The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is located at 5555 North River Rd. in Rosemont, just south of the Kennedy Expressway and east of Chicago O’Hare International Airport and the Tri-State Tollway. Main parking lot, behind the Embassy Suites Hotel Parking is across from the Center, directly behind the Embassy Suites Hotel. Garage Parking is available. Handicapped spaces are located at our main parking lot, behind the Embassy Suites Hotel, which is accessible to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center through our elevated walkway.
Guests with Tickets
All visitors with tickets are encouraged to arrive in advance of your event start time and allow extra travel time to Rosemont.
DES Rosemont is accessible by a number of public-transportation options. To learn more, call 312-836-7000 or use the CTA’s trip-planner at www.transitchicago.com. For travel from suburbs, call Pace Suburban Bas at 847-364-8130.
CTA ‘L’ STATION
The Rosemont/O’Hare – “L” Blue line stop at the Rosemont/River Road station, which is about a few blocks from Rosemont Convention Center. When exiting station, walk towards River Road then make a left walking south, destination and entrance will be on the left hand side.
5801 N. River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018
10005 Balmoral Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018
PACE provides twelve pace bus lines serving Rosemont daily. These are #221 Wolf Rd, #223 Elk Grove, #230 South Des Plaines, #303 Forest Park, #326 West Irving Park, #332 York Rd, #600 Northwest Express (provides weekday rush hour), #606 Northwest Limited, #610 Prairie Stone Express, #616 The Chancellory Connection, #811 Rosemont Entertainment Circulator and the #895 95th St. Schaumburg Express.
From Chicago on the Kennedy (I-90)
Exit O’Hare (I-190 West), exit River Rd., turn right at River Rd. Convention Center is approximately 2 blocks on the left.
From Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Proceed east to Chicago on I-190. Exit at River Rd. south. Convention center is approximately 1 block on the left.
From Milwaukee on 294 South and from Rockford on 90 East
Exit at O’Hare (I-190 West), pay toll, exit Mannheim Rd. south. Proceed in right lane, re-enter east to Chicago I-190, proceed 1 mile, exit River Rd. south. Convention Center is on the left.
From Indiana on 294 North
Exit O’Hare/River Rd. (I-190 West), pay toll. Exit left after toll plaza to River Rd. Turn right at River Rd. Convention Center is approximately 3 blocks on the left. Rosemont Theatre on the right.
OR… Exit at Balmoral ramp. This Exist is an I-Pass ramp only. No attendant on duty. Turn right at the light, Theatre is on your right. Turn Left at River Rd. to DES CC.
Return to 294 North from Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and Rosemont Theatre
Balmoral Ave. west to Mannheim Rd. north to I-190 east to Chicago. One-half mile to 294 north to Wisconsin.
Return to 294 South from Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and Rosemont Theatre
River Rd. south to Balmoral (Rosemont Theatre), turn right (west) to 294 south.
Taxi Cabs or UBER are allowed to pick-up/drop-off guests in the Front Entrance. For taxi service, please call (800) TAXI-CAB. After most events, there will be a taxi stand located outside Main Entrance.
Rosemont Parking Garages
Rosemont’s garage is located south of Bryn Mawr Ave and west of River Rd. Please take Williams Street and cross River Road to enter the DES Convention Center