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If you need help planning your stay, getting around, or figuring out what to do in Chicago — we’ve got your back. Our handy visitor centers, printed guides, online resources, and apps have all the tips, tricks, and resources you’ll need.

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This visitor information center is conveniently located in the city’s downtown area.

Macy’s on State Street Visitor Information Center

Macy’s, one of the largest department stores in the world, is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stop by for free brochures, multilingual maps, and complimentary concierge services. The friendly team can help you navigate the city, plan customized itineraries, book a tour, and make dinner reservations.

The team also can assist with purchasing a Go Chicago® Card to save on admission to top attractions and tours. Don’t forget to pick up your 10% Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass while you’re there. Macy’s, 111 N. State St., main floor

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Chicago Visitors Guide

Choose Chicago’s free must-have guide immerses you in the city’s attractions, restaurants, hotels, events, and more.

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Designed for the urban explorer and cultural traveler, this free app allows you to explore like a local and learn the real stories behind each city block.

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