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Water Tower Place, Chicago

(4.2/5 based on 550+ 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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  • BEWARE OF People ASKING FOR MONEY! Theirs a Lego store their American Girl doll store a huge Macy's Starbucks and many more also one restaurant.Theirs a directory, elevators that stop at every floor, ...  more »
  • On level M, there is an eatery where you get a card (similar to a credit card) when you are seated at a table. You can then walk around the whole area and choose from pizza, ribs, salads, roasts, Chin...  more »
  • Disappointed in the stores located inside this mall. Only recommend stopping by because of the Starbucks; shorter lines.  more »
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  • Fun to go up all the floors and see all the neat stores! I don't have most of these stores available where I live (further downstate IL), so it was fun for me to go around and visit them all. Be ready to either drop a ton of money here, or become a professional window-gazer for an hour or two. I enjoyed the Teavana and board game stores the most, but it was fun going through the Sephora and other makeup stores.
  • From decades ago as a young person, this has been one of my favorite architectural feats. An eight-story indoor mall! I still enjoy the see-through elevators and cruising up and down the escalators from floor to floor shopping for just-the-right gift. It's along Michigan Avenue, in a fairly ritzy shopping district, so the upscale prices in many places shouldn't be a surprise. Public parking is available at meters. Tons of public buses run, right nearby. This is a great place to bring your 'country cousins' and let them enjoy the sights and sounds and spaces of big city living and shopping!
  • Absolutely beautiful mall with tons of restaurants and stores. Stores and restaurants for all budgets and interests. If you go here with your family, there's definitely something for everyone! And to top it all off, it's design is phenomenal and beautiful!
  • Nice fancy shopping for those who like that sort of thing. The water features are cool.
  • It's a nice mall inside the tower. I was there primarily for the da Vinci's gallery which was amazing but the mall was huge and I liked it.