The Navy Pier in Chicago faces the waters of Lake Michigan, and is today a well-loved leisure, recreation and shopping area.
The Navy Pier was first built in 1916, at the staggering cost of 4.5 million dollars. It was intended as a cargo facility for freighters that used the lake, but soon emerged as a favorite spot for romantic couples. Its relaxed ambiance and wide vistas of Lake Michigan have kept the crowds flocking for years, and today there's seemingly no end to the amount of leisure activities on offer.
The Pier Park is a beautifully landscaped area, complete with a large Ferris wheel, 18-hole miniature golf course and quaint carousel. Such attractions have made this an ideal spot for a fun family day out, so the Chicago Children's Museum and the Amazing Chicago adventure maze are located here. You can also enjoy the Transporter FX, Bike Chicago, Segway Experience of Chicago and Stained Glass Museum, before enjoy a variety of dining and shopping choices. You can pick up anything from apparel and accessories to toys and souvenirs, and enjoy cuisine that ranges from Oriental dishes to traditional American fare.
The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago is one of the finest Navy Pier hotels, putting you at the heart of the action during your stay.