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Water Tower Place, Chicago

Categories: Shopping Malls, Shopping
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4.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Chicago vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Water Tower Place and other attractions in Chicago.
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  • This shopping center across the historical water tower has plenty of shops on seven levels. All service personnel was very friendly. The center itself was not the latest and greatest but the stores it...  read more »
  • Nice Mall, if you know, what I did not like is that it is very up but it is very little "extended"
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  • Catycorner from the real Water Tower (the only downtown building to survive the Great Fire) the first few floors are a shopping mall, mostly focused on tourists though. If you've never been there befo...  read more »
  • We came here 3 months ago, on a day trip into the city. This was our final destination after a day spent shopping on the Magnificent Mile. The food court is the best you will find with so many choices. A busy locale, but then it's Chicago.
  • Definitely a unique shopping experience in the heart of Chicago and Michigan ave. Would recommend stopping in if visiting the city or on a lunch break. Like most of Chicago, the mall can get crowded. Navigating through your shopping experience can be an obstacle; there seems to be more floors then there are stores per floor. Lots of time spent on escalators; elevators, not an option unless you have 5-10 minutes to wait for one.
  • Primarily a tourist attraction, this place has a lot of retain stores and places you can't find elsewhere in the city (Pandora and the Lego Store), in addition to simply looking wonderful and overall being a nice place to spend time with friends with. The downside, as to be expected to areas that cater to tourism, are the excessively high prices of some things. However, if price isn't something you're concerned about, then this is definitely a place to visit at least once. Especially if you aren't from Chicago.
  • A lot of different stores to check out here. The Lego Store is about twice the size of the Lego Store in Woodfield Mall. The bao shop on the first floor near the entrance was super tasty, even glanced a lady making them in the back. I was able to find meter parking about 3 blocks away (this was during Labor Day weekend) with a maximum of 2 hours (at meters). There is a parking garage if you want to park there, price starts at $22 for the first hour.
  • Excellent place to visit and shop. Very upscale and beautiful. As others have said, it can get a bit crowded, but its in the center of downtown Chicago, a great and very convenient location. I come here pretty often when I am in the city.
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