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Water Tower Place, Chicago

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#3 of 29 in Shopping in Chicago
Comprising eight floors of stores and restaurants, Water Tower Place provides a neat spot to pick up some souvenirs or enjoy window shopping. The high-end mall boasts a range of independent boutiques, specialty shops, and chain stores, including American Girl Place and Macy's. Once you've worked up an appetite, head to the food court. It is home to 14 distinctive kitchens to satisfy everyone in your party. Choose from barbecue, salads, sushi, smoothies, pizza, Mexican cuisine, and more. Arrange to visit Water Tower Place and other attractions in Chicago using our Chicago trip itinerary maker .
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  • Water Tower Place located on the Magnificent Mile was when constructed one of the nation's first vertical malls and I found it to be beautifully designed and though I'm not a shopper my partner is and...  more »
  • Nothing unique about this mall. Most of these places can be found at any mall. They have Garrett's Popcorn on the 7th floor, which is the best popcorn ever!  more »
  • Lots of shops in this nice 7 level building. There's a great souvenir shop on the 7th level. And the Garret's popcorn shop rarely has a line.  more »
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  • For this mall, it is a stylish and modern shopping center with a major focus on clothing and accessories. There are a small selection of shops for kids (Lego store, build a bear) but again, mainly focused on clothing. It is connected to the American Doll store, and another spot for kids. Pros: -Food court -quick elevators -Lots of clothing shops Cons: -Limited variety for kids -Limited shopping experience outside of clothing and accessories -Fairly small (like 6 stores per floor so be prepared to travel between floors. Alot) -elevators and escalators get crowded quickly Overall: Shopping for the next set of shoes or jeans for a special occasion or just to take out to the bar next week? The Water Tower Place will fulfill all your shopping needs! Always remember to stop by the food court for some snacks if you're ever feeling hungry as well! (If you're looking for anything else, sorry but you're out of luck).
  • Nice mall in Chicago. American Girl Place and Lego store are some of the good shops for kids among typical mall stores such as Macy's, Vera Bradley, Pandora and a decent food court on the mezzanine level. For first time visitors it's a good place for Chicago shopping. The glass elevator is a nice touch and the water feature as you enter is unique.
  • Showing its age and heading downmarket fast. Riding the escalator you could see oversized fluorescent bulbs in the recessed lamp holders. Most of the chains seemed odd inside. Perhaps I just remembered it better as a kid.
  • We love living so close to the Mall of Georgia! It has everything we need to meet our shopping needs. Great stores, restaurants and plenty of secure parking
  • Great place to shop and easy to get around. Better variety of stores than the last time I was here 3 years ago. We love the Lego store.

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