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Merchandise Mart

Address: 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107, Chicago, IL (Near North Side)
Phone Number: 312-644-6360
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Ranked #216 of 949 things to do in Chicago
Type: Architectural buildings, Malls, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The largest commercial building in the world. First two floors are essentially a mall, and the rest...
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Type: Architectural buildings, Malls, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: The largest commercial building in the world. First two floors are essentially a mall, and the rest is business offices.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,967 reviews 1,967 reviews
1,070 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

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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Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

In all our visits to Chicago, we had never done anything but ogle the Merchandise Mart from the outside, not realizing the entire first floor is full of luxury design showrooms for some dream shopping. We spent hours wandering through the showrooms! The building is amazing and I want to go back when their dream home is on display and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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108 reviews 108 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We were told that the Mart was open the day after Thanksgiving. It was open but many of the stores were closed. We picked up quite a few ideas from the stores that were open.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I was here a number of years ago for a national business event. The site was well run and the history of the building itself was also interesting

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Lancaster, NY
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174 reviews 174 reviews
66 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We found that may merchants are closed on Saturdays and were very disappointed to find that this was one of them. Only a few stores open and we really wanted to check out the design stores. Thank goodness the Kohler store was open so our trip on the bus then the brown line wasn't a total waste of time.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Way out of my price range, but a person can dream. Some amazing kitchen set ups in this building. Can't even imagine having the money to buy this stuff.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

My husband and I are shopping for fixtures and furnishings and we found everything we could ever want - and more at the Luxe Home boutiques. It's the first floor of Merchandise Mart, and the only one open to the public. We visited on a Saturday and arrived shortly after their opening at 10am. I would definitely recommend arriving early... More 

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Beloit, WI
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111 reviews 111 reviews
57 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

WE have for years come down to the Chicago Mart to place our orders and attend the sample sales. AS of Spring of 2012, most of the showrooms told us they were going out. WE were completely shocked and dismayed at the news. There was a fall sample sale arranged for Nove. of 2012 so we went. It's absolutely heartbreaking... More 

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Albany, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

SPecifically interested in viewing kitchens. This did not disappoint. Good staring point for ideas (after looking at houzz.com)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

This place is so so so so so so so fun its huge and so fun to be in its amazing it is its so totally amazing

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