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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

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Great Place to Learn

Was in the area and heard a lot about the Illinois Holocaust Museum. So I went in. Need to return... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stan K
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Mundelein, Illinois
Worth the tears!

This was my first trip to a holocaust museum. I wasn't sure what to expect. The building itself is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liz S
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La Crosse, WI
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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...more
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9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077-1095
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited the Holocaust Museum this morning/afternoon. I saw the hologram and went through the exhibits. I thought it would just depress me. Not at all! I mean much of it was very depressing but I knew what happened. This puts faces (and voices) to...More

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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting! We're glad you enjoyed your Survivor Stories experience. The Last Goodbye (virtual reality experience) is limited to 12 people per day based on limited time and only one headset. You can reserve a time in advance on our website or at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in the area and heard a lot about the Illinois Holocaust Museum. So I went in. Need to return and spend more time. It was an eye opener of a part of history I knew very little about.

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Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Stan. We welcome you to return any time you can.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first trip to a holocaust museum. I wasn't sure what to expect. The building itself is large and intimidating. When you enter you pay (Veterans are free!) and then you put your belongings in a scanner and are patted down. The staff...More

Thank Liz S
Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Liz, thanks so much for your thoughtful words about our Museum. It can be an emotional experience for visitors such as yourself who take the time to truly understand the artifacts and the history.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is well organized, with rare, personal, unique, priceless items saved from destruction, with several themes through the entire center, combining amazing technological innovations which bring the events & the period to the viewer's level. It cannot be said to be enjoyable, but it...More

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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting, and thank you for appreciating the importance of artifacts in telling these stories.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in Illinois for almost 20 years. I never knew this existed. I stumbled on it on line looking for history museums. A friend and I went. It was one of the most well done museums and it took us about 5 hours...More

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Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words about the Museum. We are so glad you were able to make your time at the Museum valuable, and we invite you to come back any time you can.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many holocaust museums and exhibits, and I skipped this one even I live in town. Went went family was in from out of town and I was blown away — don’t miss i!!!

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

So I work in the area and have driven past multiple times. I wanted to visit since I really don't have a very good understanding of the holocaust other then what I learned in high school but I was scared it would be too intense...More

Thank Kat S
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Extremely moving experience that is well presented. The exhibit takes you from the rise of the Nazi party all the way through the horrors of the concentration camps and beyond. The entire museum is well planned and so interesting and informative. Plan on spending a...More

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Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Gary. "Stories of Survival" is a distillation of what our museum is all about - telling compelling stories to inform visitors and empower them to combat hatred and prejudice. Come back any time.

Reviewed 20 July 2018

This was my first visit to the museum for the opening of a new exhibit- Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory. The photographer and museum staff did an amazing job with personal items brought to America by survivors of the Holocaust and genocide. They are...More

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Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words! We are glad to hear that our new Stories of Survival exhibit has made an impact and that you plan on returning to our Museum. Please let us know if you have questions about a future visit or would...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018

First of all, I have to say make sure you give yourself plenty of time to go through the entire main exhibit. There is so much to read and look at, it's easy for the time to runaway with you. With that said, this is...More

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Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you for your positive review! We're sorry to hear you did not have enough time to get through our main exhibit- we hope to see you again sometime and would also encourage you to visit our new Stories of Survival exhibit!

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katb28
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Response from JCMcG47 | Reviewed this property |
$10 for seniors.
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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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