Enjoy the Merchandise Mart

Enjoy the Merchandise Mart

At Shoreline Sightseeing, we know that Chicago is filled with so many wonderful places to see and experience. After enjoying one of our Chicago architectural boat tours, we encourage our guests to explore the city and everything it offers. This includes checking out the Merchandise Mart, a commercial retail location that offers plenty for you to see and do.

Design Center

Merchandise Mart view from Shoreline Siteseeing Boat

If you enjoy custom home furnishings, then you need to be sure to check out the Design Center at the Merchandise Mart. This is the largest resource in the world for custom furnishing. Come here to get ideas for your own space or to pick up a piece or two that would complement your home’s style.


Need something for your kitchen or bath, then head to LuxeHome. Once again, this offers the world’s largest collection of kitchen and bath items. Like the Design Center, you can either visit to do some window shopping, or you can actually make a few purchases to give your home a little update.


Every now and then, the Merchandise Mart is home to different shows or events. This can range from home furnishing shows to bridal shows. Be sure to check out the website for a current list of events or shows taking place.


Once you’re done shopping, be sure to fulfill your hunger by trying one of the many restaurants available on site. Whether you’re looking for some traditional American fare or something a little on the unique side, there is definitely something for you to check out and munch on.

Retail Shops

Besides the Design Center, there are plenty of other retailers who call the Merchandise Mart home. Basically, you can think of it as one giant mall that offers plenty of shopping opportunities for you.

Book Your Tour Today

Before you head to the Merchandise Mart, be sure to schedule your tour with Shoreline Sightseeing. View or schedule to see when tours are available, and then contact us online or by calling 312.222.9328 to book your tour. We can’t wait for you to see the Chicago skyline in a new way.