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Chicago is a cosmopolitan metropolis with a gorgeous lakefront, world-class cultural establishments and a cool, hip and happening nightlife. The Mart is centrally located, has convenient transportation, and the area offers world-class attractions, including some of the world’s best shopping, dining, museums, architecture, theater, music, sports and more.

2017 Hotel Discounts

We've negotiated travel discounts and secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms to make your trip to Chicago affordable. Through the travel experts at onPeak, rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis. Book early for the best selection and price.

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Driving Directions

The Mart is bordered by Wells and Orleans Streets on the east and west, and Kinzie Street and the Chicago River on the north and south. From I-90/94, exit east at Ohio Street. Turn south on Wells Street and drive four blocks to The Mart. (The Chicago River is on The Mart’s south side).

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Parking

Be sure to check out our Park at The Mart ticket packages, which include admission tickets (good for all 4 days) plus all day parking on-site at the Mart for either Saturday or Sunday. 

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

An elevated train stop called Merchandise Mart on the CTA’s brown and purple lines is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the building. Additionally, there is easy access to multiple CTA bus routes within 4 blocks of The Mart.