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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

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Address: 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
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+1 847-692-2220

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Nice... BIG

Walked across a 4 lane (Maybe 6) highway to get there from overpriced hotel but 2 police officers guided traffic to increase safety. Free coat check. Huge expo space. Bathrooms... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Weehawken, New Jersey
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634 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If it wasn't for the nice breakout rooms, this place would have gotten 1 star. So yeah, breakout room were nice with good AV. Now here is the reason for 2 stars. I was at a conference and on day two we had two incredible keynote speakers. I'm talking about Executive level keynotes from companies like Firestone. Normally convention centers... More 

Thank psudino
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked across a 4 lane (Maybe 6) highway to get there from overpriced hotel but 2 police officers guided traffic to increase safety. Free coat check. Huge expo space. Bathrooms clean. Temp was not well-controlled.

Thank Jamie T
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is enormous. Lots of rooms, hallways, walkways and space. All of the employees were friendly and helpful. The bathrooms are large but they are very spread out and difficult to find. Food is WAY overpriced. We go to a lot of competitions and are used to paying inflated food prices but these were crazy. $3 for a smaller... More 

1 Thank cjm1971
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284 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This venue huge, two floors for show. Park in ramp and take gerbil run to show if weather cold. Bathroom very clean. Bars and carnival food scattered around show perimeter. Escalator to second floor next to stairs fur easy access. Walk across the street for some good steak at Gibson's.

Thank FastGirl39
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bathrooms are difficult to find, there are no drinking fountains forcing you to over pay at the concession stands, and the information counter in the lobby was not even aware of any public transportation. She told us to Google it.

Thank Kent H
Memphis, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We he been here three times for the show. Best R show in the Midwest. There are so many trailers and options you need at least a half a day to get through what you want to see.

Thank 436kathrynd
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74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for Our World Underwater and were surprised to see at least 3 other conventions at this location. The facilities and meeting rooms were really nice. Plus they had water stations set up around the seminar rooms.

Thank JoeTheDiver
Franklin Park
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the past several years I have attended The Jewelry, Fashion Assessor y Show at the Convention Center. They do a wonderful set up for this function, but also have many other activities during which many attend. I remain to be amazed on what a beautiful job the staff do, which attracts people from all over the Chicago-land area, as... More 

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Mountain View, AR
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99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This convention center is laid out with large events in mind. At my time of visiting, there was a major touring motorcycle show and a separate conference occurring. The center is connected to the Hilton and Embassy hotels and an oversized parking garage by using a "sky bridge" (the locals call them hamster tubes). The Hyatt and Doubletree are also... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We visited for the Travel Adventure Show - an annual pilgrimage to see what's out there in the travel world. Coming to Rosemont is easy from almost anywhere in the Chicago area. There is ample parking (if for a moderately steep fee), public transit, O'Hare airport, and easy driving access from many expressways. If the weather is decent, you can... More 

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