McCormick Place
McCormick Place
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mjbmak
Lake Wales, FL102 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
If you are looking to hold a conference, keep looking. Getting from one side of this complex to the other is extremely difficult and requires moving between floors multiple times. The facility lacked seating - participants were sitting on the floor waiting for their sessions! Elevators were hard to locate. Signage was poor. Restrooms were not kept clean: trash was overflowing onto the floor, lack of napkins. Lack of available restroom facilities for that size building. Audio/Visual quality was quite poor.
Written August 7, 2022
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Joel C
Minnesota19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Attended a show and paid a lot of money for a very run down and tired facility. Bathrooms were disgusting, other exhibitors complained as well. Center needs to deep clean the facility and make it appealing again. It has a fantastic setting, but it needs to be improved. It is not worth money and the Union Hasle to get your tradeshow materials in and out.
Written October 15, 2022
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Keith G.
Cheshire, CT413 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
So every other year, WEFTEC is held in Chicago. Been some time since in town so was looking forward to visiting. The one thing about Mcmormick and that is it's size. The venue is gigantic and we'll designed. Unfortunately not much can be found in the area (restaurants, wtc.) But still great place for a show.
Written October 15, 2023
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Jktchorne
Fort Smith, AR1,072 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Business
Was there for sweet snack convention which has huge expo! This convention is so big does not even but a dent in the place. Clean, good food available in the food court. Connected to hotels. Seem like a safe neighborhood.
Written August 4, 2022
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Deb S
Canton, GA449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
Most RV parks are 1.5-2 hours from downtown Chicago, but if there's room, the truck marshaling parking at McCormick Place on S. Moe Street near 31st allows RVs overnight. There are no facilities or utilities and cost varies depending on axles (ours was $30 per night with an RV pulling a tow) but it is a GREAT place to boondock safely. There is 24-hour security patrol, they were friendly and we were close to everything (close enough to bicycle to many locations). You can easily get cab service too. Call ahead at 312-808-3138 to make sure it isn't a heavy convention time so there will be room. It was a wonderful option for us.
Written August 24, 2014
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jscav
Gaithersburg, MD50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Business
I went here for the Workday Rising event. The venue is very large and well run. The bus system that routes to all the hotels is nice. The event was attended by some 8,500 people, however I don't think we came close to filling it up. The Wintrust Arena is right across the street.
Written October 19, 2017
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usuallyhappytravels
San Jose, CA361 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017
One of the mega convention centers in the US. Good service, but die to the size requires some walking. Hotels are often in downtown, and then shuttle service is setup between accommodation and convention. Shuttle buses can bypass rush hour on special designated tunnel route. Center itself is connected to a Hyatt, but not many more hotels out there. Red line station in the compound. Lots of fast food options available (in addition to convention offerings)
Written March 13, 2017
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drspringer
Illinois46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Chicago, IL McCormick Place. Update 5/30/16
We used this parking lot over the weekend for Bike the Drive and the location was perfect since it is right next to Lake Shore Drive. Enter the lot from I55 and there won’t be any issue with the size of your rig. The cost is now $35 per night, we called ahead but reservations didn’t seem like an option. It was pretty crowded with trucks be we didn’t have a problem finding a spot. During the week it looks like it would be much less crowded. Safety was not an issue, there were security vehicles driving around quite often. If you’re not looking for a quiet place to relax but a cheap place to stay in Chicago this will work just fine.
Now, how to get around. If you have a car, it’s no problem. We just had bikes and feet with us this time. The Lakeshore Trail is just across Lake Shore Drive and you can access it directly by going south on Moe Dr. to 31st St. then east, it will be less than a mile from your camper. Then you can head north or south from there. If you ride a mile north on Moe Dr., you go under McCormick place and come out at 18th St. where you can catch a bus or enter Grant park and the entire trail system. It’s about a 4 mile ride to the north end of Millennium Park. We used the indoor McDonalds Cycle Center parking garage for the bikes. It’s $3 per bike to park indoors and there are showers, lockers and bathrooms. If you don’t need that you can park them outside of their facility and it seems just as safe. Plus, you don’t have to worry about getting your bike out before they close. Bring a lock.
We decided last minute to go to the Cubs game so we needed to get to the L train. On the way out we tried an Uber because we couldn’t figure a short way to the Cermack-Chinatown stop for the Red line with the South Shore train tracks in the way. The Uber driver had a tough time finding us since he was unfamiliar with the parking lot but after he did it was fine. The Red line is a straight shot to Wrigleyville, the Green line is a few blocks closer to McCormick Place but you would need to switch trains to get to Wrigley Field. On the way back from the game we decided to walk and with the help of a McCormick Place security guard, found we could walk through the main entrance, go up three floors, escalator or elevator, through the main lobby and back down on the other end to gate 26 and Moe St. It was about a mile and a half from the L to the camper. I’m not sure if that’s a 24-hour option but we did it at 5pm on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.
This is not the ideal vacation spot but it beats the cost of a hotel in Chicago if you have an RV. We also saw a few trailers there, including Airstreams. I would use this option again. There is currently construction on I55 near Lake Shore Drive.
Written June 13, 2016
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Derek
Las Vegas, NV400 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Business
This place is the biggest behemoth you'll ever encounter. You'll get lost and they'll charge you a fee for it. Then afterwards you'll eat a crappy lunch at one of the few restaurant choices in this monster. After that you'll deal with some union workers and walk another two miles for something you forgot in your car. They do bring some good shows to this place and it is amazing to just be there to view its enormous shows, but going to this place more than once might get tiresome.
Written January 28, 2013
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James R
Auchtermuchty, UK314 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I visited many times. Everything runs smoothly there is some decent (but expensive) food outlet. Bus services are very efficient
Written March 8, 2020
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