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Chicago Cultural Center: Tours & Tickets

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The Chicago Cultural Center is the nation's first free municipal cultural center and one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building, opened in 1897 as the city's first public library, is home to two magnificent...more
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78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-4801
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The Chicago Cultural Center is really a must visit if your are interested in unique architecture, fabulous tile work or just a great public space. The building was once a library as is evidenced by the remarkable tile work inlays. The Tiffany dome is remarkable. They have
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There are so many more well known fun things to do in Chicago the Chicago Cultural Center may get overlooked but be sure to visit, you will not be sorry. The building was built near the turn of the century as has one of the largest Tiffany glass domes in the world. The mosaics
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This beautiful space may get overlooked by some but it is so worth a stop! The architecture and the tile work throughout the building are amazing. And stop by to see the very moving special exhibit in tribute to those who have died in Chicago. Beautiful tribute.
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Enjoyed our walk to the various levels of this beautiful building. Very fortunate to see a lovely performance by Ballet Chicago and Merit School of Music on Nov. 21/19. Building tour is free.
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What are you waiting for? This space is beautiful and accessible but also gives a sense of the glories of a city at the height of the industrial 19th century. There is always an exhibit or two and the architecture is spot on for its time. Definitely make this a part of your
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