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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Rosemont
Type: Convention Centers
Most recent review
- Aug 26, 2014
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Center was spacious, temperature was good but food service totally inadequate for the crowd. Lines were crazy. They should separate food from water so you don't wait 40 minutes just for a bottle.

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Streamwood, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The convention center was much more prepared than my last visit. They had a better plan for the convention floor to keep everything as open as possible. Only issue I had was the food, I had a slice of pizza that wasn't fully cooked. Other than that I had a great time, and hope they continue to improve!

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Cary, Illinois, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is out second time attending Comic Con and it never fails to disappoint. The space is adequate for the con although it is broken up. It is nice to have the different areas for the artists, the autographs, the photos, and the shopping. It was a little chilly inside but considering the humidity outside it was very welcome. Social... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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108 reviews 108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Very well laid out. Attended the Comic con 2014 which took over the entire center. Very well organized, nice facilities, good bathrooms, and strong wifi. Needs a few more signs and open up the concession stands please!

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

i went here for a wedding and during the reception the bartenders wouldnt give me napkins or water. Wouldnt it be a smart idea to provide coffee or water to people that partied a bit to much and try to sober them up by giving them water and coffee, but no they took everything away. I couldnt even find napkins... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

the sheer size just makes one gasp. This facility is world class, plenty of parking, easy access to all parts of the building, tasteful in appearance

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The ;halls were very big, but there weren't adequate restroom facilities and the in house concession food left much to be desired. Also, the sound and electricity were spotty which made the event I attended seem shoddy even though these problems were out of the host's control. The Starbucks in the venue was fast and offered delicious food, but it... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Amazing experience we had at a Live concert hosted at this center. Classy location! Excellent venue! Hope we come back soon!

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Paducah, Kentucky
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Basically the same venue as all the other exposition halls, except for the logistics of the moving in and out- that went so smooth. We were allowed to carry our displays in and out, even fairly heavy equipment that didn't need a forklift, without any interference from organizers or trades.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I have attended three jewelry, fashion & accessory shows here. It's a very nice convention center, clean, well kept bathrooms, and very helpful people working. Of course the food is outrageously priced, but that's the case with these events. This last show we carried in subs to eat for lunch. I would definitely do that again.

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