Chicago Cultural Center

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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8 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@2x 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. Once the central public library, it shifted to a public arts and events center in 1977. In addition to... 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 →

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