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American Girl Place

835 North Michigan Avenue, Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL 60611
877-247-5223
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As featured in Chicago for young kids
Ranked #2 of 135 shopping in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We have visited this store 3 times now & it's my 5 & 6 year Olds favorite place to visit. They have every doll imaginable & so much to choose from. It's every little girls dream place! They have birthday parties, which we did for my 5 yr old last year & it was fantastic. By far her best birthday... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Fun store for girls. Both my daughters had a great time picking things out here and looking at all of the dolls.

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Indianola, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My girls are now 14 and 16, so thankfully past the age of wanting this stuff, but we still enjoy visiting the displays and talking about the dolls. I would also recommend the café for very special occasions with your child. Very expensive, but something they will remember!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I've never been into dolls and had boys but this place is an amazing marketing success. Just seeing all the little girls having fun is worth going inside. And don't miss the bathroom decor. Have a doll...er, ball.

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Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is such a great place for little girls. My daughter did the magazine cover picture, lunch, doll hair salon, and personal shopper. I would highly recommend the personal shopper. She set up everything before we arrived. There was one item that was out of stock and she was able to find one in the back for my daughter. She... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Was very surprised to see how much there was to do at this store. You name it, they had it. Almost like its own little village for the dolls. All three of my daughters enjoyed our trip.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My granddaughter has been begging for a doll for the last year. While we were in town for other stuff, we decided to stop in here and fufill her dreams! The staff is very friendly and go out of their way to make this the best experience for your kids. The little salon for the dolls was adorable and they... More

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Pinckneyville IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We took a mini vacation to Chicago in January 2014 and had to take our 9 year old daughter here and we made reservation for lunch and the lunch was ok for what it was but the atmosphere was awesome. There is enough dolls and stuff for the dolls that my daughter didn't know what to look at next! We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My daughter loved this place and my wife enjoyed it equally. The only reason I didn't mark excellent is due to the cost.

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Stow, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This store was so interesting for my granddaughter. She did feel like a princess and she carried her doll all around the store. For girls, it is priceless.

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