MARTY by McCormick Square

Download the Official App!

An Insider’s Guide to McCormick Square

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) invites you to download our official smartphone app, MARTY by McCormick Square. This one-of-its-kind app is designed to be an insider’s guide to McCormick Square, helping our visitors to learn more about all that the McCormick Square campus and surrounding neighborhoods have to offer.

Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat or to spend 30 minutes between conference sessions, MARTY can help you find Chicago’s hidden gems and local favorites with its GPS-guided directions. This app is inclusive of establishments both on the McCormick Square campus and the surrounding neighborhoods, covering two miles in each direction. It includes the following categories:

  • Attractions (Discover the best things to do in the area and ideas to occupy your time between conference sessions or ballgames.)
  • Mind & Body (Find ways to relax during your conference without leaving the area.)
  • Food & Drink (Chicago is known for being a foodie city, so get out there and enjoy it!)
  • Services (Need a dry cleaner? Pick up a prescription? We have you covered.)
  • Events (Check out the events in the area and experience Chicago like a local.)

The app is available now on iTunes for iOS and Google Play for Android devices. Download and start exploring today!

Fun Fact

In May 2013 McCormick Place announced that it will be the largest convention center in North America committed to producing 100% of its electricity from wind energy.

We are no longer just a building, we are a community


Fun Fact

McCormick Square is the site of the 2012 NATO Summit. The event brought together more than 60 heads of state to discuss security in the Euro-Atlantic area. This was the largest gathering of world leaders in the United States since the formation of the United Nations after World War II.
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