Come for the Show,

Stay for the Pier



As the top leisure destination in the Midwest, Navy Pier is a prized jewel of Chicago and host to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. It originally opened as a shipping recreational facility in 1916 and now serves as one of the county’s most unique entertainment, recreation and exposition facilities. Located right on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier gives visitors more than just a beautiful view but a memorable experience.



The pier offers more than 50 acres of public space, including parks, gardens, shops, restaurants and family attractions. Every year the landmark draws nearly nine million visitors, providing locals and tourists with breathtaking sights of the lakefront and Chicago’s magnificent skyline. The Chicago Flower & Garden Show has proudly called Navy Pier home many times over the years, starting in 1927.

A Historical Landmark of Chicago.

Throughout the decades, the show made its way around the Chicagoland area—but ultimately returned to Navy Pier in 2009, where it’s been happily held ever since. When you’re planning your trip to the 2018 show, be sure to explore all the pier has offer. For more information, visit Navy Pier’s official website.

There’s more to do at Navy Pier than ever before

For more information, visit Navy Pier’s official website.

Book Your Hotel Stay for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

Why not spend the night and enjoy a few days in downtown Chicago? You are invited to join the fun at 2018’s annual celebration of Spring! Thousands and thousands of flowers and plants with all their rich colors, fragrances and textures. Free educational seminars and hands-on workshops for all gardening levels, culinary demonstrations, FREE kids activities and shopping in our Home & Garden Marketplace.


Come Visit the Pier!

600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Us

1-800-595-PIER (7437)

Assistance Information

Navy Pier and the Chicago Flower & Garden Show make a concerted effort to provide a venue that is accessible to all visitors. Elevators are available on all levels. If you or someone you’re traveling with needs a wheelchair, they are available at the Guest Services Desk located inside the main entrance to Navy Pier. While at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, wheelchairs are available to be rented at Entrance 2 near the coat check area. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A valid driver’s license, state ID or military ID will be held at Guest Services in exchange for the rental of a wheelchair.

Don’t mind the dust!

Construction won’t get in the way of your trip! Navy Pier is currently undergoing major renovations as it approached its 100th anniversary in 2016. The redevelopment, being called The Centennial Vision, will seek to enrich the experience of the pier and pier-goers. While under construction, Navy Pier still offers ample parking and continued bus transportation.

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