Since its establishment in 1960, McCormick Place has been synonymous with excellence in event hosting, cementing its reputation as one of the largest and most prestigious convention centers in the United States. Located in the vibrant city of Chicago, Illinois, McCormick Place serves as a dynamic hub for a diverse array of events, ranging from trade shows and conventions to corporate meetings and cultural exhibitions. With its expansive facilities, prime location, and commitment to exceptional service, McCormick Place continues to set the standard for world-class event experiences.

McCormick Place offers modern and sustainable solutions for all kinds of events in the convention center. Its great location is close to the Chicago Union Station (6km away) and Chicago Midway International Airport (15km away), and the exhibition center is a convenient place for all foreign visitors, as well as the locals. 

McCormick Place has an exhibition area of 241,550 sq meters and is comprised of 4 buildings, offering 4 ballrooms, 11 halls, and 173 meeting rooms. The venue is home to 3, 000, 000 people each year for diverse trade fair events, conferences, exhibitions, and meetings. The most popular and largest events at the venue are the Chicago Auto Show, the International Home and Housewares Show, the National Restaurant Association Annual Show, and the International Manufacturing Technology Show.

How to get to McCormick Place in Chicago?

Conveniently situated in the heart of downtown Chicago, McCormick Place offers easy access for visitors from across the city and beyond. Traveling to the venue is effortless, with multiple transportation options available. 

Transportation Options and Accessibility Information

✈️ Closest Airport: Chicago Midway International Airport - 15 km 

πŸš‰ Closest Railway station: Chicago Union Station - 6.4 km

πŸš‡ Closest Subway station: Cermak-McCormick Place - 0.96 km

Directions to the venue:

πŸš† By Rail

 - Metro line Green to Cermak-McCormick Place Metro Station

 - Metro line Red to Cermak-Chinatown Metro Station

🚍 By Bus

 - Bus line 3 King Drive to McCormick Place bus stop

 - Bus line 21 to McCormick Place bus stop

 - Bus line 4 to Michigan & Cermak bus stop

🚘 By Car

McCormick Place can be accessed via the I-90 West, I-90 East, I-94 East, I-55 North motorways. There are 6000 parking spaces on-site at the 3 parking lots available.

GPS coordinates: latitude 41.850277; longitude -87.619026

Facilities and Amenities

McCormick Place boasts an impressive array of facilities and amenities designed to accommodate events of all sizes and complexities. Its four interconnected buildings — North, South, West, and Lakeside — comprise over 2.6 million square feet of flexible event space, including exhibit halls, meeting rooms, ballrooms, and state-of-the-art conference facilities. The venue's versatile layout and advanced infrastructure provide event organizers with unparalleled flexibility and customization options to create unforgettable experiences for attendees.

In addition to its expansive event spaces, McCormick Place offers a comprehensive range of onsite services and amenities to enhance the event experience. From cutting-edge audiovisual technology and high-speed internet access to gourmet catering services and onsite dining options, the venue caters to every aspect of event planning and execution.