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American Girl Place

Address: 835 North Michigan Avenue, Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 877-247-5223
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Ranked #3 of 167 Shopping in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
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...
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Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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!

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Miami, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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Madison, Wisconsin
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228 reviews 228 reviews
116 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

1st off I only went because my wife wanted Julie the hippy doll and she was overjoyed upon locating the doll. It's a huge store with multiple levels and had anything for the dolls you could want. I thought it was weird with the hospital and the salon with the little barber chairs for the dolls. For little girls and... More 

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Lambertville, Michigan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

American Girl Chicago is totally awesome. Took our 2 grandaughters ages 10 and 6 and they had best experience ever. I ordered dolls 2 months in advanced and they held them for our arrival. They were so surprised as they thought they were just going to get the other dolls hair done. They were so excited to see all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If your girls are like mine & into dolls, dress up play, play- imagination, reading anything related to dolls then American Girl place is amazing! My daughters love it.. we have had tea with our dolls, taken out dolls to get their hair done.. there is so much to do here besides shopping. one tip...Remember your American Girl doll or... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

My wife and daughter spent a few hours at American Girl Place with our grand daughter and they had a great time! They started with lunch and went onto the "salon". This is an over the top concept for any little girl who is into dolls and it works! Our grand daughter (4 years old) talked about her experience for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I loved taking my little girl to get her doll Samantha's hair done. It was such a great store. Everyone who helped us was so nice!

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Newmarket, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I took my 5 year old daughter here on a recent trip to Chicago. We purchased her 2nd doll, accessories, and browsed around which would have been a perfect day if it ended there but it didn't. We ate at the American Girl restaurant and it was truly amazing. I think I was more blown away then she was. It... More 

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Although I have often seen and heard about the American Girl concept on television, and on these TV shows have seen glimpses of the store interior, actually visiting the American Girl store on N. Michigan Ave. had to be one of the most unique and strange, somewhat bizarre and enjoyable shopping experience during our recent mini vacation trip to Chicago.... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had my granddaughter's fifth birthday party at American Girl with shopping for her first American Girl doll and a family lunch organized by American Girl. The food was wonderful, the cake beautiful, and my granddaughter treated like a princess. Awesome Day!

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Delphi, Indiana
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have taken our Granddaughter on a birthday trip to Chicago for the last two years...with American Girl Place being the primary target of this trip. Yes, it is a very expensive store, but the quality of the merchandise definitely stands up to heavy-duty play and the quality of the Customer Service received also justifies the prices on the merchandise.... More 

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