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Merchandise Mart

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The largest commercial building in the world. First two floors are essentially a mall, and the rest is business offices.
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222 Merchandise Mart Plz, Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654-1103
River North
+1 312-644-6360
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Reviewed yesterday

Went here for the one of a kind art show. We try to make it every year for one of the 2 shows. I am not sure it would be worth going here other then for something special or to look at the architecture. Nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank debbieand13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This building has a rich history. Ones till recently by the Kennedy family it is still a very important building in Chicago. There is an entrance on each 4 sides of the buildings. It is connected to the hotel via covered walkway over n Orleans...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came to Chicago this weekend just for the One of a Kind show. We walked away with some really neat gifts and art. Will likely be back in the spring for the next show.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Logansmom01
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is really nothing of worth going there, unless you want to grab a snack. This is not a shopping mall and it doesnt not contain any retail, the shops are all showrooms. Not sure how to justify this being on top 100 things to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 8SAB8
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Since the building is two city blocks wide, it makes the perfect canvas for projection art. Bring a picnic and a blanket, sit across the river on the riverwalk and watch moving art get projected onto the side of the Mart. I believe it's weekdays...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rachelle1625
Reviewed November 3, 2018

We walked over from our hotel on our last day in Chicago after reading about the various furnishing and decor options presented at the merchandise mart. I believe only the first floor or two is available for the general public to shop, but one of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TarHeel
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The Merchandise Mart does contain businesses including many shops related to interesting, modern interior design. There also are a number of food vendors if you need a meal during its business hours. On the evening of September 29th, I experienced one of the highlights of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MaryinChicago
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This is a massive building that as the distinction of having its own post code due to its size. Built by Marshall who also built Macy's. Best seen from the river or transit train.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank IAN D
Reviewed September 4, 2018

WOW! Been coming here for years and it never ceases to amaze me how many vendors and sources are under one convenient location. Great food also!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Robert E
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Merchandise Mar was built by the owner of the Marshall Field department store to handle an enormous volume of stock, until the Crash of 1929 killed the retail industry. The Kennedy family bought it, and now it functions as a giant retail and office conurbation....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jeffry B
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Della R
April 13, 2018|
Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
Della, I do believe I saw a couple of them by their concierge area. Have fun!
August 26, 2017|
Response from 197marian | Reviewed this property |
Yes, well behaved.