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Water Tower Place, Chicago

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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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  • Mall located on Michigan Avenue with wonderful stores like: Adidas, Macy's, Aeropostale, Holister, Forever 21, Lacoste, Abercrombie, Victoria Secret and many others. Located on a busy Avenue that has several shops of grif. Prices of good shops.
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  • During our November business trip to Chicago, we stayed on N Michigan Ave, just north of Water Tower Place. On a previous visit to the City, many years before, we had spent time shopping at Water Towe...  more »
  • Water Tower Place is a must visit spot when touring Michigan Avenue (the Magnificent Mile). Great place to people watch, eat, and shop at some iconic Chicago stores. There are of course some great sto...  more »
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  • Water tower place is an amazing shopping mall experience. There are many good food options and a variety of shopping options. The downside is that there isn't free public parking since it's in the heart of the city. Public is essentially the best way to get there. The building itself is beautiful and modern looking. This is a great tourist attraction. I highly recommend bringing your out of town family and friends here.
  • Nice shopping centre with well stocked shops. I would have liked to see a map of all the shops and decide which floor to go. There are 2 lifts, 1 that gets you direct to door 7 and ground floor, recommended, and the other one that stops in nearly every single floor. It is painfully slow. There is a Macy's here, the shop assistant are slow and not very helpful, although the shoe department gentlemen took the time to show me what I was looking for. In the other floors it was painful to pay for my shopping. They were too busy chatting about their business and not interested at all. At one till, they had ran out of bags so she excused it and handed the item to me. I had to go to the next till which was 20 metres away to ask for a bag. The shop assistant could have done this herself. Not a good service. I don't think I will comeback to Macy's at this store.
  • It has so changed. I was hoping for the awesome Christmas window displays. They were below average. I saw so many others with more thought. Where is the magic. I bought nothing and went elsewhere. I flew in from Milan Italy and brought my son. Other stores on the strip inspired me more. A total disappointment.
  • Loved the food court. All the shops make shopping easy. The parking garage gives a discount if you arrive after 5 pm, I think it's just $12, not real sure though but it's a nice discount compared to most parking in the city. Just need to get a validation from the desk.
  • I've been going here ever since I was in high school. And every time I visit Chicago this is a must see place. It has beautiful architecture and history. The stores and food are absolutely amazing. If you are going, make sure to do it the Chicagoan way by taking the express elevator all the way to the top floor then shopping your way down and out the door!

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