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Headhouse Chicago Navy Pier
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© Christine Till
Encompassing more than 50 acres (20 hectares) of prime Chicago lakefront territory, Navy Pier is a city within the city. With shopping, restaurants, parks and gardens, museums, stages and attractions galore, this Chicago landmark attracts millions every year.
Navy Pier has been an entertainment venue, a university, a naval base, an army base, a convention center, a food storage facility and, well, a pier. It has hosted stars and festivals, and it has been the home of sporting events, namely boxing, tennis, swimming � and in 1921, a race between airplanes and pigeons. (The pigeons won.)
Located on Lake Michigan just to the north of the mouth of the Chicago River, Navy Pier endures as a 3,000-foot-long exclamation mark in the Chicago tradition of public works. It's no wonder that Navy Pier is often considered one of the top things to do in Chicago.
February 21st, 2013
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