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American Girl Place, Chicago

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The flagship store of a popular doll brand, American Girl Place combines family-friendly shopping and dining under one roof, located in one of Chicago's landmark downtown buildings. At this location you can explore over 4,800 sq m (52,000 sq ft) filled not only with dolls, but also doll accessories, furniture, and books. Designed as a fantasy world for girls, this doll-themed venue features a full-service restaurant, beauty salon, and photo studio. You can arrange to hold a birthday celebration at the store's private dining area, featuring seating for about 20 people. Save time by booking your dining reservations online, and check the store's schedule for a list of upcoming special events. A visit to American Girl Place represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Chicago itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • August 9, 2017
    We went to celebrate a birthday! We had an awesome time in trying to decide which doll to purchase. They have awesome displays, attire, etc. for the dolls and personalized services for your doll, like...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Wow! This place was amazing. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it blew me away. Even if you have no intention of spending any money...it is fun to walk around. I didn't realize there would be such a d...  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    Wow. We brought our granddaughters. I wish you could have seen the youngest one's face when she walked in. Two floors. So much to see. Which doll to choose. This is a "must do" if you want to spend th...  more »
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  • May 30, 2017
    This place is all about experiencing time with people who love their dolls and being catered to. Price is something to consider if you are on a budget. We come here as a birthday treat, so the money I would spend on a gift, I spend here instead and the birthday girl enjoys herself immensely! The food is good, but not great. Please keep that in mind.
  • June 29, 2017
    It's American Girl! Of course the prices are crazy, but it's unlike any other doll experience. Ask for Ingrid, she will take excellent care of you. We feel absolutely special whenever we come here.
  • June 26, 2017
    I took my 7 yr old here for her birthday for dinner and it was the best service I have ever received. The experience was so great that we can not wait to go back. I loved it.
  • March 2, 2017
    My granddaughter is a big American Girl fan. For every holiday I buy her a doll or outfit or SOMETHING American Girl. Recently I took her to American Girl Place for her birthday and I'm so happy that I did. She was wide-eyed at all the dolls and accessories on display. We had lunch at the American Girl Cafe as a special treat. The food was a little pricey but the smile on her face was worth it. She especially liked the pink lemonade and that they provided a chair for her doll! I highly recommend going here if you have a child in your life who loves American Girls.
  • July 3, 2017
    Ok, I always like to review the Ag stores I go to, this one was BY FAR my fav!!! The displays and everything are just quite awesome.when you walk in, on the left, there's this huge star and you can pose in front of it. When you go into the beforever section, you see a circle display thing in the middle. When you get out of the beforever sextion, above you, there's this GIGANTIC banner thing, it reads: "celebrating girls of yesterday and today". I thought it was so cool. Whether decorations in the store and just the atmosphere of the store was just so pretty and impressive.!!!

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