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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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+1 847-692-2220
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Large and In Charge

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mountain View, AR
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Mountain View, AR
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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 3 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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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

As convention centers go this one is pretty good for a trade show. There are enough hotels in the area and its easy to get in and out of. There are several snack/drink cafe's inside and plenty of restrooms that aren't too far away.

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Kingsville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Overall a nice facility, but a bit dated and not all on one level. The lobby and entrance are nice, but the main trade show floor is separated by a ramp and steps - guessing it was built at two different times. The secondary exhibition area is on the second floor which is less preferred by exhibitors as it is... More 

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