2017 Chicago Auto Show – Fun For Everyone From Star Wars Fans To Lego Kids And Car Lovers Of Any Age

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Disclosure:  KLY has been compensated for this post.

2017 Chicago Auto Show

When?  – Dates & Times

  • Feb. 11 – 19 (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
  • Feb. 20 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

Where?  - Location

McCormick Place 
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616

Ticket prices

Tickets are available at our McCormick Place ticket booths on public show days or online at ChicagoAutoShow.com and https://tickets.drivechicago.com. (Show box office closes one hour before the show closes.)

$13 for adults

$7 for seniors aged 62 and older

$7 for children 7-12

Free Admission for children 6 and younger when accompanied by a paying adult. Family members only.

Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 15-17. Show patrons who bring three cans of food will receive a coupon for a $7 adult admission. All food will be donated to A Safe Haven Foundation.

I’ve been to the Chicago Auto Show three times and am headed back there tomorrow!  Why?  It’s so much fun!  Our family is planning on buying a new car this year, but even if you aren’t, it is a blast to check out all the new vehicle choices, up-close and personal!  My daughter and a friend went with us one day and even two 11-year old girls had fun sitting behind the wheel of all different kinds of cars and trucks.

According to the Auto Show website:  “This year marks the 109th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.  The Chicago Auto Show utilizes more than 1 million square feet in the North and South Exhibit Halls of the McCormick Place complex. McCormick Place offers a total of 2.7 million square feet of exhibit halls with an additional 700,000 square feet of meeting room availability. Exhibitions include: multiple world and North American introductions; a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; sport utility vehicles; and experimental or concept cars. In total, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display. Additionally, attendees will also have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and project, antique and collector cars.”  We got in over 6,000 steps!

My press pass was sponsored by She Buys Cars – a fantastic website to learn more about specific models, safety features, and much more.  Be sure to check it out.  I was fortunate to be taken on a tour by the knowledgeable Scotty Reiss from She Buys Cars.  At a break I asked her about safety features – one of my top concerns for a new car.  If you are interested in learning about safety features, see minute 4 in this interview with Scotty.

Especially exciting in our tour was seeing the luxury brand, Genesis.

Also, learning of the introduction of the new Hyundai Elantra and Elantra GT.


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