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“Highlight of the Tastebud Tour”

Chicago Cultural Center
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Ranked #15 of 649 things to do in Chicago
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Detroit, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Highlight of the Tastebud Tour”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

One of the most beautiful buildings in The Loop, especially the Tiffany glass dome!!!

Visited February 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth the look”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

We went to see the tiffany chandeliers, and were also wowed with the beautiful tiles and historic decor. There was actually 2 weddings going on while we were there, and I could see why. Classic and beautiful, as well an interesting story

Visited July 2011
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Aurora, il
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
“special special special”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

free, unique offerings, in the heart of so many other things. don't pass it up. wed noon free classical concerts. many other concerts. fabulous small art exhibits. wonderful special needs artist studio and store. visitors center, senior center. near hottix, EL. true hub for chicago and visitors.

Visited March 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
“Great architecture and exhibits - for FREE”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

The Chicago Cultural Center is a great, free cultural center that not only hosts great exhibits, part of which by local artsists, but also literally houses great architecture. Originally a library, this building among other great architecutre features a Tiffany's glass in steel dome. It also has a great view of Millennium Park. This building was sheduled to be demolished; thank god it wasn't! A definite must-see when in Chicago.

TIP: this building also houses the Chicago Greeters, locals that will give you a tour of the loop/magnificent mile/Millennium park absolutely for free.

Visited February 2012
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Mankato, Minnesota
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“Quality exhibits.”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion to the Chicago Cultural Center. Admission is free, and the exhibits within very interesting. Well worth putting on your list.

Visited February 2012
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