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Elks National Memorial

2750 N Lakeview Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-2256
+1 773-755-4700
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Excellent venue to combine with a visit to Lincoln Park Zoo

The day I visited Lincoln Park Zoo, I had a few hours left to kill so I thought of exploring a... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
meshef
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London, United Kingdom
gorgeous

we went there in Chicago open house event, it's gorgeous inside, esp. there a room with very... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
ELKW
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United States
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A monument in the truest sense, the Elks National Memorial was built in 1926 to honor Americans whose profound sacrifices for the nation can never be recognized by mere words. With its massive dome, heroic sculptures and intricately detailed...more
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2750 N Lakeview Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-2256
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

The day I visited Lincoln Park Zoo, I had a few hours left to kill so I thought of exploring a little further ahead. Not very far from the zoo, I found this gem of a place - a memorial to participating members of World...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

we went there in Chicago open house event, it's gorgeous inside, esp. there a room with very elegant ceiling, and golden decoration. there is also an exhibition area in basement, displaying different cart in the parade for different years.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

I agree with the previous reviews on the beauty of this building. Wanted to add that the small parking lot to the left as you face the building has a few visitor spots. That is great as street parking is very difficult in this area.

Thank travelntom
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

The Elks Veterans Memorial is a treasure unknown to most Chicagoans. Yes, many know the building exists, but few ever go inside to encounter one of the most spectacular spaces in Chicago. This building dares to the 1920s and it was built to commemorate the...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

In the years after the first World War, numerous memorials were built to honor the sacrifice of those who died in service. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a fraternal organization, launched a competition to design a fitting memorial to its 1000+ fallen members....More

1  Thank Maureen S
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

We have walked by this building many times, but it is only open certain times (afternoons) so we finally stopped by on a rainy Saturday afternoon. We did not have much time so did not take an actual tour, but the ladies explained some of...More

Thank StanleyandMarie
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

We went here as Chicago had opened up all their venues for the public during one week. Didn't have any high expectations but ended up to be one of our favourites. Its quite off, but worth it. A truly beautiful space.

Thank DustyPink-Travels
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

JMJ Sorry to say I've missed this gem! How could I have missed this previously! Chicago Open House invites everyone to experience 200 of Chicago's finest architectural treasures and I noticed this on the list this week-end. Parking is always limited in this neighborhood so...More

Thank mother15
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This splendid building can pass you by. Wonderful exterior guarded by two fantastic bronze elks and inside is a vision to behold! The building is based on 'The Pantheon' and is laden with fantastic coloured marble from all around the world plus wonderful murals and...More

Thank Oddie J
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop by after Lincoln Park zoo trip. Free/donations in afternoons. The reception room has 2 massive oak tables we were told weigh 1,000 pounds each. They were pushed together to create a dining room scene for the movie Richie Rich which started Macaulay...More

Thank Jan S
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Stacey H
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Response from AlWalavich | Reviewed this property |
You can often find parking on the street quite near. There also is a smallish lot with some free guest parking just to the south of the building.
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