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“It's a landmark” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Merchandise Mart

Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107, Chicago, IL (Near North Side)
312-644-6360
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Ranked #233 of 952 things to do in Chicago
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: The largest commercial building in the world. First two floors are essentially a mall, and the rest is business offices.
Chicago IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“It's a landmark”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Of course you want to go into the Mart. There are so many beautiful product displays such as furniture and household items, but done in a way you have never seen. So classy, so historical, and so interesting to view.

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Highland, Indiana
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“HUGE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Known in Chicago simply as "the Mart". I attended a Home Decorating exhibit/show at the Mart. The event had hundreds of interior room vignettes to display wares and decor. The enormity of this building is daunting. I believe that entrance to the Mart is limited but there are a few "open" days available to the public. If you have an opportunity to go, you will not be disappointed.

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“If you looking to remodel, decorate or renovate this is the place for you!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This building has so many great stores from tile stores, wood floor stores, kitchen cabinets etc. I was really impressed. My husband and I spendd 2 hours here just browsing around. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to remodel, decorate or renovate. If you are hungry they even have a food court.

Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Tons of Stuff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Food, Salons, Post Office, Hotel - it has everything. I this the CTA has a really good station here as well. It's nicely kept up and usually has someone there if you need help.

Visited August 2012
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“My Neighborhood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Of course I visit regularly as this landmark building is in my River North neighborhood. There are several major annual events held in this building that are open to the public. I think my favorite is One of a Kind Show that consists of many and varied vendors offering their products and art as well as crafts and food items for holiday gifting. Otherwise, for the average tourist who may be interested in seeing the latest bathroom/kitchen/flooring materials for decorating there is plenty to see. You do not need designer credentials to visit showrooms.

Visited August 2012
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