert Score of 97 with praise from 10 publications like Condé Nast Traveler, Time Out and Fodor's.

Navy Pier and Millennium Park are both highly recommended by professional reviewers. On balance, Millennium Park is preferred by most reviewers compared to Navy Pier. Millennium Park has a TripExpert Score of 97 with praise from 10 publications like Condé Nast Traveler, Time Out and Fodor's.

tripexpert score
87
#16 in Chicago
location

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    No matter the season, Navy Pier is a fun place to spend a few hours, especially with kids in tow. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Built during World War I, this 3,000-foot-long pier served as a Navy training center for pilots during World War II. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Half-mile-long Navy Pier is Chicago's most-visited attraction, sporting a 150ft Ferris wheel, an IMAX theater, a beer garden and gimmicky chain restaurants. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    This beloved kiddie classic boasts carved horses bobbing to organ music. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    Navy Pier has enjoyed many lives since it was first built in 1916 as a passenger and freight terminal. Full Review →

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97
#2 in Chicago

201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602

  • 10 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    "The Bean," the fountains, the Disney-esque music pavilion—all the pieces of this new park quickly stole the hearts of Chicagoans and visitors alike. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    It’s a winning combination of beautiful landscaping, elegant architecture... and public entertainment spaces, including an ice rink and theater. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Rising boldly by the lakefront, Millennium Park is a treasure trove of free and arty sights. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Millennium Park is among the city's nicest assets. Its 24.5 acres are filled with something to see at every turn. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    One of the best public spaces on the planet. Full Review →

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