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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
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Discover why American Girl Place® Chicago is more than just a store—it’s 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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Everything AG

Two stories of American Girl Doll fun. All the dolls, clothes, accessories, sales PLUS hair salon, restaurant, and bakery. Honestly, the best part? There's a place to sit and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Two stories of American Girl Doll fun. All the dolls, clothes, accessories, sales PLUS hair salon, restaurant, and bakery. Honestly, the best part? There's a place to sit and charge your phone near the doll hair salon (if your daughter is old enough to be a few feet away) :)

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Plant City
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Our daughter loves AG and even without her with us we still had to visit. After all this is where it all started so this is the store of stores when it comes to AG. Each store sells their token souvenir shirt and the best part of this store is that because it is so large everything is spread out... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I took my 8 year old daughter to American Girl Place for the first time in early April. It was her first trip to Chicago and she was overwhelmed by the size of the store. She said there are "almost too many choices". Of course, American Girl is expensive but anyone who goes there already knows that. We did buy... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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172 reviews 172 reviews
63 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We've traveled to LA, Denver, Minneapolis, Columbus, etc... This store is one of the largest and my daughter's favorite. This store offers nice large displays, good staff.

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Lithia Springs, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A visit to the American Girl Cafe is a must if your girl likes these dolls. Bring your doll or borrow one to sit at your table. Food is delish! A little pricey, but you are paying for the whole experience. Set a budget for your girl before arriving so you don't walk out of the store having spent a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We've been here numerous times and it's always a lot of fun for my girls. It's definitely quite pricey but if you daughter is really into it then its worth it. I recommend staying out of the cafe, the food is quite mediocre but the prices are ridiculously priced. Pick a nice doll, outfit or accessory and head back to... More 

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Marion, Ohio, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Our daughter had a lot of fun here. It is a huge store... Much bigger than back home. Everything is pricey but that was no surprise. We had lunch in their Resturant which she loves and had a lot of little extras. Shopping was fun. Parking is costly at the parking garage (about $35 for two hours)

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

American Girl has spanned to satellite locations in multiple cities. But they look like a neighborhood lemonade stand compared to the original. My husband usually breaks out into hives when we go into our local store. It's crowded with screaming girls running every which way and no clear lines of sight. In contrast, the Chicago flagship store has everything well... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This place is amazing! The staff was all super friendly. The displays for each girl are really neat to look at. My daughter LOVED looking at the old American Girl of the Year dolls and getting her picture with the Grace display.

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Miami, Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Want to take your daughter to a memorable place, take them here they will love it. Staff are wonderful and your daughter will go away feeling very special

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