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Museum of Broadcast Communications

360 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5411
+1 312-245-8200
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Museum of Broadcast Communications

Went into the city to see the new Saturday Night Live Experience as well as the permanent exhibit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bfindysz
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Tzuba, Israel
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Go see the SNL Exhibition!!!

My review is limited to the SNL exhibition at the museum. It was fantastic! Go see it. Worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
crbguy
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Texas
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The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is one of only three broadcast museums in America and home to the nation’s only Radio Hall of Fame. The Museum will re-open in its new 70,000-square-foot facility on State and Kinzie Streets in 2006.
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360 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5411
Near North Side
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went into the city to see the new Saturday Night Live Experience as well as the permanent exhibit at the relatively new venue of this older museum. The SNL Experience was absolutely phenomenal, well-worth the bother of driving in snow and finding parking downtown. After...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My review is limited to the SNL exhibition at the museum. It was fantastic! Go see it. Worth every penny and a great way to spend an hour or two.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was a really good exhibit. i was skeptical at first but found it very worth while. It brought back many great memories.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

The Good: The SNL exhibit, lots of costumes, videos, historical items, placards to read. The Bad: The actual museum seems to be heavily favoring Chicago broadcast history which was not great for someone outside the area, mainly just a bunch of placards to read and...More

2  Thank WICampFamily
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

I didn't even know this museum (which sits nearly adjacent to the river) existed until I saw a notice about the Saturday Night Live Exhibit (which will be there until the Fall of 2018). It's worth going for that - very cool exhibit showing how...More

1  Thank travelgames
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Not much else to add to the previous comments about the current SNL ehibit - a bit pricey but very well done! Spent about 90 minutes winding my way from Monday morning-Saturday night and enjoyed every room. Unfortunately, as others have mentioned, the temperature control...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I am huge SNL fan and found this to be one of the biggest rip off's I have ever experienced. If it was $10 a person it may be ok, but $25 a person and it was like a cheesy high school tour of pictures...More

2  Thank chrishY5418YN
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The SNL exhibit is tons of fun, way more than we expected. You get to walk through two floors of SNL memorabilia and you can sit on the couch in Wayne's World etc. At the end, you can sit in a fake Studio 8H and...More

1  Thank Karen L
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the SNL exhibit but I was not impressed by the rest of the museum. It seemed like it was geared towards locals of a certain age. The rest of the museum was just not relevant to me. The SNL exhibit, on the other...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

As big SNL fans making a weekend trip to Chicago for a concert, we made time in our day to stop into the museum of broadcast communications to check it out. I was a little shocked at the price. It was $25 a person which...More

2  Thank Lindsay C
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Response from Diane K | Reviewed this property |
I would say 1 to 2 hours - depending on how in depth you spend reading each exhibit. Last weekend we attended a play at the museum relating to facts around the JFK assassination which was interesting. It is held in the... More
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