American Girl Place

Chicago

Chicago Shopping Dining Parties Photo Studio Doll Hair Salon American Girl Avenue

Welcome to American Girl Place Chicago

Located at the famous Water Tower Place, our Chicago store features specialty shops, private dining, and so much more. change location

835 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

Special note: Beginning August 1, sections of our store will be undergoing renovations. Please pardon our dust as we make way for exciting changes this fall!

Shopping

Find shops featuring all of our characters—from historical favorites to My American Girl® dolls to our current Girl of the Year—plus Bitty Baby and the Bitty Twins. Add to the fun by exploring outfits, accessories, and furniture that help make every doll's world complete. Then browse our bookstore with titles that open up girls' imaginations. And don't miss Avenue AG, featuring specialty shops like Creativi-Tees for designing matching doll and girl T-shirts, plus more fun stops filled with adorable accessories, inspirational posters, treats to eat, and other surprises. Learn more

Enjoy the help of a personal shopper: Schedule an appointment today.

Dining

Chicago’s American Girl Cafe is the place for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and parties. For reservations and seating times, call toll-free 877-247-5223. Prices subject to change. Now accepting reservations through December 19. Learn more

  • Brunch is $19 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Seating time: 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch is $22 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Seating times: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon Tea is $19 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Seating time: 4 p.m.
  • Dinner is $23 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Seating times: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Dining is offered only at the seating times listed. Reservations are recommended to ensure the seating time is available. A lack of reservations may result in the cancellation of a seating time.

Sample Menu

Photo Studio

Your favorite girl can pose for a picture at the Photo Studio and take home a souvenir issue of American Girl® magazine with her face on the cover. Learn more

Doll Hair Salon

Let one of our stylists treat your girl’s American Girl doll to a new ’do! Visit the Doll Hair Salon and watch our specialists work their magic. Learn more

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Parties & special packages

Plan an extra-special visit to American Girl Place that’s perfect from start to finish. Call for reservations: 877-247-5223. Prices subject to change. See all the Special Packages

Cafe Birthday Celebration

Throw her a party American Girl style—at the Cafe. $35 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

Deluxe Birthday Celebration

Features everything she loves, all in a private dining area. $54 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

A Day at American Girl Place

She’ll spend a day filled with fun and surprises. $255 for one child and one adult.

Late Night at American Girl Place

Girls get American Girl Place all to themselves. $195 per person. $240 per person for Deluxe package.

