Navy Pier Offers Veterans, Active Duty Military Free Ferris Wheel Rides On Monday

Michele Fiore
November 12, 2018 - 8:24 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Navy Pier is honoring veterans on Monday with free rides.  

In observance of Veterans Day, Navy Pier is offering free rides on the Centennial Wheel exclusively to U.S. veterans and active duty service members all day on Monday, Nov. 12. A valid military photo ID must be presented at the Guest Experience Desk, located at the west main entrance of the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion, in order to redeem the offer for one free ride.

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.

"It has a long history and ties to several aspects of the city, but it has very special ties to the military and to the Navy; so we are really proud to extend this opportunity," said Navy Pier spokesperson Lydia Jordan-Parnell.

She said complimentary ferris wheel rides for veterans and active duty service members will be offered through 8 p.m. Monday night.

Navy Pier also offers Centennial Wheel tickets at a discounted rate of $15 to U.S. military members all year round.