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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Address: 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone Number: 847-692-2220
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Rosemont
Type: Convention Centers, Traveler Resources
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indiana
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Now I know how it feels like to be a mouse trying to find cheese! I was looking for a fencing tournament. Instead I was greater with cold hallways that had tons of heaters yet it still was pretty cold. Then there are hundreds of hallways and no signs, just hall f hall b.....it was outrageously confusing! The only civilization... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Good but not great.. food choices are horrible.. starbucks on hand I go back several time a year.. not bad.. convenient to airport..

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Chicago, Illinois
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185 reviews 185 reviews
37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Parking is free across the street, if you validate your ticket, and have lunch in one of the several restaurants. There's an Adobe Gila's Mexican restaurant, a Toby Keith's Bar and Grill, a Fogo de Chao, a Hofbrauhaus, and a couple of other restaurants that I forgot the names of.

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Joliet, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Transworld shows are held here 4 times per year, giving shoppers a chance to buy scarves, purses, sheets, fur coats,jewelry (real and costume) and deeply discounted rates. It's a shoppers dream! You must preregister and there is a $5 fee to get in. Wear your walking shoes and bring a your shopping bags.

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Longmont, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Travel expo in January. Good spot near airport and if you have a hotel with shuttle service it mnakes it even easier. I would come back to any expo that is held here just for these reasons. I think the area even has hotels and restaurants within walking distance

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was a huge convention center but very well organized and operated smoothly the whole weekend. Looking forward to attending future events there.

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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The convention Center is close to ORD and well situated off of the highway. There is a free shuttle that runs from the blue line train to the convention Center, as well as to the fashion outlet mall. The actual Center and conference halls are a little difficult to maneuver. The halls are irregularly shaped and where you think you... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is such a pain to get to and the parking is a rip off...there in no other way around it, but it just stinks how the traffic is set up to bit to the parking lot!

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