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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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Clean, Beautiful, Well Organized

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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76 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
37 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
59 helpful votes 59 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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San Jose, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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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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