Travel to Navy Pier

The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is held at Chicago's beautiful Navy Pier in Festival Hall A. Festival Hall A is located at the east end of the Pier, on the second level above the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows.  


We reserve a block of rooms at the Doubletree Magnificent Mile (a five-minute taxi ride to the Pier) with a discounted room rate if you make your reservations through our travel agent - Kate Hennessy at Milne Travel American Express.

Call Kate at: 802-735-1316 (or 802-862-2200) or email: 

Availability is limited! Book early!  


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Navy Pier

600 East Grand Avenue
Festival Hall A (far east end of the Pier, 2nd floor)
Chicago, IL 60611

Information Line: 
800-595-PIER (7437)

Navy Pier Website


Driving Directions        

From the north, take Lake Shore Drive (US 41) to the Grand Avenue exit.

From the northwest, take the Kennedy Expressway  (I-90/94) to the Ohio Street Exit, south on Orleans to Illinois Street and proceed east.

From the west, take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to Columbus Drive, north to Illinois Street and then proceed east.

From the southwest, take the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive (US 41), north to Illinois Street and proceed east.

From the south, take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) east to the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive (US 41), north to Illinois Street and proceed east.

From the southeast, take Lake Shore Drive (US 41) north to the Illinois Street exit.

Parking Information

Standard Parking operates on-site parking garages which accommodate 1,600 cars at Navy Pier.  ChiTAG takes place in Navy Pier Festival Hall A, which is closest to the East Parking Garage. For more information, please contact Standard Parking at 312-595-5072.

2012 Rates are Friday through Sunday were $19 flat rate/day. (Prices include $3.50 city & county tax and are subject to change). Valet parking is not available.

Public Transportation

Public transportation offers visitors an affordable and convenient way to get to Navy Pier.  It is also the recommended means of travel to and from Navy Pier. Use the directions below, or try using Google Transit.


METRA commuter rail is a convenient travel alternative. On weekends and select holidays, up to 3 children under the age of 12 travel free of charge when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.  The CTA's #124 bus provides convenient and direct service from Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station to Navy Pier.  For METRA fare and schedule information visit the METRA website, or call 312-836-7000.


The CTA provides seven bus lines with more than 200 buses serve Navy Pier daily.

#124 Navy Pier Express (serving METRA lines the Millennium (Randolph St.), Ogilvie and Union Stations)

#29 State St

#65 Grand Ave

#66 Chicago Ave

        All buses are equipped with bike racks and are ADA accessible. For more information, visit the 

CTA website

 or call (312) 836-7000.


Navy Pier has three convenient taxi drop-off and pick-up points:

West (front) end of Navy Pier at the main entrance, serving Dock Street and the Family Pavilion.

Mid-point at Entrance 1 serves the west end of Festival Hall and RIVA.

East (far) end at Entrance 2 serves the east end of Festival Hall, the Grand Ballroom and the Navy Pier Beer Garden.