Special events

For events that require reservations, please call 877-247-5223.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
8:15 a.m.
Doll ’Dos & How-Tos: Bright Highlights
Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a bright new ’do! Our Doll Hair Salon stylists will show lots of ways to style her doll’s hair using our Bright Highlights Set, vibrant clip-in hair colors made just for My American Girl® dolls. Your girl will get hands-on tips from our experts—and she’ll get to take the highlights home!
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Acorn Pouch Craft
Get set for fall fun! Your girl can create her very own acorn pouch out of felt and ribbon to take home.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
11:00 a.m.
BeForever Postcard Craft
The world of BeForever is waiting for your girl! At this craft event, she’ll create two postcards featuring the BeForever characters—one to keep, and one she can mail to a friend.
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Saturday, September 27, 2014
8:15 a.m.
BeForever: Create Your Silhouette Frame
Immerse yourself in the world of BeForever—and share page-turning adventures with girls from the past. At this special event, your girl will create and customize a multilayered frame—and get her own silhouette to display inside. Your girl will also enjoy fun quizzes and activities that help her get to know each of the BeForever characters.
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Thursday, October 2, 2014
11:00 a.m.
BeForever Postcard Craft
The world of BeForever is waiting for your girl! At this craft event, she’ll create two postcards featuring the BeForever characters—one to keep, and one she can mail to a friend.
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Saturday, October 4, 2014
8:15 a.m.
Doll ’Dos & How-Tos: Jewel Highlights
Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a one-of-a-kind look! Our Doll Hair Salon stylists will show lots of ways to style her doll’s hair using our new Jewel Highlights Set, three gem-toned, clip-in hair colors made just for My American Girl® dolls. Your girl will get hands-on tips from our experts—and she’ll get to take the highlights home!
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
11:00 a.m.
BeForever Postcard Craft
The world of BeForever is waiting for your girl! At this craft event, she’ll create two postcards featuring the BeForever characters—one to keep, and one she can mail to a friend.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
8:15 a.m.
BeForever: Create Your Silhouette Frame
Immerse yourself in the world of BeForever—and share page-turning adventures with girls from the past. At this special event, your girl will create and customize a multilayered frame—and get her own silhouette to display inside. Your girl will also enjoy fun quizzes and activities that help her get to know each of the BeForever characters.
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Acorn Pouch Craft
Get set for fall fun! Your girl can create her very own acorn pouch out of felt and ribbon to take home.
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Monday, October 13, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Paper Pumpkin Craft
Celebrate autumn! Your girl can make a festive paper pumpkin to take home.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Bitty Baby and Me
Your little girl can shine bright with Bitty Baby! At this special event inspired by our picture-book collection, she’ll enjoy a fun "mommy-daughter" activity, coloring page, and delicious snack.
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11:00 a.m.
Bitty Baby at the Ballet Story Time
Place your little girl in your lap and listen to a reading of Bitty Baby at the Ballet, a sweet story about a special performance and a bunny that hops with all her heart! Enjoy a fun activity together, too.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
11:00 a.m.
BeForever Postcard Craft
The world of BeForever is waiting for your girl! At this craft event, she’ll create two postcards featuring the BeForever characters—one to keep, and one she can mail to a friend.
Learn More
Saturday, October 18, 2014
8:15 a.m.
BeForever: Create Your Silhouette Frame
Immerse yourself in the world of BeForever—and share page-turning adventures with girls from the past. At this special event, your girl will create and customize a multilayered frame—and get her own silhouette to display inside. Your girl will also enjoy fun quizzes and activities that help her get to know each of the BeForever characters.
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Project Runway Inspired by BeForever™ Tour
It’s a first-ever American Girl event. For two exciting days, we will be hosting an exhibit of BeForever-inspired fashion designs as seen on a recent episode of the hit television show Project Runway. You’ll get to view a select assortment of the actual outfits from the show. The event is free and no reservations are required. But the designs will be here for only two days, so mark your calendar!
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Sunday, October 19, 2014
Project Runway Inspired by BeForever™ Tour
It’s a first-ever American Girl event. For two exciting days, we will be hosting an exhibit of BeForever-inspired fashion designs as seen on a recent episode of the hit television show Project Runway. You’ll get to view a select assortment of the actual outfits from the show. The event is free and no reservations are required. But the designs will be here for only two days, so mark your calendar!
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Plan your visit

Find the information you need to make your visit easy and enjoyable:

For more information, e-mail us or call 877-247-5223.

Frequently asked questions about American Girl Place

What can I expect at the Doll Hair Salon?
The Doll Hair Salon is where dolls get the special attention they deserve. Choose from a variety of new hairdos, and our stylists will make it happen. They can even pamper your girl’s doll with a package that makes her shine.
What if I have a group?
We welcome Girl Scout troops, birthday parties, corporations, school field trips, travel groups, book clubs, and more. Call 877-247-5223 to arrange a special visit. Available for groups of 20 or more.
Do I need reservations?
Reservations are needed for Cafe seatings and can be booked online for up to seven guests. To book for more than seven guests or to book for special events and packages that require reservations, call 877-247-5223.
What if I need to change my reservation?
For Cafe reservations, please adjust your booking online at least 24 hours beforehand if you have a change in the number of guests or if you need to cancel or re-schedule. Please note that event registrations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
Do you have a Doll Hospital?
Yes—your girl can bring in her doll for everything from general cleaning to “major surgery.” She’ll visit our Doll Hospital, and once she’s feeling better (in about two weeks), we’ll send her home, safe and sound.
What is Personal Shopping about?
Let one of our shopping experts assist you with advice, ideas, purchases, and more. To schedule an appointment, simply fill out our contact form. This complimentary service is available at all American Girl stores.
How do I request a charitable donation?
Please review the guidelines and requirements to determine your eligibility for a charitable donation, then complete and submit the charitable donation Request Form.

Dining reservations: book online | Party or event reservations: call 877-247-5223