The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Chicago’s Navy Pier

Down a hallway inside Navy Pier is one of the more beautiful attractions the site has to offer: The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. 150 windows grace the premises covering everything from the famed Tiffany designs to religious icons to a contemporary interpretation of Michael Jordan.

The museum opened in February 2000 and was the first museum that devoted to stained glass windows.

Unfortunately, the exhibit permanently closed in October 2014.

The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

Site: The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows
Location: Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Cost: Free
Hours: Navy Pier is open year-round (closed Thanksgiving Day and December 25). Hours vary by season, check the Navy Pier website for current hours.
Date: April 11, 2009

Step into the past! Many of the other Navy Pier attractions are gone, but not forgotten. Learn more here about the WBEZ Statue, the giant Häagen-Dazs Big Ice Cream Cone, and the former Navy Pier Ferris Wheel (it’s since been torn down and replaced) that once graced the Chicago tourist attraction.

VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!