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A Must Stop in Chicago

Chicago's architecture is well-known. Visiting Chicago is like walking in a living museum of... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Chicago, Illinois
Many unusual finds

I like this store a lot. I visit often as it is one of my first stops for gifts. They have such a... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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27 Aug 2016
“A Must Stop in Chicago”
13 Aug 2016
“Many unusual finds”
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224 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604-2505
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-922-3432
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Chicago's architecture is well-known. Visiting Chicago is like walking in a living museum of interesting buildings, parks, and city sites. This shop is the storefront version of the variety and excitement that walking through the city holds. The shop has so many interesting things, especially...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

I like this store a lot. I visit often as it is one of my first stops for gifts. They have such a variety of items, for the home, office, cards, books, decorative objects, seasonal items, etc. and all with a high level of design...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

Across the street from the Art Institute, the ArchiCenter Shop is a great place to find unique and colorful gifts. Its architectural base means that there is a large inventory of books about Chicago architecture as well as pictures, models and maps. It features an...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

We stopped here after our visit to the Art Institute as it is right across the street. It was filled with loads of great architecture books, Chicago books and items related to architecture and plenty for kids. If you go don't forget to go to...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

This happened to be the first shop I walked by and went into in Chicago this trip, and I made sure I made time to come back and spend some time before I left. Wonderful, imaginative gifts you will not find anywhere else! And price-points...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Lots of neat and unique items for sale in the store, fun things for all ages. They sell very reasonable priced tour tickets here including a two hour lego workshop that I am hoping to take my son to next time we visit this amazing...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

This store is a gem. Every time I get to Chicago I make sure I visit. Anything you need to know about Chicago architecture can be found there - wonderful books, wonderful tchotckes, info on the ArchiCenter tours, great location (on Michigan Avenue across from...More

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank Penny P
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Lots of books, decent exhibit in th atrium. Buy some books, buy some coasters. You can also go to the tour desk if you are into such things.

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank Vanwailin
Reviewed 1 July 2009

My husband and I stepped into the ArchiCenter thinking that we would find a few exhibits on the architecture in Chicago, buy a few books, and that would be all. Instead we arrived just in time to take a three and a half hour tour...More

1  Thank NMF2384
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Downtown / The Loop
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flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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