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Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute

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Address: 2126 S Archer Ave, Chinatown Square by the Zodiac Animal Statues, Chicago, IL 60616-1536
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+1 312-842-1988
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We host public and private events relating to Chinese culture and the...

We host public and private events relating to Chinese culture and the history of Chinatown. Please contact us if you wish to host a private event or tour. Below is a list of our public events:

Public Walking Tours are available in the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings starting at 10:00 am.

We also offer Dumpling Making Lunch/Dinner for adults and children under 12.

We also arrange private events all times of year for groups of all sizes. Private groups can take a group tour of Chinatown either walking or on their bus, enjoy a food or medicine tour, get lunch, learn how to make dumplings, kites, or paper cut art. Experience a Tai Chi class and much more.

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Authentic Chinese Culture

If you want the real deal and a fantastic window into Chicago's vibrant Chinese community, look no further than the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute! Knowledable, passionate... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want the real deal and a fantastic window into Chicago's vibrant Chinese community, look no further than the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute! Knowledable, passionate, helpful and tireless are just a few words to describe their staff and commitment to client satisfaction. Couldn't recommend them more highly!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

CCCI has great walks and events-really fun. The folks who run CCCI, as well as the staff, are all knowledgeable and interesting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While lunching with friends in Chinatown, stopped in to view the historic memorabilia of Chicago's Chinatown and enjoyed reading the stories of families from this community and learning about the evolution of Chinatown.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're interested in Chinese culture, you can learn everything there is with CCCI. However, I miss the monthly Chopstix Club! Each month a different part of China was showcased with an authentic multicourse dinner and a lecture about the region. This would also be a great group to travel to China with.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have taken the CCCI tour multiple times both on my own and with visiting friends and family from out of town. Chicago's Chinatown is such a fascinating place, and few people really know the history behind its beginnings. The CCCI tours are staffed with the kindest most knowledgeable tour guides a person could hope to have. If you are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chicago Chinese Cultural Event is one of the best events I have attended. It is gracious in the way it is organized and the way it is presented. The food is traditional and lends a real sense that you are visiting China. It is a "not to miss" event.

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Amelia, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a small group on a Girl Scout trip to Chicago, with high school age kids. The guide was well informed and pointed out a lot about the history of the Chinese area, including details about the buildings that we would not have learned without the tour. Our guide spoke clearly and spoke English well. She was friendly and... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Annually for the past eight years, my Chinese language students will participate in Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute's Chinatown Guided Walking Tour. The program is amazing! Consistently, the tours are lead by energetic, knowledgeable and passionate about Chinese culture tour guides. Some are not Chinese heritage speakers studying Chinese! They are great role models for my Chinese language students to put... More 

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An extended informative tour with a guide who knows the neighborhood from years of involvement. This tour had a genuine feel of being based on his knowledge and experience, not driven by sponsors determining the spots. Refreshing in that sense.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Thoroughly enjoyed the dinners that served delicious food and sharing the cultural traditions. Highly recommend their services. ELAINE P

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