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Address: 222 Merchandise Mart Plz, Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654-1103
Phone Number: 312-644-6360
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The largest commercial building in the world. First two floors are...

The largest commercial building in the world. First two floors are essentially a mall, and the rest is business offices.

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The world's largest office building for a long time, we did a very nice cooking class here with our niece for her high school graduation....she loved it. We spent a few minutes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would days or even weeks to fully explore all the shops and showrooms in this location. I am remodeling a bathroom and wanted to sit in various spa tubs so I started there but quickly moved on to light fixtures, tile, area rugs, fixtures and abstract art! Most sites are open to the public but there are some that... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The world's largest office building for a long time, we did a very nice cooking class here with our niece for her high school graduation....she loved it. We spent a few minutes shopping the stores too....mostly home stores, it was more interesting for us than her, but it's a great place to get design ideas and help and even purchases.

Thank RickMIusa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked out this beautiful building from the river. It was fantastic. I hope we will have time to go inside.

Thank OZS969
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I attend the Casual Furniture Show every year and walk miles in this huge complex of manufacture showrooms. I think I heard that it is the 2nd largest office building after the Pentagon. They have retail stores and services on the first 2 floors. I think they even have their own zip code. They have their own Metro stop on... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding place to go for ideas. We are building and I wanted to get ideas on appliances, flooring, cabinets, etc... It could be overwhelming, but honestly I walked away hours later with tons of ideas and suggestions from all the businesses. I went into most stores, and have to say I really like GE Monogram store. Georgie was outstanding, very... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Enjoyed spending several hours here on a Thursday afternoon touring the various design centers. Expensive stuff but items hard to find anywhere else. Food court described inside on 2nd level not much to it, so eat elsewhere. Lovely lit up at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is a very historic building. To get the full story and know what you are seeing, I think you need to have a tour guide, as we did (Chicago Architectural Foundation). This building is in change mode right now, lots of businesses moving in and lots of restaurants following the crowd. El delivers you right to door, on second... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

What a place. It's quite large, located right on the river, and has a spectacular view of the river and the city. This is a very well known place. Get to know it, you will enjoy it.

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Concord, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of the oldest buildings in Chicago and I have to admit that it is very beautiful. You can access the building either from a crosswalk located in the building next-door or through one of its many doors. On the second floor you will find a lot of food choices from McDonald's, Starbucks and other eateries... More 

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

The Merchandise Mart is a bit unique -- home furnishing ideas in seemingly hundreds of different outlets. Great place if you want to get free idea for building your dream kitchen. Or dream home.

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