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McCormick Place

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Address: 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
Phone Number: +1 773-791-7000
08:30 - 17:00
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Always good to update at PackExpo, McCormick in Chicago are a great host to this event. Must be the 5th or 6th time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
David S
Burbank, California
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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107 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a place for big conventions McGormick Place is adequate. What follows is my impression of McCormick Place Food Court. It is terrible! I ordered a curry and it was, frankly speaking, uneatable, with every ingredient, including rice and vegetables, being awful. And it was outrageously expensive. McCormick Place is not surrounded by restaurants and one do not have much... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you com from a smaller city (I'm from Milwaukee) this will blow your mind. They can build 2 story buildings inside the exhibit hall. and its right on the lakefront.

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always good to update at PackExpo, McCormick in Chicago are a great host to this event. Must be the 5th or 6th time.

Thank David S
Fremont, Nebraska
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great event great venue. So much to see could not get it done in 2 days. Very clean and inviting. Will be back

Thank michaelaH6188AK
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i visited here for packexpo. mcComick place is huge and convenient convention place. there are some sightseeings near here

Thank Eddyphdhong
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended a scientific meeting at McCormick Place. The place is beautiful and very big. You can get lost in it. Visit here to appreciate the architectural beauty of this place. Other than that, nothing else to do as far as I know.

Thank Norman F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice conference center. Central section had a water show of sorts and plenty of light. If you get cold, bring a jacket since the a/c is cold. Wear comfortable shoes b/c this place is large. FitBit clocked in over 10K/day just walking to the difference conference rooms!

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Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Have been here for multiple conventions over the years. Huge facility. Needs some renovations at this time.

Thank Clevlander
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Recently attended the national ophthalmology meeting at the center, 25K+ attendees with a large equipment display area. Spacious beyond belief, wear confortable walking shoes there is a lot of ground to cover. The American Academy always does a great job of organizing the space. It is in a great location near Soldier Field. The is taxi/uber/bus and train access. Pro... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

McCormick place is the biggest convention center I've ever seen. It is very well designed, lot of space inside, all kinds of rooms for conferences

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