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American Girl Place

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Magnificent Mile
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Address: 835 North Michigan Avenue, Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 877-247-5223
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Discover why American Girl Place® Chicago is more than just a...

Discover why American Girl Place® Chicago is more than just a store—it’s a place for her imagination to soar! She’ll love exploring the worlds of her favorite characters filled with doll collections, books, outfits and more. From inspiring historical characters to the contemporary Girl of the Year® dolls, she's sure to find a character she loves. Plus, My American Girl® dolls let your girl create the doll just right for her—and bring her to life at Innerstar University. But that’s not all we have in store! Enjoy fun and fancy dining at the Cafe, where even her doll gets to dine. Be sure to check out the Doll Hair Salon where girls can watch as our stylists create a fresh look for their dolls! Then, commemorate the special day with a visit to the Photo Studio. And when it's time for a special occasion, American Girl is the perfect place to celebrate. From in-store events, and all-inclusive birthday party packages, your girl will always remember her special day. Start planning your visit with the help of our complimentary personal shoppers—they’ll tailor the day to you and your girl!

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Lots to see.

If you have girls, definitely a "must see" for the under ten set. Lots of fun, even the older girls will like it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Rosemary K
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

If you have girls, definitely a "must see" for the under ten set. Lots of fun, even the older girls will like it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is the perfect store for a girl. The selection is amazing and very well laid out. The staff, as in all American girl stores we have shopped In are amazing, courteous and knowledgeable our granddaughters love it when grandma and Grandpa travel to a city with American Girl. The Chicago store is by far our favorite

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

American Girl was wonderful! we brought our daughters for Birthday celebrations and the staff was amazing. Our server Anna (I think) was amazing and very interested in making the experience the most wonderful for the Birthday Girl. Can't wait till our next trip

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I went here as a 12 year old girl, then went back at age 25. A lot had changed. I do not agree with all the changes the company made, such as discontinuing some of the historical dolls, but the store was still a fun place to browse. Loved seeing the new sets and clothes. And everything is made so... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We've been to a few of the American girl stores. This one might be the best we've seen. There is plenty of room to walk around and shop.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Every time we visit a City with an American Girl Store we must stop. My daughter loves to get Riley's hair done at the salon and she always gets a new outfit. Anytime with family is a good time to me.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My 9-year-old daughter loves all things American Girl. We’ve been to the AG store in St. Louis many times, but she wanted to visit a larger AG Place store. So as a mother/daughter summer trip, we visited AG Place Chicago. It was a memorable time. There are many hotels near the store that offer AG packages, and that looks like... More 

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This store has everything you could ever imagine needing for an American Doll and then some! Its two stories, from the front of a block to the back. Its just HUGE!!! There is a salon for your dolls hair, a cafe to eat at and a bakery where you can get snacks for you and your doll. They have hundreds... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My family of 4 visited this location in July. We have visited 8 other locations, but we really liked all the details at this one. My daughter was very happy with their huge sized displays.

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Every year my wife, 5 year old daughter, and I travel to the Chicago suburbs to visit my grandparents. Although we have overexposed my daughter to Disney, we recently bought her a Grace Doll. After learning that there was a store on Michigan Avenue we booked a lunch reservation. What a great experience for everyone. We loved visiting the store... More 

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