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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 140 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We ate lunch in the charming, darling, adorable dining room. Our kids got to pick loaner dolls to sit with them at the table. The wait staff was lovely and attentive; the food was terrible. $122 including tip for 2 adults and 2 children for a prix fix lunch menu. We went out to eat a real lunch immediately following... More

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Clarkston
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My grand-daughters had a wonderful time at this place. The 6 year old had saved her birthday $ and picked out a doll and outfits. The older grand-daughter took her doll to the salon. The cleaned her doll and styled her hair. This was well worth the price as the doll looked new after their services. It is a must... More

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Whoever designed these dolls must have put a lot of thought into it. I was amaze when I entered the store. These dolls comes in various skin tones, different amount of freckles, different hair and eye colour to reflect each child individuality. There's also a doll in a wheelchair so a child with disability would not feel neglected. There's a... More

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Novi, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had heard about this store but until you see it, it's hard to believe! It is a girl's dream! We could've spent hours in here, just looking around. We actually didn't but much because it's expensive and my daughter didn't really need anything. She wanted a lot of stuff, but we had to just enjoy looking. The little scenes... More

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Overland Park, KS
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Helpful people and so much to choose from...Our daughter fell in love and so did I. This was our first experience with anything American Girl and we are sold.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We are here and our son tagged along Terrance made him feel right at home among all these girls and dolls! He is a delight our daughter accidentally spilled her water he was so nice and helped dry her doll and then even made us all giggle when he talked like he was her! Totally at ease! Best experience ever!!!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I took my 4 year downtown for a mother/daughter day, we ventured toward Michigan Ave, low and behold there's the AGS woooo I couldn't get out of going in even I wanted to....I fell in love myself it brought back memories of decades ago shopping with my mom for Barbie and Tiffany Taylor dolls (who can remember those)😄. I bought... More

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Madison
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The two-story store is like a museum, you can see various historical dolls in glass exhibits. It also offered events such as book reading programs. Unfortunately, for such a big store, this place does not offer numerous sale products. We went there a few days ago where it only offered two discounted items: Casual Chic Outfit kit from $34 has... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

for kiddos this place is spectacula. Plenty of dolls and boutique type places. WE didn't go to lunch like last year however the food was super last year as I assume it has never changed. I like access to Macys and other stores. There is a littel bakery before the AG restaurant as well.

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