American Girl Place

Chicago

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

Welcome to American Girl Place Chicago

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

835 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

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 July 22. 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.

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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. Plus, our larger-than-life Celebration Screen lets girls shine in a whole new way. 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.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Friends Forever Bracelet Craft
Each journey is worth remembering! At this event, your girl will get the chance to make friendship bracelets for herself and her My American Girl® doll. She can even put a special message on the bracelets, creating a long-lasting memory!
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Friday, April 25, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Just Mom and Me
It’s time for a mother-daughter day! You’ll enjoy a special meal, make a paper family tree, and even sign a "mother-daughter promise" to keep creating memories. Includes a keepsake photo and frame, plus an American Girl book to take home.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Isabelle’s Scavenger Hunt
Learn about Isabelle, our newest Girl of the Year! Your girl will go on a seek-and-find scavenger hunt throughout the store, collecting fun facts about Isabelle along the way. Plus, she’ll get a free American Girl poster at the end!
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Thursday, May 1, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Isabelle’s Funky Fashion Headpiece Craft
Your girl’s fun, funky style can shine, just like Isabelle—our newest Girl of the Year! During this free event, your girl can craft a decorative hair accessory for her doll. She can jazz up her doll’s flair like Isabelle does with her own dance costumes!
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Friday, May 2, 2014
5:15 p.m.
American Girl at The Wizard of Oz
SOLD OUT - A magical evening starts with dinner in the Cafe at American Girl Place® Chicago. Then you’re off to see the Wizard at the Cadillac Theater! Click your heels and watch Dorothy, Toto and their amazing friends take the stage in this musical version of the classic favorite, The Wizard of Oz. It’s a fantastic treat for the whole family. Transportation to and from the theater is included.
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Saturday, May 3, 2014
8:15 a.m.
Everyday Fun Doll ’Dos
Your girl can learn how to give her doll a new school-day ’do! Our Doll Hair Salon stylists will share their secrets, and she’ll get doll hair accessories and styling instructions to take home. Plus, she’ll get hands-on tips for creating fun styles like a braided headband ’do, casual bun, and side braids for her doll.
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7:30 p.m.
Isabelle’s Celebration
Join us to celebrate the arrival of Isabelle, our newest Girl of the Year! At this special event, girls will learn about Isabelle, make a fun craft, and enjoy a delicious meal. Includes an American Girl book to take home.
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Sunday, May 4, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Julie’s Bracelet Craft
Your girl can try her hand at an activity Julie would have loved! She’ll make her own funky felt cuff bracelet to wear, inspired by the fashions of the 1970s.
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Thursday, May 8, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Isabelle’s Funky Fashion Headpiece Craft
Your girl’s fun, funky style can shine, just like Isabelle—our newest Girl of the Year! During this free event, your girl can craft a decorative hair accessory for her doll. She can jazz up her doll’s flair like Isabelle does with her own dance costumes!
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Friday, May 9, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Mother’s Day Card Craft
Show Mom she’s loved! Your girl can make Mother’s Day extra-special by decorating a pretty card and matching envelope, then adding a special message to Mom on the inside.
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Saturday, May 10, 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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11:00 a.m.
Mother’s Day Card Craft
Show Mom she’s loved! Your girl can make Mother’s Day extra-special by decorating a pretty card and matching envelope, then adding a special message to Mom on the inside.
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7:30 p.m.
Just Mom and Me
It’s time for a mother-daughter day! You’ll enjoy a special meal, make a paper family tree, and even sign a "mother-daughter promise" to keep creating memories. Includes a keepsake photo and frame, plus an American Girl book to take home.
Learn More
Sunday, May 11, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Mother’s Day Card Craft
Show Mom she’s loved! Your girl can make Mother’s Day extra-special by decorating a pretty card and matching envelope, then adding a special message to Mom on the inside.
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Tuesday, May 13, 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 and Me Story Time
Discover the wonderful world of Bitty Baby with your little girl! Sit close and listen to a reading of Bitty Baby and Me, a hopeful story about a magical mermaid adventure and making a wish come true. Enjoy a fun activity together, too.
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Isabelle’s Funky Fashion Headpiece Craft
Your girl’s fun, funky style can shine, just like Isabelle—our newest Girl of the Year! During this free event, your girl can craft a decorative hair accessory for her doll. She can jazz up her doll’s flair like Isabelle does with her own dance costumes!
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Friday, May 16, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Trips and Travels Together
A simple trip can inspire many playful adventures! This event will offer your girl a chance to capture her own special travel moments with her My American Girl® doll during her spring and summer breaks. Includes a delicious meal, fun journaling activities, and a special American Girl book for her to take home!
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Sunday, May 18, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Kit’s Tree House Craft
In 1934, Kit loved to spend time with friends in her tree house. Your girl can assemble and decorate her own tree house book—it opens up so she can imagine playing inside with Kit!
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Isabelle’s Dance Desserts
Decorate sweet treats with your special girl! This hands-on class inspired by our newest Girl of the Year features everything you need to design tutu-topped cupcakes and ballet-slipper cookies. Includes a tasty snack, plus a recipe card for another delightful dessert you can try together at home.
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Thursday, May 22, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Isabelle’s Funky Fashion Headpiece Craft
Your girl’s fun, funky style can shine, just like Isabelle—our newest Girl of the Year! During this free event, your girl can craft a decorative hair accessory for her doll. She can jazz up her doll’s flair like Isabelle does with her own dance costumes!
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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