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Chicago Cultural Center

78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-4801
+1 312-744-3316
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The Chicago Cultural Center is the nation's first free municipal cultural center and one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building, opened in 1897 as the city's first public library, is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes, and annually presents hundreds of free cultural exhibits and performances. Admission is free.
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78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-4801
Downtown / The Loop
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"tiffany dome"
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"beautiful building"
in 240 reviews
"public library"
in 124 reviews
"art exhibits"
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"preston bradley hall"
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"mosaic work"
in 37 reviews
"stained glass domes"
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"millennium park"
in 169 reviews
"architectural gem"
in 32 reviews
"free tour"
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"civil war"
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"free concerts"
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"open to the public"
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"worth a stop"
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"the loop"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great tour that we found all by accident when you walked yeah there is an information desk you should definitely definitely definitely take the tour it’s about an hour or so and we had a tour guy named Judith who was the best...More

Thank maverickfile
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful experience! Would definitely recommend. There is so much rich history to learn about this beautiful place.

Thank 215JacquelineT
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see for any bibliophile. The building used to be the public library, so the walls have mosaics of authors’ names, quotes about reading, and different alphabets. The mosaics are painstakingly and gorgeously crafted, and of course the famous Tiffany dome is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion, a must visit place if you are visiting Chicago. The Tiffany glass dome is beautifully crafted with stained glass and there are also many inscription on the walls. Once you are under the dome, you will feel that you are surrounded by...More

Thank 386imtiaza
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to take the ramp to the upper floor. An amazing example of artistic mosaics done with real gem stones. I can’t believe this used to be a library and at one time they wanted to tear it down. I am so glad it...More

Thank TravelingNana63
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Numerous art exhibits are located on three floors including performances in a ballroom containing a stained glass dome.

Thank MagicalDays
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cultural arts Center is a free place to visit and enjoy a self-guided tour. It has such cool architecture that it is a must see. They also iconic Chicago art on display.

Thank Alyssa M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Centre is lovely and has breath-taking ceilings. Well worth a stop between the river and the Park.

Thank Hooggenoeg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a couple of rooms with beautiful ceilings. Really worth the visit. Also there are lots of other exhibitions etc. going on you can see in the building. The locals organise free walking tours of downtown chicago and of the park- approach them in...More

Thank MrMidland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why visit * Great historic architecture: sweeping stairwells, vaulted ceilings, marble, mosaics, stained glass, photo opportunities * Great number and variety of exhibits which change regularly so you can visit again and again. Historic and artistic. Sometimes interactive. * Great on a hot or cold...More

Thank revlisad
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Arnold T
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Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
You might call them and ask that question. I can’t help you.
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Joseline N
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Response from srhorer | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I took pictures inside
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Jennifer J
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Response from 507adventurelover | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are elevators to access the upper floors.
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