McCormick Place

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McCormick Place
Photograph: Max Herman Costumed attendees flock to McCormick Place for the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2).

Hosting popular events like the Chicago Auto Show, C2E2 and the Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, McCormick Place is one of the city's premiere leading convention centers. More than 3 million visitors step into the lakeside facility each year, which includes an on-site hotel, six ballrooms and the 4,000-seat Arie Crown Theater.


Venue name: McCormick Place
Address: 2301 S Lake Shore Dr

Transport: El stop: Green to Cermak-McCormick Place. Bus: 3. Train: Elec Main to McCormick Place.
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I visited McCormick Place for C2E2 in mid-March.  It was packed full of superheroes, then, but I still fount the large sprawling center to be very lovely.  The views of Lake Michigan are quite nice as well.  The space is vast and there are waterfally-like fountains and flowers all over the interior.  I did not make use of any food vendors while there however I did try a bathroom or two and found them to be a little small to accommodate large crowds.  Hopefully I have a reason to get back sometime soon.