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American Girl Place

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Magnificent Mile
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Address: 835 N Michigan Ave, Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL 60611-2203
Phone Number: 877-247-5223
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Discover why American Girl Place® Chicago is more than just a store—it’s a...

Discover why American Girl Place® Chicago is more than just a store—it’s a place for her imagination to soar! She’ll love exploring the worlds of her favorite characters filled with doll collections, books, outfits and more. From inspiring historical characters to the contemporary Girl of the Year® dolls, she's sure to find a character she loves. Plus, My American Girl® dolls let your girl create the doll just right for her—and bring her to life at Innerstar University. But that’s not all we have in store! Enjoy fun and fancy dining at the Cafe, where even her doll gets to dine. Be sure to check out the Doll Hair Salon where girls can watch as our stylists create a fresh look for their dolls! Then, commemorate the special day with a visit to the Photo Studio. And when it's time for a special occasion, American Girl is the perfect place to celebrate. From in-store events, and all-inclusive birthday party packages, your girl will always remember her special day. Start planning your visit with the help of our complimentary personal shoppers—they’ll tailor the day to you and your girl!

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A place for girls

First visit but overwhelmed with all the American girl stuff, If you like dolls, this is the place for you. They have e erything for the American Girl dolls. A little overwhelming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First visit but overwhelmed with all the American girl stuff, If you like dolls, this is the place for you. They have e erything for the American Girl dolls. A little overwhelming and not cheap.

Thank Ginger0529
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took our two daughters, ages 3 & 9, to visit and my oldest really enjoyed herself. She brought her AG doll from home and we paid to get her hair brushed and fingernails painted. They done a very good job and my daughter was pleased. The store is expensive so plan on spending some money. I figured this would... More 

Thank shifty_travels
Auburn, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this store to be very clean and organized. Friendly an helpful staff, pricey but that was expected.

Thank Jeff M
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I took our 3 grand daughters to Chicago for a girls trip. Our finale was lunch as the American Girl Cafe. One of the girls described the experience as "the greatest lunch ever". Food, ambience and service was great. We loved the box of questions that kept us engaged and laughing throughout the lunch. Great stop for... More 

Thank Janet J
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having two grandsons - we don't frequent American Girl much. But I like to cut through the store to see the cute display of dolls and accessories.

Thank Diane K
Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is heaven for young girls. There is so much to see & experience that you need to allow them the time to explore. There are plenty of staff to answer questions.

Thank Barbara W
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This store is an amazing place. I went to this store a couple years ago. The people there were so kind and willing to help with anything you need. I would gladly go back to the store.

Thank AmeliaElizabeth72
Willowick, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we've hit a few AG stores. This one didn't disappoint, but my daughter really wanted a red AG doll shirt with Chicago on it. Couldn't find one, just white ones.

Thank michellefromsd
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'll enjoy the multiple floors of this American Girl Shop. The magazine shop was an A+++ Try having lunch here :)

Thank JC L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are trying to get to all the stores but they keep opening more! This store tied with Washington for nicest in our opinion but I like the 3 story layout in Washington. New York is fun to go to but busy, not nearly as nice and a bit smaller. Ohio - we love going there for long weekends. It... More 

Thank Diana B

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.