Baha'i House of Worship

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5 expert recommendations


Fodor's Tick Choice

Your mouth is sure to drop to the floor the first time you lay eyes on this stunning structure. Full review →

The visitor center has exhibits explaining the faith; here you can also ask for a guide to show you around.

Frommer's 33

The gleaming white stone temple, designed by the French-Canadian Louis Bourgeois and completed in 1953, is essentially a soaring, nine-sided, 135-foot dome, draped in a delicate lacelike facade... Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

The lacy, opalescent dome of the Baha'i temple will startle you as you cross from Evanston to Wilmette on Sheridan Road. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

This is one of only seven Bahai temples on earth and just one in the Western Hemisphere, built for the more than five million people worldwide who practice the ecumenical religion...Bahai Faith. Full review →



North America’s only Baha’i temple and one of only seven in the world, this glimmering structure with lace-like ornamentation is across from Lake Michigan in the northern suburb of Wilmette Full review →

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