Navy Pier: Not All Crap!

Okay, I’ll admit… I had a deficient childhood. Because here I am, in my thirties and I had never seen an IMAX movie. So my wife and I caught “Harry Potter” at the IMAX at Navy Pier. Wow… I have to admit, it was cool. Almost nauseating, but still cool. Better yet, starting January 27th they will be showing Roving Mars and the idea of seeing real footage from another planet projected six stories tall, well, that’s pretty cool.

Although I can’t say that I’d regularly go to Navy Pier without being dragged by a pre-teen, wandering around after the show, we stumbled on the The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows which was actually pretty neat. If you’re like me and thought Tiffany was just a guy who made lamps and whose dad had an impressive jewelry store, go and check out some of his stained glass windows. They are mighty impressive, even if the Build-a-Bear Workshop isn’t.

2 Comments so far

  1. Scott (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 12:06 pm

    I can’t believe the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Chicago Public Radio haven’t been mentioned…best things about Navy Pier. The Festival Hall is also a nice little feature.

  2. Dave! (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 12:19 pm

    Actually, you’re right, I completely spaced the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, which is (in my opinion) the best reason of all to go to Navy Pier. I guess I just never think of it as being at Navy Pier because when we go, we just go directly there and never wander around…

    And we did pass the WBEZ studio while we were wandering, but since it was later in the evening, it was curtained off. Shame, I do loves me some NPR!

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