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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 141 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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Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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