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McCormick Place, Chicago

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McCormick Place is the largest convention center in North America. It consists of four interconnected buildings and one indoor arena sited on and near the shore of Lake Michigan, about 2 mi (3.2 km) south of downtown Chicago, Illinois, United States. McCormick Place hosts numerous trade shows and meetings. The largest regular events are the Chicago Auto Show each February, the International Home and Housewares Show each March and the National Restaurant Association Annual Show each May and the International Manufacturing Technology Show in the fall every other year.

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  • I visited many times. Everything runs smoothly there is some decent (but expensive) food outlet. Bus services are very efficient  more »
  • Great place for a convention or show. I’ve been to 10’s of show and events here. Good place with lots of room.  more »
  • The best place to attend trade shows hands down. I've attended conventions all over the country and by far this venue surpasses all the rest. The complex is huge. It is made up of 4 enormous halls titled by their directions, east west north, and south buildings. Wear some comfortable shoes you will need them to explore this place.
  • Beautiful building & ABS was great. BUT if you plan on using the restroom you better plan on bringing your own supplies in your bag. TP/wipes or something, the stuff they had in the stalls was incredibly rough on the skin. My high school didn't even have toilet paper that cheap. It was fine in your hands but not like anything you'd have at home, felt like 2 ply sandpaper. If you don't want to leave the restroom sore and bleeding you better come prepared.

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