The Chicago Auto Show is back in town and opened to the public today at 10 a.m. The show takes place in the North and South Halls of McCormick Place (2301 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616) from February 8 to 17. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except that final Sunday, when the show closes its doors at 8 p.m.
Some fast facts you need to know before you go:
- Tickets cost $13 for adults, $8 for seniors and kids ages 7 to 12.
- Parking in the McCormick Place lots will usually cost $25 ($11 after 6 p.m.).
- Need directions? Check out the directions, parking and public transportation link on the Chicago Auto Show website.
- Plan your auto show attack before you go by studying the show floor map.
- Don't want to pay full price for your ticket? Check out these discount days.
If you are looking for a little advice on what to see, I wrote a couple stories for the Chicago Tribune this year on the six hottest vehicles on display and the four biggest newsmakers revealed during the media days.
As always, there's a lot to see and do at the Chicago Auto Show with four test tracks, available test drives and more than 1,000 cars on the show floor. So, wear comfy shoes and be prepared to walk. A lot.
Enjoy, and let me know what your favorite car at the show is this year in the comments.
Mine: The Jaguar F-Type.