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Baha'i House of Worship

100 Linden Ave, At Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091-2879
+1 847-853-2300
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Amazing place

Fell in love with the architecture and the peaceful atmosphere of the temple. I went alone for some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mariana M
via mobile
Architectural and spiritual marvel near Lake Michigan

The Bahá’í House of Worship is a sacred spot open to all faiths and all people, 365 days a year... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Orgiva9
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Evanston, Illinois
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A special mix of quartz and white cement was developed for the intricate ornamentation on the nine-sided, domed structure.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sheridan road” (16 reviews)
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100 Linden Ave, At Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091-2879
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"sheridan road"
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"beautiful temple"
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"purple line"
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"baha'i faith"
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"visitor center is"
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"spiritual place"
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"intricate designs"
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"quiet contemplation"
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"northwestern university"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fell in love with the architecture and the peaceful atmosphere of the temple. I went alone for some mind thinking and it was simply the perfect place to find myself.

Thank Mariana M
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The Bahá’í House of Worship is a sacred spot open to all faiths and all people, 365 days a year from 6am to 10pm. It is a sacred space, opened in 1953 and is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places in the U.S....More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is the beautiful architecture right on the water front of Lake Michigan surrounded with beautiful landscape. It is the only temple in US. and one of the nine temples around the world.If you are in Chicago, you should not miss this place.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Visually stunning and soul nurturing You can walk around the beautiful gardens and/or enter the worship area for added inspiration

Thank reddrass
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

The architecture is splendid and the visitor centre explains the construction and use of the temple. The temple itself is completely silent unlike other temples. Probably best to visit on a sunny day to get the true splendour.

Thank greghert
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

it had been many decades since I visited Baha'i House of Worship. I went in so the gardens were not at its peak ( summer is truly best for that). The building itself has beautiful designs inside and outside - I only took pictures outside

Thank 53Ruta_R
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The Baha'i was absolutely breathtaking. The intricate carvings on the outside and the high ceilings inside took my breath away. I loved the message that the people who worship here spread and I was warmly welcomed when I visited. The grounds are beautiful and well...More

Thank rpsanti123
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Highly recommended! Without reservation. The story of the building this lovely house of worship is very interesting. It was a true labor of love. The architecture is outstanding, both on the inside and out. The building is beautiful and photographically highly interesting.

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This beautiful structure with its newly renovated gardens is an absolute gem. The view looking upward from the sanctuary is particularly spectacular, but be prepared to accommodate those who are there for worship. Hospitable members of the faith will welcome you and provide tours, including...More

1  Thank aestheticangel
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

As the skyscrapers of the city gradually fall away while traveling north, this magnificent structure peacefully punctuates the blue expanse of the sky. Approaching it by car is a fascinating voyage, brought to fruition only by getting and and walking among its pristine steps to...More

Thank Matty_Stuart
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Faizi J
10 February 2018|
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Response from Barbiedollstar | Reviewed this property |
Depends upon traffic conditions which are very congested. I would allow at least 50 minutes to be on the safe side. Also it is much better to go on a sunny, nice day. There is much to see outside and inclement weather can... More
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Response from SteveLicata | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is access from the Visitor Center just west of the temple. Ask an usher and they will take you to the rear basement entrance (not open to the general public). There is an elevator that can take you to the... More
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Response from Cristina S | Reviewed this property |
I believe Uber would Be a good option.
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