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Chicago Cultural Center

2,992 Reviews

Chicago Cultural Center

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Combine a Chicago history lesson with supernatural tales for an ideal activity for adults and kids. Go back in time on the Gangsters and Ghosts tour to hear about Chicago in the roaring 1920’s when speakeasies around The Loop attracted notorious bootleggers and gangsters including Al Capone. See former gangster hangouts and haunted places like Congress Hotel, Palmer House, and Death Alley, with lively commentary from your historian guide.
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T&J wrote a review Feb 2021
Los Angeles, California256 contributions37 helpful votes
I loved everything about this place, from the architecture of the building (artwork in itself), to the beautiful, moving art installation I experienced, to the fact that all of this is free. I saw things that took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes. I laughed, I cried. I was reminded of the depths of the human experience and humbled and so very grateful that these talented artists had shared a piece of themselves with me. This is a special place and aptly located in the heart of Chicago, an accessible, culturally rich and wondrous city.
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Date of experience: March 2020
ParisWanderlust wrote a review Feb 2020
Paris114 contributions74 helpful votes
Chicago certainly has its share of outstanding building. This used to be the city’s public library and dates from the end of the 19th century. A gorgeous example of Beaux Arts architecture. You can wander around inside and admire the beautiful rooms, including a huge Tiffany dome. There are lots of activities including free concerts and a guided tour from Wed to Sat at 1.15 pm which is well worth it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Debbie R wrote a review Feb 2020
Los Angeles, California14 contributions28 helpful votes
The Chicago Cultural Center was originally occupied by the main library in downtown Chicago. It is now a cultural center, offering a variety of programs and concerts, many free to the public. Don’t miss the Tiffany glass dome on the 3rd floor or the magnificent dome on the 2nd floor.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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BJS wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
The Chicago Cultural Center was a nice experience. They have a Gun Violence Memorial Exhibit. This exhibit lets people from around the world tell the stories about their love one’s they have loss to gun violence. This building has a lot of architectural designs. The glass domes are nicely decorated with different stained glass artwork. The Original Chicago seal is still located inside the building. If you ever want to hear nice music go Bradley Hall located inside the building on Wednesday’s at noon.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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rlopez476@student.ccc.edu wrote a review Jan 2020
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The Chicago Cultural Center is a jewel to admire; may not be a high rise, but it offers many floors to which one can explore its beauty. The center offers many exhibitions that are free to the public but be sure to always check the website ahead of time before your visit. The center is also known for its 2 Tiffany domes, one is the Rotunda to the Grand Army of the Republic and the other in Preston Bradley Hall. Both Halls are decorated with intricate details that are unique to each. Also, a Venetian inspired bridge, a site to take in. A truly amazing place to visit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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