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McCormick Place

Convention Center, Meeting Room, and Event Space
South Loop, Chicago
  • Andrew
    "Love coming here for the auto show."(4 Tips)
    John M. P.
    "Great place for trade shows and convention"(3 Tips)
    Linda K.
    "Wear comfortable shoes if you're attending a conference here; this..."(3 Tips)
    Sara S.
    "Food prices are outrageous!!"(3 Tips)
79 Tips and reviews
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  • trade shows
  • hot chocolate
  • president obama
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  • Katie L.
    Katie LynnApril 28
    Been here 10+ times
    We will continue to come back for c2e2 every year. Love that there are more food and drink options open since we first started coming to this convention. The spaces and meeting rooms were comfortable.
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GansFebruary 15
    Coming for the car show
  • Captain D.
    Captain DeadpoolFebruary 13
    Love this place for conventions. Check it out for C2E2!
  • Hannah A.
    Hannah AlkadiDecember 30, 2016
    I was here for MAS-ICNA and loved this venue! Food choices are a wee bit lacking but otherwise I felt like I was in a mall or airport. So much to do.
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MaytonJuly 19, 2016
    Super huge, impressive convention center that always has a lot going on.
  • Eduardo V.
    Eduardo VargasJuly 19, 2016
    Great place !!
  • Korinne C.
    Korinne CarrJune 26, 2016
    Went for the Chicago Food Truck Festival, yummy! The food was pricey so I'd recommend knowing which trucks you'd like to buy from before going.
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyJune 16, 2016
    Best convention center in the world.
  • John M. P.
    John M. PetersMay 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for trade shows and convention
  • John M. P.
    John M. PetersMay 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    National Restaurant Show
  • Jose R.
    Use parking services like Spot Hero, before you come here to a show.
  • Ayman A.
    Ayman AyashApril 3, 2016
    Nice convention center...
  • Allan M.
    Allan MMarch 22, 2016
    Don't mind shows here,but food court awful & overpriced. Why was Jamba Juice closed,b4 end C2E2? I'll also warn McD's here DOESN'T serve breakfast all day. Eat before u travel McCormick, if possible!
  • Mike P.
    Mike PietrusinskiMarch 11, 2016
    nice place for exhibits...but there can be a lot of walking
  • JamieLynne W.
    JamieLynne WeissFebruary 26, 2016
    Great place for a convention! If your event has bus service, I recommend that over the long taxi lines
  • Kerri K.
    Kerri KruegerFebruary 25, 2016
    Was here for the auto show the last two years. We loved it!
  • Andrew
    AndrewFebruary 19, 2016
    Love coming here for the auto show.
  • David H.
    David HeiserFebruary 16, 2016
    Wear comfortable shoes if you're going to be standing on the convention floor for a while. Brutal on the feet.
  • Edgar C.
    Edgar CalderonNovember 11, 2015
    Fabtech is the biggest expo I've been
  • jiresell
    jiresellOctober 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I like going to conventions here. They know how to bring in customers for these events.
  • Denette
    DenetteSeptember 29, 2015
    Great center for a convention!
  • Gustavo H.
    Gustavo HüningSeptember 9, 2015
    Perfect for congresses and meetings.
  • John H.
    John HankusMarch 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Way too much room to walk around here. My feet always hurt after a trade show here. Have lunch in the cafeteria, lots of food choices but it will cost you almost $20.
  • Etta H.
    Etta HFebruary 21, 2015
    Connie pizza and plenty of cars
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The parking situation left much to be desired. Always come early to the event. The building(s) itself is quite nice and open. The opposite of the parking lot.
  • Ku M.
    Ku MaysOctober 15, 2014
    Race Packet pickups live here
  • Guilherme G.
    Guilherme GouveiaAugust 23, 2014
    Huge place, prepare to walk
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MeekAugust 9, 2014
    Parking is expensive and street parking is hard to get so take public transportation to get here
  • Sarah V.
    Sarah VelascoFebruary 22, 2014
    Free parking near Prarie and 19th!
  • Marshall M.
    Marshall McNabbFebruary 19, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    It is impossible to become mayor...
  • Marshall M.
    Marshall McNabbJanuary 30, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Go to the auto show and compliment the carpet
  • C B.
    C BNovember 19, 2013
    Bring good walking shoes. Parking lots can fill up so know alternative parking lot choices.
  • Alan C.
    Alan CordovaOctober 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't just tell a friend to meet at Starbucks - you'll need to specify (1) the concourse of the West Building, (2) on level 2.5 of the South Bldg or (3) on the level 3 show floor of the North Bldg. Read more
  • Linda K.
    Linda KochJune 21, 2013
    Wear comfortable shoes if you're attending a conference here; this place is huge!
  • H.C. @.
    H.C. @FoodieHCJune 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Massive meeting space, wear comfortable shoes.
  • Matt F.
    Matt FantasticJune 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There's no Diet Coke in this whole place... Pepsi only... May need to switch to Mountain Dew...
  • Bravo D.
    Bravo DirectorMay 26, 2013
    With President Obama on Marine One!
