Chicago's Historic Navy Pier
Opened since 1916, the Navy Pier was originally a cargo shipping and recreation facility. It started to grow in public popularity during the 1920s with the addition of a theatre and streetcar line, and has continued to grow ever since. Today it is "#1 leisure destination in the Midwest," and is home to pier's iconic Ferris Wheel, the Wave Swinger, a mini golf course, the Children's Museum, and other rides and restaurants.
By Diana Smith
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