Chicago Cultural Center

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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9 expert recommendations


Condé Nast Traveler

Serves as a free cultural venue, hosting experimental dance, contemporary art, and live music (from chamber music to children’s concerts). Full review →

Don’t leave without getting a picture under the world’s largest stained glass Tiffany Dome.

Fodor's Tick Choice

Built in 1897 as the city's original public library, this huge building houses the Chicago Office of Tourism Visitor Information Center, as well as a gift shop, galleries, and a concert hall. Full review →


Frommer's 35

The Chicago Cultural Center was built in 1897 as the city's public library, and in 1991, it was transformed into a showplace for visual and performing arts. Full review →


Lonely Planet

This block-long building houses ongoing art exhibitions and foreign films, as well as jazz, classical and electronic dance music concerts at lunchtime (12:15pm weekdays). Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

This marvelous Neoclassical palazzo served as the city's first library when completed in 1897. Full review →


Not For Tourists

The spot for free lectures, exhibits, concerts, and movies. Full review →


On the Grid

This iconic landmark is a welcome center for visitors and Chicago residents alike. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Located in the Loop, the Chicago Cultural Center is known for both its impressive architecture and its free programming, which includes more than 1,000 events each year. Full review →



This national historic landmark is a showplace for the performing, literary and visual arts, featuring a huge variety of programs presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Full review →

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