Navy Pier, Chicago

Navy Pier, Chicago

Navy Pier, “Chicago’s lakefront playground” with an interesting past: Our boat did not get very close to the pier, and especially its historic structure (the building with the dome and two towers at far right), but we got a good panoramic view. I would love to ride the Ferris wheel–150 feet high–the next time we are here. A fun fact: The idea for Ferris wheels was born in a Chicago chop house, in the mind of the Illinois-born and prodigiously named George Washington Gale Ferris; Navy Pier’s Ferris wheel was modeled after that very first such construction, created for Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.

Navy Pier, Chicago

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