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American Girl Place

835 North Michigan Avenue, Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL 60611
877-247-5223
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Ranked #2 of 144 Shopping in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Touristic, boring, typical American shopping center. Mostly plush toys with american girls... I was looking for a toy for 8 year old daughter, didn't find there anything interesting, widening child's creativity.

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Nashville
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

As a 7 year old, my grand daughter thought this was the "best place" She racked up with a new girl and also got one for being in a wedding, so TWO new girl dolls. As a grand mother, it is a 10 because it was so wonderful to watch her cute face light up

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Daughter loved it but not quit what she was expecting. There should be an area for customers who never been to their store before. Didn't know what we should do first. Was kinda lost on where everything else. Couldn't really spend a lot of time there since parking was outrageous to park. Parking was $15 for less than an hour.

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Evansville, IN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

You need to know that American Girl promotion really bruised the eye of the Jills steals and deals promotion. As soon as I saw the promotion I instantly placed an order with American Girl through the promotional link. Their site had so much traffic it was experiencing problems. I ordered a doll $67 and clothing set $39 that totaled $106... More

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

They do a very nice job with the American Girl Place! It is such a busy spot but it was never hard to find help from a staff member. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating and the store was set-up very beautifully. I look forward to taking my future daughter there one day!

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Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Travelled to Chicago as a treat for my 8 year old daughter's and 7 year old niece's birthdays. It was the first time for all of us to experience the American Girl store. We especially love the pleasant company originals and historical dolls and couldn't wait to see everything in person! We went on a Thursday in September arriving about... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had such an amazing day together getting, brand new baby, pictures, hair done, matching outfits, it was outstanding

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Calgary, AB
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited this store today with my twin daughters (age 3 1/2) and I'm not really sure what all the hype is about. Yes, the matching outfits are kind of cute, but everything is insanely expensive and the dolls themselves are not very appealing. My daughters were much more interested in the nearby Lego store.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved the HUGE American doll store. My daughters were in heaven. I would highly recommend the little brunch that they offer. The food is good and they give the girls souveniers.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I surprised myself, both by walking into this store and by enjoying the experience. My daughter is now 23 and in her youth enjoyed her 4 American Girl dolls and their various accessories. I never thought I'd get a kick out of going into this place...I almost predicted I would avoid it like the plague, especially since I have no... More

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