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin Van EekerenMay 18, 2013
    To get a taxi use Uber! Taxi line takes hours!!!
  • ACE Mystery Shopping
    Shirley, at the information desk in the north building, is super friendly and helpful!
  • Joanne W.
    Joanne WillerMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    the bathrooms are disgusting. beware.
  • Kyle
    KyleMarch 5, 2013
    Car shows are the shit
  • Chris M.
    Chris MuñozFebruary 19, 2013
    Very clean place. Parking staff, not the friendliest. Pretty secured place for the most part. Be sure to look at the touchscreen TV where you can take pictures and send them to people.
  • Terri L.
    Terri LackeyFebruary 15, 2013
    Drink a beer and relax.
  • Betsy L.
    Betsy LockettFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ahhhhk! Stole my mayorship!
  • Imani B.
    Imani BgoodFebruary 10, 2013
    Parking is not ideal...please be prepared to find street parking
  • Steve
    SteveJanuary 7, 2013
    A lot easier bringing a boat in here then other centers
  • Ramel W.
    Ramel WernerNovember 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Where 2012 Presidential history was made. #ObamaBiden
  • Djuana S.
    Djuana StoakleySeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to stay for events at Soldiers Field.
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    As someone who works a lot of trade shows I tip my hat to this venue. Well planned space, attractive clean food court with decent selections. Free wifi and very easy to get a cab if you need one.
  • The White House
    The White HouseJune 19, 2012
    President Obama attends the NATO summit, a gathering of leaders from the 28 member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Read more
  • Trigg
    TriggApril 14, 2012
    Ditch the $21 parking fee & street park!
  • Robert H.
    Robert HannMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Traveling back to the airport? GO Airport Express offers direct service and it's cheaper than a cab!
  • Josh P.
    Josh PittmanJanuary 12, 2012
    Gotta check out that Starbucks downstairs!
  • Rangga M.
    expensive parking
  • David H.
    David HernandezNovember 28, 2011
    what a place
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DelacruzNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Starbucks near the bridge to the south building typically has no line in the morning.
  • Roosevelt Collection
    Roosevelt CollectionOctober 31, 2011
    It's the largest convention center in the U.S. with four interconnected buildings. When you visit be sure to visit the Arie Crown Theatre for a show.
  • Ross J.
    Ross JosephOctober 5, 2011
    Starbucks on 3rd level just before Hall. Life is Good.
  • Keith S.
    Keith SchmitzMarch 23, 2011
    Connie'd is a must. Much better than their frozen version
  • Mari L.
    Mari LopezFebruary 26, 2011
    Yay free wifi or as my mom calls it... Wee fee :)
  • Arizo F.
    Arizo FashaFebruary 10, 2011
    Food prices are outrageous!!
  • Yoga S.
    Yoga SetiagiFebruary 9, 2011
    Food prices are outrageous!!
  • Paul G.
    Paul GeorgeFebruary 8, 2011
    Tortilla soup at the Hyatt. Very Good.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RobertsNovember 14, 2010
    Watching the sun set by the water fountain
  • Nick L.
    Nick LivingstonSeptember 29, 2010
    Place is huge, find a map
  • Scott W.
    Scott WinterrothJuly 2, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Did you know that McCormick Place has over 100 pieces of public art! Check it out on in the McCormick Place South and West Buildings. Read more
  • Justin B.
    Justin BJune 10, 2010
    If you live in the area, ride your bike here by using the lakefront trail.
  • Angelito L.
    This is one stunningly beautiful center for the modernist ... Well designed with the user in mind and great views of the cityscape and lake. Read more
  • Sara S.
    Sara SJune 6, 2010
    Food prices are outrageous!!
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    In The Dark Knight (2008), Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) outfits Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) with all of the bat accessories he needs in scenes that were shot at McCormick Place. Read more
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    When not being used to store bat gear, McCormick Places hosts a number of annual conventions, as well as popular events like The Chicago Auto Show. Read more
  • Mike K.
    Mike KostyoJanuary 14, 2010
    If going to the boat show, bring shoes that you can easily slip on and off b/c you can't wear them on the boats.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SaudNovember 23, 2016
    Centro de convenções grande, limpo, bem organizado e com informações visíveis
  • Dmitriy G.
    Dmitriy GeraninMay 27, 2016
    Реально крутое экспо пространство.
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen Nájera HaroApril 3, 2016
    Es enorme este centro de convenciones
  • Alejandro S.
    Alejandro SoteloDecember 9, 2015
    Excelente espacio para eventos y conferencias.
  • Jorge G.
    Jorge GuerreroOctober 16, 2015
    De gran tamaño y espacios! Bonito por fuera y por dentro! Y además aquí entregan los kits del Chicago Marathon! Épico!
  • Eduardo M.
    Eduardo MessiasNovember 16, 2014
    Conforto, limpeza, sala amplas e fácil acesso
  • Dr.Luis P.
    Dr.Luis Perez TatoOctober 13, 2014
    Centro de Convenciones impresionante y superaccesible
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