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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

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Address: 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone Number: 847-692-2220
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Beautiful Place for a Convention

Been coming here for years for conventions and it is always a pleasure. The convention center is sprawling and it is easy to get lost. However, I have found if you keep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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254 reviews 254 reviews
99 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Came here for a few conventions most recent was the travel and the tattoo this place is very clean very organized and great location just off the exspess way 90/94 parking right next door also surrounded by many beand name hotels if needed and several restaurant options too

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Been coming here for years for conventions and it is always a pleasure. The convention center is sprawling and it is easy to get lost. However, I have found if you keep wandering, you will eventually find where you need to be! Everything is well lit and the main lobby is inviting. The fountains out front are a great meeting... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Spent two days here and everything was stellar. Things were labeled well, easy to find, the grounds were lovely as well. Nothing but great experiences to report

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Chicago, Illinois
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83 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The convention center is bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside. There is plenty of parking in a number of parking lots and garages. The garage we picked was a short distance and was $13.00 - not that bad. We went for the World of Wheels and there were lots of cars and vendors and groups of... More 

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Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
37 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The staff that operate the daily business of the convention center are always ready and willing to assist. Close to the airport and many restaurants.

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Joliet, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very easy to get to and lots of parking. I use the Balmoral exit instead of River road - a lot of traffic is by-passed this way. Make sure to stay in the left lane to get into the parking deck. There is a covered walkway to get to the convention center so you are never exposed to the weather.

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Villa Grove, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wow, this place is huge, it had the biggest camper show I have ever seen! Plenty of Hotels with in walking distance and plenty of restaurants close by! They had a couple of lounge areas to get a bite to eat, they were a bit pricey! $30 dollars for a couple sandwich, ham and turkey a small scoop of potato... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

big center that was done up nicely. customer service from Stacey and Mia were great. loved that tis place is connected to two hotels - the Hyatt and the Hilton - just a short walk to both through the attached enclosed walkway.

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indiana
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143 reviews 143 reviews
23 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I attended a Fair Trade symposium and the Windy City Trade Show. The place is huge but that is because of all the events they are hosting. Parking was easy to get in and out of but it was a long walk (indoor tunnels). Make sure you leave plenty of time to get to your meeting, because it took a... More 

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Woodstock, IL
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Parking is very convenient, located right next door. The parking garage has an slightly non-intuitive design. I saw several cars proceed up thinking there would be a down ramp at the top. The DES Center is huge, and can hold many different events at once. The entrance off the parking garage is easy to identify, and signage to the various... More 

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