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World Model Expo 2017 Chicago Offers Attendees Much to See During the Event

The city of Chicago offers visitors to the international triennial World Model Expo a wide variety of options for dining, entertainment, shopping and ease of transportation for their visit to the largest gathering of artists creating and displaying miniature figures, dioramas, vehicles, ships, planes and fantasy subjects.

Chicago, IL, May 24, 2017 --( Artists and visitors will be attending the triennial World Model Expo 2017 in Chicago July 7 through 9 at the historic Chicago Hilton at 720 S. Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park. It will be at the center of the painted miniature world inside the hotel and just steps away from world-class dining, entertainment, shopping and more. The hotel has hosted many notables, including Queen Elizabeth II and Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy along with a host of others from all walks of life.

Chicago is one of the most walk-able cities in the U.S. and is easy to reach by taxi and car services along with bus and rail from the city’s two major airports, O’Hare and Midway (which offer many direct flights from all over the world). Union Station is a major rail hub offering another option to reach the show. The Hilton is walking distance to the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile shopping strip, the Pritzker Military Library and Museum, and Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain. Some of the finest restaurants in the world are nearby. Taxi and public transportation provide easy access to the Museum of Science and Industry, Navy Pier, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, the Wrigley Field, and other world-famous attractions.

The World Model Expo Chicago 2017 website ( offers much information about all the available experiences beyond the exhibit halls such as boat and architectural tours, museum information, shopping and of course dining as Chicago was named by Conde Nast Traveler in May 2017 as “the best restaurant city in America right now,” going on to name the city’s top 19 restaurants.

For More Information, contact WME2017 Secretary Jim DeRogatis at or Publicity Chairman Mark Matz at and visit
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Military Miniature Society of Illinois
Mark Matz
Pat Vess or Jim DeRogatis
630-730-2492 or

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