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Chicago Cultural Center

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TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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Top 1% in Chicago About the TripExpert Score

7 expert recommendations

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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.
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Fodor's Tick@2x 6171d377f4bdf64b73cd1497a953795e983e401b43d55aa4aa744f373ea2f30b 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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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Michelin Guide 54

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

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Not For Tourists

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

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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 →

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