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“Sheer size is mammoth”
Review of McCormick Place

McCormick Place
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US$77,38*
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Chicago Odyssey Lunch Cruise
Ranked #60 of 643 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Was here for a conference and can't believe the sheer size of the place. I easily did 10000 steps on my fitbit just getting from one room to another during a day. What an amazing construction effort it must have been.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Attended a huge convention at this site. It was pretty tough to navigate at times, until you got the hang of it. There was also a shortage of bathrooms and the coffee and breakfast lines were looong. If you attend a conference here, the Hilton would be a great location to stay at. I was at a hotel on the Magnificent Mile and used the Divvy bikes to commute via the Lakeside trail.

Thank Nora O
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

For conference centers, McCormick Place isn't bad. Here's why:

1) Size: It's HUGE! I attended a 22,000+ conference there and it felt much smaller because of the sheer size of the place. It's massive and you'll get thousands of steps walking from room to room.

2) Design: For a potentially sterile conference center, they did a good job of creating an inviting environment with fountains, high ceilings, etc.

3) Bathrooms: They are plenty throughout the building that you'll never have to walk so far.

4) Accessibility: The Metra runs right through it, which is a good thing because it's kind of in a random part of town. Lyft/Ubers are constantly nearby picking up and dropping of conference goers.

Thank austing536
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

All in all, McCormick is an expansive venue that can host enormous crowds 20k, 30k. For really large crowds, shuttle service is usually arranged to/from prime hotels. Be mindful of your hotel's drop location and the corresponding bus line (usually a color and alphabet letter). Lighting is terrific in the eshibiy hall but not as bright as one would expect in the lowest level. Restrooms are well maintained and plentiful but the wait for the ladies' room can still be lengthy. Be cautious with tap water as it tends to be extremely hot. Additionally the food staff is attentive and food/beverage good. With large crowds, the selection isn't always fun but does the trick.

Thank Kim G
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Every year the same crowd of around 40.000 people come together for the conference
Average restaurants and food
Unbelievable busy

Thank danielasQ5980KP
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