Downtown Chicago continued. We spent several days downtown, after the trauma of the missing bears, it was time for us to do the sightseeing we came for. We wandered to Navy Pier, a famous Chicago landmark. First off Navy Pier is famous for the pilot that once practiced landing there. (Former US president George HW Bush. During WWII Navy Pier was a runway designed to be just like the deck of a carrier.)
Navy Pier also houses the children’s museum in Chicago. That was our destination on one of the days. We had been to the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. We had wandered the shore of Lake Michigan. Now we were heading to the Children’s museum. Well, we were also going to hit the newly opened Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant at one end of the pier. But first, we wandered from our hotel to the Navy Pier.
Over the years we have gone to many Children’s Museums. The one in Chicago was a very nice museum, but it pales in comparison to the one in Indianapolis Indiana. The kids did enjoy exploring the museum and seeing new things, but in the end, it isn’t quite the same experience. It is, however, located in a much cooler location than the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. Navy Pier is a wonderful place just to wander and enjoy!