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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

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Address: 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018-5117
Phone Number: 847-692-2220
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This convention center is huge! There are some great places to stay and dine in the area as well. Staff was friendly enough and well organized.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sean T
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This convention center is huge! There are some great places to stay and dine in the area as well. Staff was friendly enough and well organized.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended an industry conference here and stayed just around the corner at the aloft hotel (good place). The convention center has lots of hotels, restaurants and large mall within walking distance - very convenient. And, it's very close to O'Hare - also very convenient. Only negative comments are about the food offered - horrible, worse than a convenience store. Starbucks... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location for major events/expos. Plenty of parking and officers assisting with traffic outside convention center. Very clean and located close proximity of restaurants and hotels.

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first year there was a security check before entering the building, but it made me feel safer so that was great. The booths were set up well and spaced appropriately. The center itself is clean and had all the necessary amenities. Great visit and I will be back.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As far as convention centers go, the Stephens is a keeper. Nicely located with plenty of lodging and parking choices around, it works well with the numerous shows I have attended here

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chicago
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have attended multiple conventions here. Not much to say, just a solid venue with hotels and restaurants close by. The area has improved now that they included the Entertainment District for going out after.

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Midway
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended the WW Chicago event at this Convention center, and was very impressed. Close to several hotels, and very well maintained! The convention center is huge, and offer a well spaced out event.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was recently here with my family for a convention, and this was my second time here. I have been to a lot of convention centers and this one, by far is the nicest and cleanest one, I have every been too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

The convention center was huge and it's very hard to miss the faculty was amazing and very helpful they made my first time at Comic-Con very good

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Saint Joseph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

An excellent facility with loads of hotels next door that allow easy and comfortable access to the convention center through sky walks. Parking lot directly across the street is very convenient. The coffee shop in the entry is an added bonus.

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