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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077-1095
+1 847-967-4800
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Allow more time than you think -- there's a lot to read and see

This collection of permanent and temporary exhibitions is not something you can -- or should... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
binduAustralia
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Melbourne, Australia
Talk to Survivors by Hologram

1st off, I seldom award five stars. But the new Take a Stand program is an exception. Holocaust... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brent45
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Chicago, Illinois
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Designed by renowned architect Stanley Tigerman, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is one of Chicagoland's premier attractions. The Museum uses lessons from the Holocaust to focus attention on contemporary issues of genocide, intolerance, and inhumanity at home and worldwide.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077-1095
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This collection of permanent and temporary exhibitions is not something you can -- or should -- allocate a couple of hours to, and do it any justice. Probably half a day, or four hours at the very least. We had about three hours and what...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st off, I seldom award five stars. But the new Take a Stand program is an exception. Holocaust survivors were extensively interviewed and video-recorded to produce life-like, 3D hologram images. You can ask questions of them, such as “what happened to your family?” And they...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jewish or not - you must see it. First section of the museum (dark part) is well balanced by the rest (light part). You will leave this great educational place with a lot of sad reflections, but also with hope for better future of the...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Our visit to the Holocaust Museum was a positive one. The place is well laid-out and it has a number of informative exhibits. This museum does not have nearly the number of true artifacts that the Washington DC Holocaust Museum has, and it pales in...More

Thank Hugh K
Amanda B, Guest Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Hugh, Thanks for your visit to the museum and your review. We are thankful you enjoyed your experience and appreciate your feedback on the special exhibits. If you ever get the chance to come back, I think you might appreciate our newest permanent exhibit,...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I help to chaperone 23 students from four Louisville, KY synagogues to the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. The museum was brilliantly and moving designed. Our docent, Barbara presented a compelling and age appropriate introduction to our students. They also had the opportunity to meet...More

1  Thank Stan M
Amanda B, Guest Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are glad you enjoyed the museum and found the visit worthwhile. We agree with you; Our survivor stories make a large impact on our visitors. We love that we can provide that experience.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

While this museum got a lot of attention when it first opened, it still feels hidden as many locals haven't visited it. I have gone 3 times and am grateful to have such remembrance of history preserved in my town. There is family friendly options...More

Thank nickiwms
Amanda B, Guest Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, and for recognizing all the museum has to offer. We are excited about our new permanent exhibit, The Take a Stand Center - recently named by Smithsonian Magazine as a top exhibit in the world

Reviewed 5 October 2017

I was greeted by friendly and sincere museum hosts, but I went straight to the basement to see the Bill Graham exhibit, which was so awesome I wish I saw it sooner so I could recommend it far and wide for a longer time. It...More

1  Thank Lynn8894
Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi there, Thanks for your great note! Due to popular demand, the Museum has extended the run of "Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution." The exhibition will now be in Chicagoland through January 7, 2018, before it tours to the Rock & Roll...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Well worth the ride to Skokie for this museum. The building itself is impressive--with an exterior fountain identifying the many individuals who helped shield victims, endangering their own lives. The interior contains a variety of permanent exhibitions as well as temporary ones. The museum was...More

1  Thank Susan S
Amanda B, Guest Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

I was there for 3 hours and was not sorry to have ridden 2 trains and one bus from downtown Chicago in order to get there. The display and the videos were very emotional I highly recommend it for all faiths.

1  Thank seliyakim
Amanda B, Guest Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed. For those reading this, we are at the very edge of the city, about 15-20 minutes from the loop by car and also accessible by public transportation. We also have loads of free parking.

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Over the years, I have visited several Holocaust memorial museums (Washington, DC and New York) and memorials such as the thought-provoking one in Portland, OR's Washington Park, but I have to say that the unique approach to showing visitors both the lead up to the...More

1  Thank MikeGPortland
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katb28
3 November 2016|
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Response from Barbiedollstar | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this is over a year ago and I do not remember.
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Stephanie2274
12 September 2015|
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Response from Anne C | Property representative |
Dear Stephanie, Of course please bring your loved ones to the Museum. We welcome everyone. -Anne, Illinois Holocaust Museum
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