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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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  • Water Tower Place is, after all, a mall, but it did have a few surprises including a traveling Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit and a store selling Dr. Seuss art. Our teen was long past the American Girl pla...  more »
  • Kill two birds at once! Visit the observation deck and then do a little shopping! Perfect for a family with kids or as a couple. 
  • It’s a large mixed-use premier shopping destination. In addition to the multi-floored Macy’s, you will also find trendy shops, small boutiques, galleries and a few restaurants. The layout of the escal...  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.