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Address: 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 312-644-6360
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The largest commercial building in the world. First two floors are...
The largest commercial building in the world. First two floors are essentially a mall, and the rest is business offices.
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Amazing place like no other

My wife and I recently visited the merchandise mart on a day trip to Chicago. As always we toured the room display by local designers, it was great. We then walked through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

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Chicago, Illinois
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575 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Merchandise Mart is a gigantic art deco building on the Chicago River. For standard tourists, you are just able to tour the stores/showrooms on the first floor and go up to the second floor for the fast food restaurants. You can also access the Brown CTA line from the 2nd level. The showrooms have very high end items (many... More 

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I was in euphoria! This place is amazing. Floors and floors of quality home goods. This place had everything you can think of and more for the home.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I exhibit here once a year. The place is huge and has all kind of business accommodations and services. You can eat quick, healthy and inexpensive in many of the restaurant choices they have. Designer's paradise if you visit the show rooms. I'm usually here for the Chicago One of a King Art show that takes place in December. Parking... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The hall of fame is a series of 8 huge busts of prominent Americans who left their mark on merchandising, civic affairs, community leadership, human relations & financial success. Think Marshall Field founder of the company that is ow Macy's. John Wanamaker, & Frank Woolworth.The Murals celebrate commerce & culture from around the world in the 1930's. These murals are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 748 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The sheer size of the Merchandise Mart, the massive commercial building that dominates the Chicago landscape from its lordly position at the branches of the Chicago River at Orleans, across from Wacker Drive and Wolf Point, is overwhelming. When it opened in 1930, it was the largest building in the world with 4 million square feet of floor space. It... More 

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I recently visited the merchandise mart on a day trip to Chicago. As always we toured the room display by local designers, it was great. We then walked through the allowable floors and looked at the displays. It is a must see since you will never see a nicer display. Don't miss it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I attended NeoCon at the Merchandise Mart. The biggest commercial Interiors show in the country! It was so confusing to navigate the building, especially for my first time there. There are a lot of different elevators and staircases, you have to remember which one you came up. I got lost a couple times. There was also so many people who... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is really huge building and I am visiting this place once a year in June. What I like is that even there is huge amount of visitors building is well organized and beside long line on elevators you do not have to be worry. There is enough clean restrooms and variety of fast food.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It's hard to figure why, but most of the stores are closed on Saturdays. And Sundays, naturally. I visited on a Saturday and stopped at the security guard's desk to ask a couple of questions. He was very nice and told me it didn't make sense to him, either, not being open on weekends. I wanted souvenirs, and he directed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This building is supposedly the largest building in the world in terms of area, or so the architecture foundation said. There are shops in the first floor but they are completely out of reach for me so I am not a big fan of walking around things I could never have... The building is def not a must in a... More 

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