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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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Gem & Jewelry Show always enjoyed

I visit twice per year for the Gem Show. Convenient and they have a shuttle to the parking garage. Nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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CUDAHY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I visit twice per year for the Gem Show. Convenient and they have a shuttle to the parking garage. Nice.

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Lemont, Illinois
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This venue is very popular with a huge variety of events. I attend it regularly throughout the year. It is in a very busy area. They have garage parking for all of the area, $13, and you have to walk a ways undercover, though, and they do have a shuttle bus, if you want to wait. There is a metro... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The convention was set up alright but the entire place did not have much appeal and it was really hot!

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Bryan, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The convention center is nice and clean. It is difficult to find a taxi that will take you too and from. Some can take you but can't pick you up. The Starbucks is by far the worse one I have ever been in. It took 38 minutes to get 2 coffees with 10 people in front of us.

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Cincinnati
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I like the wide array of places to use there for various events. It works very well for the Electric Power Conference.

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Rockdale, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We host a show here every other year and have always been impressed with the center and the staff. Love the fact that they have a Starbucks in the lobby but wish the lines were not always so crazy! I wish there were more things to do nearby and maybe a shuttle to different places like downtown Chicago or other... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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262 reviews 262 reviews
103 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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43 helpful votes 43 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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146 helpful votes 146 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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