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Navy Pier

$96,336 in goods donated to charitable events since Sep, 2019


Our mission: Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.


Navy Pier is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established in 2011 to maintain Navy Pier and oversee the redevelopment of one of the most important civic landmarks in the United States and one of the top-visited leisure and cultural destinations in the world.


Navy Pier’s mission is to be a world-class public place that celebrates and showcases the vitality of Chicago and provides for the enjoyment of Chicago-area residents and visitors year-round. Navy Pier manages Navy Pier within a business framework that provides for its long-term financial stability.
While looking forward to what is relevant for Chicagoans today, Navy Pier leadership is ever conscious of famed architect Daniel Burnham’s vision to transform the lakefront into attractive and useful public space for active recreation and social interaction--a source of pride and common ground that fosters a sense of community within the city’s diverse population.
Navy Pier’s objectives for the future remain consistent with Burnham’s enduring values for the ‘People’s Pier’ to be a place where local residents and visitors from around the world come to experience the natural beauty of the lakefront and Chicago’s magnificent skyline.

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Ride the Centennial Wheel

Navy Pier’s Centennial Wheel is an iconic part of the Chicago skyline and a treasured piece of Chicago's cultural history. Soaring to heights of nearly 200 feet, the Centennial Wheel offers guests unparalleled, 360-degree views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. The enclosed gondolas provide a comfortable experience and miraculous city views, no matter the season. Join us for high-flying fun! Present your QR code at the entrance of the Centennial Wheel and skip the ticket booth. This ticket is valid for one entry to the Centennial Wheel only. Each rider must have their own ticket. The Centennial Wheel operates year-round, weather permitting. Visit for operating hours. *Cannot be redeemed in July. Excludes major holidays. Additional scheduling may be required at Navy Pier's discretion. **For the safety of our guests and staff, the Centennial Wheel and other Pier Park attractions must occasionally close due to adverse weather conditions. To inquire about the operational status of Pier Park rides and attractions on the day of your visit, call 312.595.PIER

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