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Address: 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 312-644-6360
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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A must see for design lovers and HGTV fans

We love watching HGTV and staying abreast of trends in home decorating, so we absolutely loved window shopping at the Merchandise Mart. To be honest, I don't know how much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
St. Louis

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St. Louis
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64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love watching HGTV and staying abreast of trends in home decorating, so we absolutely loved window shopping at the Merchandise Mart. To be honest, I don't know how much anything cost because it was pretty obvious we weren't going to pay that much, or take it home to St. Louis for that matter. The building itself also has a... More 

Thank TTTStLou
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229 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Building with Art Deco styling. When open in 1930 this building was the largest in the world. It is still huge to me and as a designer looking for inspirations and needed furniture and finishes I can only visit half of the showrooms located on one floor. Even then I'm exhausted after few hours of searching for best selections between... More 

1 Thank Anna G
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112 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This building was once the largest in the United States! It covers a full city block with about 16 floors of home furnishings. Showrooms are not open to the public but you can look from the hallways. Meant for interior designers, etc....

Thank WendyNeal
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80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This place is amazing. I got to go with a friend of mine in Nashville who has a retail shop. I never thought in a million years it would be so massive and have so much. My friend I went with got to go to any of the vendors and buy for his shop. And I got to buy what... More 

Thank Greg T
Mattawan, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We went to the building to see the Canstruction exhibits. Nowhere was it posted that it would be closed on Labor Day. There were many other couples who were also turned away... it was extremely disappointing as we booked a hotel one block away for that exact purpose. The building itself was open, but as we were walking around, the... More 

Thank Beth A
Chicago, Illinois
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653 reviews
378 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 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 

Thank Diane K
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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.

Thank hawleydays
Chicago, Illinois
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31 attraction reviews
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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 248 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 

3 Thank Clio H
Chicago, Illinois
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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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