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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

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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Great for getting ideas

This was a nice place to visit on a cold day in January. We enjoyed dreaming of our next remodel project and getting ideas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice place to visit on a cold day in January. We enjoyed dreaming of our next remodel project and getting ideas.

Thank jfoutty
Dallas, Texas
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528 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is supposed to be the second largest (sq feet) building in the world after the Pentagon and it sure looks like it could be. Easy to get lost in this place as it is so big. Elevators may be logical to the people who work here be tourists beware if you are trying to get to a particular floor.

Thank yellowpixels
St. Louis
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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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292 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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....

1 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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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

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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821 reviews
493 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 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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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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106 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

1 Thank Carlabnk123

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