In honor of Veterans Day, Navy Pier is extending complimentary* rides on the Centennial Wheel exclusively to U.S. veterans and active duty service members all day on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Navy Pier has historically been linked to the U.S. military as the popular Chicago landmark housed several regiments of soldiers, Red Cross workers and home defense units in World War I and served as a Naval training facility in World War II. As a tribute to Navy personnel who served in World War I, the Pier – originally called Municipal Pier No. 2 – changed its name to Navy Pier in 1927. Navy Pier is proud of its historical connection to the U.S. military and is grateful to the courageous men and women who have served this country domestically and abroad.
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*A valid photo ID must be presented at the Pier Park Box Office in order to redeem the offer for one free ride.