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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

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Address: 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
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This place is huge

We went for Our World Underwater and were surprised to see at least 3 other conventions at this location. The facilities and meeting rooms were really nice. Plus they had water... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for Our World Underwater and were surprised to see at least 3 other conventions at this location. The facilities and meeting rooms were really nice. Plus they had water stations set up around the seminar rooms.

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Franklin Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For the past several years I have attended The Jewelry, Fashion Assessor y Show at the Convention Center. They do a wonderful set up for this function, but also have many other activities during which many attend. I remain to be amazed on what a beautiful job the staff do, which attracts people from all over the Chicago-land area, as... More 

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Mountain View, AR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This convention center is laid out with large events in mind. At my time of visiting, there was a major touring motorcycle show and a separate conference occurring. The center is connected to the Hilton and Embassy hotels and an oversized parking garage by using a "sky bridge" (the locals call them hamster tubes). The Hyatt and Doubletree are also... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for the Travel Adventure Show - an annual pilgrimage to see what's out there in the travel world. Coming to Rosemont is easy from almost anywhere in the Chicago area. There is ample parking (if for a moderately steep fee), public transit, O'Hare airport, and easy driving access from many expressways. If the weather is decent, you can... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is an older facility but its still getting the job done. I had very good experiences with the convention center staff relative to exhibiting at a technology conference - tough ladies but very helpful.

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Chicago, IL
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We go to the jewelry show at least once a year. The parking is expensive and a long walk to the center. Make sure to drop off elderly before going to park.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Convenient location near O'Hare is a big plus. Lots of hotels, including some with the skybridge so you don't have to worry about the elements. If you're going to a larger event, make your hotel reservations early or be prepared to pay a lot and/or miss out on rooms. Parking is pretty convenient. Facility itself is decent.

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Tulsa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Once again, a SUPER CLEAN, Well-lit, and COMFORTABLE building for the Corvette & Muscle Car Nationals Classic Car Show. The lunch options are the only thing TOO PRICEY, but simply walk across the street to Gibson's for lunch. You can get hand stamped and reurn to the show for free! Enjoy!

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Donald Stephens Convention Centre a couple of different times and it is good. There is lots of room and there are lots of hotels and restaurants around it so you don't have to go far.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I was there for the Wizard World Comic Con and loved the place. It's huge and pretty. The staff was great. I just wish there were more eating options inside the venue.

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