Visit to the Chicago, Navy Pier
I have always wanted to visit the Chicago navy pier ever since I was young. The navy pier is an interesting playground that is filled with numerous fun events. The Navy Pier’s Ferris wheel ride is the most interesting event and the sole reason why I would wish to visit the area. At the Navy Pier one can participate in a wide array of events and entertainment activities. The Navy Pier is located on a 50 acres piece of land and consists of numerous parks, gardens, promenades, shops and restaurants. In addition there are numerous breathtaking attractions in the region.
The Ferris wheel is a fascinating piece of architecture that provides a unique experience to people who travel on it. A few of my friends have travelled on a Ferris wheel in other regions and have described the experience as fascinating. Many cities around the world have developed Ferris wheels in order to offer entertainment to the locals. However, the Navy Pier’s Ferris wheel is unique because its architecture is remodeled from the first Ferris wheel built at the Chicago 1983 world Columbian exposition (Explore Chicago, 2012). The Navy pier’s Ferris wheel provides the traveller with a unique view of the Chicago skyline and the lake front. This particular Ferris wheel is 150 foot high and has a capacity of about 240 people (Explore Chicago, 2012). In the evening the Ferris wheel is illuminated by numerous sparkling lights. Riding on the Ferris wheel is a memorable experience.
The navy pier has other attractions which include;
The Navy Pier’ IMAX r theater is the largest in Chicago and offers visitors a chance to watch movies in 3D. In addition, the Navy Pier has a Shakespeare theater which provides theatrical presentations all year round. This ensures that visitors enjoy old fashioned theater presentation as well as modern movies.
The navy pier has also established architecture tours and boat cruises. During these tours visitors are able to learn about the history of Chicago whilst viewing famous landscapes in the region. The boat rides also involve cruises on Lake Michigan along the Navy Pier dock street. Visitors can choose to board any of the three dinner cruises that are available. These include; the odyssey, the spirit of Chicago and the Mystic blue cruises.
The music carousel at the navy pier is similar to the golden age carousels of the 1920s. The carousel has several hand painted characters such as a chariot, frog and horse. At the carousel one can enjoy fun rides with friends.
The wave swinger provides visitors with a thrill ride. The wave swinger is an old fashioned swing which lifts people fourteen feet in the air and whisks them around for a thrill (Navy Pier, Chicago, 2012). Guests are able to see lakeside from the swinger.
Miniature golf course
The Navy Pier has a miniature golf course where visitors are allowed to play Chicago themed golf. I have never played golf before; therefore this visit would grant me a chance to learn the game.
Light tower ride
This is also an old fashion fun activity where people bounce in a thirteen foot ride at the light tower. This provides a unique experience to the visitors.
Services and fees at the navy pier are pocket friendly. The management gives discounts to people who come in groups. Therefore, I would invite my friends to the Navy pier in order to have a lovely experience.
Explore Chicago. (2012) Things to see and do attractions: navy pier. Retrieved on 23, March, 2012 from, http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/attractions/tourism/navy_pier.html
Navy Pier, Chicago. (2012). Visit navy pier retrieved on 23, March, 2012 from, http://www.navypier.com/things2do/rides_attract/pier_park.html