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McCormick Place

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Address: 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
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+1 773-791-7000
08:30 - 17:00
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Huge! Wear comfy shoes!

Beautiful and immaculately clean facility. Just be warned... wear your sneakers or comfy shoes because it spans a number of city blocks. It is huge. I was impressed with the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Lima, Peru
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144 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great site for fairs but arriving and leaving is quite unpleasant. The best solution: stay at the hyatt attached to the site!!

Thank solei15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a good time walking around seeing the new cars & trucks. Take time to test drive some Fords & a Jeep trail ride. But at fancy sports cars a really a sight! It's only open for another week.

Thank Monica S
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and immaculately clean facility. Just be warned... wear your sneakers or comfy shoes because it spans a number of city blocks. It is huge. I was impressed with the location.... pop out on one side for a view of a gothic church... another and you are in the midst of a gaggle of food trucks.... another.... shops and path... More 

Thank kpummill2017
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here for my Younique convention. It was huge! Prices are high,but overall couldn't complain! Treated well, helpful ppl everywhere, the hotel helped you get taxis and overall you were never lost or confused lol. Wonderful group of people.

Thank Jenn H
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Attended RSNA 2016. This is one of the largest conference centres I have seen. Various transportation methods available for access. Metra station is under the West building. Also accessible by bus. Green line is around 350 metres away. Remember ventra cards cannot be used for the Metra trains. Many food stations available within the centre. Food options outside are limited.... More 

Thank drmohamedroshan
Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Modernistic and very spacious, an excellent venue for displaying your goods during a trade show. Good location and lots of pedestrian promenades and sky bridges that help make the place really interesting to explore.

Thank Rick S
Manly, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

One of only a handful of convention centres large enough to cope with the worlds largest radiology conference. Great facilities and building. Excellent subway connecting to midway airport and down town.

Thank DdS1234
Weston, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Attended the large RSNA yearly convention. Terrific complimentary bus transportation from hotels to the McCormick Place. Massive convention center. Large display floors for the myriad of international conglomerates and vendors. Lots of lecture rooms. Atrocious awful food. Limited food choices. Just terrible. Expensive. No where to sit. Every year, just no place to sit. Almost no place to sit and... More 

Thank RL987654
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

As a place for big conventions McGormick Place is adequate. What follows is my impression of McCormick Place Food Court. It is terrible! I ordered a curry and it was, frankly speaking, uneatable, with every ingredient, including rice and vegetables, being awful. And it was outrageously expensive. McCormick Place is not surrounded by restaurants and one do not have much... More 

Thank LabRat_2255
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

If you com from a smaller city (I'm from Milwaukee) this will blow your mind. They can build 2 story buildings inside the exhibit hall. and its right on the lakefront.

Thank Marc W

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