If you're in downtown Chicago it will be hard to miss Navy Pier. Just look for the giant ferris wheel. Navy Pier is one Chicago's more popular tourist attractions. The pier is has shops, restaurants, live music, Lake Michigan boat rides, fireworks and Chicago's Great Ferris Wheel. Check it out! It takes about half an hour to go all the way around. If you're afraid of heights I don't suggest getting on, it's pretty big. Try to catch a firework show while on Chicago's Great Ferris Wheel.