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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 138 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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Madison
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Big Bear City, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Took the grand-daughters and had a nice time SHOPPING! Well set up and visually appealing, but very pricey! Considering the parking alone was $30.00, it really was kinda painful in the wallet! Love the dolls and love the books!

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

took granddaughter for brunch. food and service was excellent. I'm sure she will remember for long time. it was a highlight of her trip to Chicago.

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Monroe
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

While on a recent trip to Chicago we stopped in at the American Girl Place with my 10 year old granddaughter. She had a great time looking at all the dolls, accessories, books and other items. Little tableaux were done to illustrate the era of a particular doll and her story- very eye catching. Although the dolls and accessories are... More

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Milwaukee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My daughter and I had a fantastic time at the American Girl Store. The dolls and accessories are beautiful. Lunch was adorable because you can have the dolls sit at the table with you in a special chair. The food was really good with a nice variety of starters.

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Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We have visited this store 3 times now & it's my 5 & 6 year Olds favorite place to visit. They have every doll imaginable & so much to choose from. It's every little girls dream place! They have birthday parties, which we did for my 5 yr old last year & it was fantastic. By far her best birthday... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Fun store for girls. Both my daughters had a great time picking things out here and looking at all of the dolls.

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Indianola, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My girls are now 14 and 16, so thankfully past the age of wanting this stuff, but we still enjoy visiting the displays and talking about the dolls. I would also recommend the café for very special occasions with your child. Very expensive, but something they will remember!

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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I've never been into dolls and had boys but this place is an amazing marketing success. Just seeing all the little girls having fun is worth going inside. And don't miss the bathroom decor. Have a doll...er, ball.

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