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

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 October 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. 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, July 24, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Summer Flower Anklet Craft
Your girl can put her best—and most fashionable—foot forward. This free event will let her create a tropical anklet for herself using colorful paper flowers. She can also craft an anklet just for her doll!
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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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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Summer Reading Bookmark Craft
Celebrate summer reading with American Girl! At this craft event, your girl will decorate her own bookmark and summer reading log to keep track of all the great books she’ll read over break. Includes a doll-sized poster to take home.
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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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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1:15 p.m.
Scenic Chicago Lakefront Cruise and Dinner
Enjoy an enchanting evening with your girl in Chicago! Your special time together starts with a private Chicago’s First Lady® River Cruise along the Chicago lakefront to see the city’s incredible skyline! A Skyline Commentator will guide you through the design of some of the world’s most famous buildings along the river and lakefront and provide captivating stories about important and historical events. Then you’ll head back to American Girl Place for a delicious dinner at the Cafe. Round-trip transportation between our store and the cruise dock provided by Chicago Gray Line.
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Summer Flower Anklet Craft
Your girl can put her best—and most fashionable—foot forward. This free event will let her create a tropical anklet for herself using colorful paper flowers. She can also craft an anklet just for her doll!
Learn More
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!
Learn More
Friday, August 1, 2014
11:30 a.m.
Summer Author Tour: Meet Kathleen Ernst
Help your girl dive into summer reading with a visit to American Girl for a special appearance by Kathleen Ernst, who created the Caroline Abbott series about a brave girl growing up during the War of 1812. Kathleen will be greeting her fans and signing her books. We stock those books and lots of other books girls love, from heartwarming fiction to just-for-fun activities. Don’t miss it!
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2:00 p.m.
Summer Flower Anklet Craft
Your girl can put her best—and most fashionable—foot forward. This free event will let her create a tropical anklet for herself using colorful paper flowers. She can also craft an anklet just for her doll!
Learn More
7:30 p.m.
Summer Fun Celebration
Get set for sun and fun! During this event, your girl will enjoy a delicious meal, join in colorful activities, and make tropical crafts—including a mini beach tote for her doll. Plus, she’ll take home a special American Girl book and a set of Crayola® Fabric Markers!
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Saturday, August 2, 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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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Summer Reading Bookmark Craft
Celebrate summer reading with American Girl! At this craft event, your girl will decorate her own bookmark and summer reading log to keep track of all the great books she’ll read over break. Includes a doll-sized poster to take home.
Learn More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
1:15 p.m.
Scenic Chicago Lakefront Cruise and Dinner
Enjoy an enchanting evening with your girl in Chicago! Your special time together starts with a private Chicago’s First Lady® River Cruise along the Chicago lakefront to see the city’s incredible skyline! A Skyline Commentator will guide you through the design of some of the world’s most famous buildings along the river and lakefront and provide captivating stories about important and historical events. Then you’ll head back to American Girl Place for a delicious dinner at the Cafe. Round-trip transportation between our store and the cruise dock provided by Chicago Gray Line.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Summer Flower Anklet Craft
Your girl can put her best—and most fashionable—foot forward. This free event will let her create a tropical anklet for herself using colorful paper flowers. She can also craft an anklet just for her doll!
Learn More
Friday, August 8, 2014
7:30 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, August 10, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Scenic Chicago River Cruise
Enjoy an enchanting evening with your girl in Chicago! Your special time together starts at American Girl Place, where you’ll enjoy a delicious meal at the Cafe. Then you’ll embark on a private Chicago’s First Lady® River Cruise along the Chicago River to see the city’s incredible skyline! A docent from the Chicago Architecture Foundation will guide you through the design of some of the world’s most famous buildings along the riverfront, and provide captivating stories about important events the American Girl historical characters might have experienced. Round-trip bus transportation between American Girl Place and the cruise dock provided by Chicago Gray Line.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Summer Reading Bookmark Craft
Celebrate summer reading with American Girl! At this craft event, your girl will decorate her own bookmark and summer reading log to keep track of all the great books she’ll read over break. Includes a doll-sized poster to take home.
Learn More
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, August 14, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Summer Flower Anklet Craft
Your girl can put her best—and most fashionable—foot forward. This free event will let her create a tropical anklet for herself using colorful paper flowers. She can also craft an anklet just for her doll!
Learn More
Friday, August 15, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Celebrate Pets!
A girl’s pet is her “fur-ever” friend. And just like her doll, each pet’s personality is “paws-itively” unique! During this event, your girl will enjoy a delicious meal and fun activities that celebrate pets—including a color-in bandanna craft that shows off her American Girl pet’s one-of-a-kind style! Plus, she’ll take home a special book and a set of Crayola® Fabric Markers.
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Saturday, August 16, 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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Sunday, August 17, 2014
1:30 p.m.
American Girl Dinner and Dance Lesson at Ballet Chicago
A fantastic introduction to dance for your girl and a day you both will cherish. Ballet Chicago is an internationally recognized professional-track school of ballet. The afternoon class will focus on creativity, group interaction, motor skill development and the joy of self-expression. Then it’s back to American Girl for a delicious dinner in the Cafe. Transportation to and from the dance lesson is included.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Summer Reading Bookmark Craft
Celebrate summer reading with American Girl! At this craft event, your girl will decorate her own bookmark and summer reading log to keep track of all the great books she’ll read over break. Includes a doll-sized poster to take home.
Learn More
Thursday, August 21, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Summer Flower Anklet Craft
Your girl can put her best—and most fashionable—foot forward. This free event will let her create a tropical anklet for herself using colorful paper flowers. She can also craft an anklet just for her doll!
Learn More
Friday, August 22, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Summer Flower Anklet Craft
Your girl can put her best—and most fashionable—foot forward. This free event will let her create a tropical anklet for herself using colorful paper flowers. She can also craft an anklet just for her doll!
Learn More
5:30 p.m.
Summer Fun Celebration
Get set for sun and fun! During this event, your girl will enjoy a delicious meal, join in colorful activities, and make tropical crafts—including a mini beach tote for her doll. Plus, she’ll take home a special American Girl book and a set of Crayola® Fabric Markers!
Learn More
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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