(My theme for the A-Z challenge is places, things and people around Chicago)
The Navy Pier is located on Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago. It’s 50 acres of parks, gardens, restaurants, an IMAX theater, a Ferris wheel and several entertainment venues where you can see everything from Shakespeare plays to circus acrobats to live rock bands. According to the website, they also have a lot of free shows. While neither Tom or I would set foot on a boat (again), they also have sightseeing and dining cruises, if that is your thing.
I have not been to the Navy Pier yet (so no pics and I do not believe in using pics from the web), but Tom has seen a couple of shows there at the Skyline Stage (Alice Cooper and Weird Al Yankovich). Another fun fact: Blue Oyster Cult recorded a live album and DVD at the Navy Pier.