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Address: 100 Linden Ave., At Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091-2879
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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A special mix of quartz and white cement was developed for the intricate...

A special mix of quartz and white cement was developed for the intricate ornamentation on the nine-sided, domed structure.

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Atheist here, but a lover of temples and religious architecture. This temple is Ah-mazing. Just barely north of Chicago and the only one of its kind on North America, it is a must... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Atheist here, but a lover of temples and religious architecture. This temple is Ah-mazing. Just barely north of Chicago and the only one of its kind on North America, it is a must see. The acoustics for the choral ceremony are amazing and the space is decidedly uplifting. Open to the public daily, all are welcome.

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Evanston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing place is one of the 7 Temples for North America. I have never seen a building where the concrete is similar to lace. The door are open to everyone. The new welcome and information center is a wonderful source of information for people of all ages. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the experience. The gorgeous gardens and... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is very much different to others I had seen before. I never heard of that kind of temples until that day and I found it quite interesting. Es un templo completamente diferente a los que había visto anteriormente. No había escuchado nada de esos templos antes de ese día y me pareció bastante interesante.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We stopped here en-route to Evanston to explore this grand structure. The visitor information centre offers some good information to read through as well as a movie about how the House of Worship came to be. After watching we walked around the dome and were amazed. It is right opposite Lake Michigan. Unfortunately the gardens were under snow, I would... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love the garden's here. Full of amazing flowers and trees. Great place to sit and meditate. Peaceful and quiet surroundings with birds and butterflies. Photographer's dream.

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Thank WeThereYet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A nice and beautiful temple. You feel in peace there. Because I'm not a religious kind of person I didn't know and realized that there was a temple and a religion that concentrate congregated and opened to all religions. A place to visit for an hour.

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Thank Afonso P
Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Stunningly beautiful building, architectural wonder, and iconic for the northern suburbs. There are only 7 Bahai Temples in the world, and the religious information is offered through their educational center. Visitors can find out as much as they want, or as little as they want, about the religion. Beautiful garden and surroundings.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Beautiful, inspiring, architecture and gardens. I have been all over the world and have never seen anything like it. Bonus: its free!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Beautiful building, and grounds at any time of year.This is a good landmark to to for on your way into Chicago.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stopped here for a brief time recently with a group of tour planners. I was stunned when we walked up to it. The architecture is amazing and unique, so intricate. Inside, in the auditorium, you cannot speak or take pictures, and it was great to sit quietly and look at the inscriptions and just soak in the peaceful atmosphere.

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