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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
A most interesting building, beautiful architectural and very interesting history. A under utilized free tour according to our tour guide but a very interesting place with art exhibits and beautiful decor. Do go worth the visit.
A hidden gem...not many know about it....the information centre desk is so helpful ..took a lift to Preston Bradley Hall..named after a famous theologian.the dome is of stained glass known as Tiffany dome surmounted on pillars n walls made up of decorative mosaics..
It's next to impossible to describe here in detail what important role Chicago Cultural Center plays in the cultural life of the city. Its long and rich history (it opened in 1897) is in all historic books and encyclopedias.
Today it is a very public...More
We enjoyed walking through the Chicago Cultural Center on our recent visit to Chicago. What a lovely building, a former library. I loved the magnificent ceilings and domes and tile. What a fine structure to enjoy on our visit to Chicago!
Having been in Chicago many times, we'd never stopped by the Cultural Center until last visit. Wish we'd gone before. The building is absolutely beautiful. Make sure you visit all the floors - cool exhibitions, and the windows, ceilings and fixtures themselves alone are worth...More
Jack C. led this free, informative and fun stroll around downtown Chicago. He immediately bonded with all the walkers based upon his own travels to their cities/countries around the world, and his passion for the city's history was infectious. (He even described distances in metric...More
We stopped by the cultural center after walking through Millenium Park and checking out Cloud Gate. The building was quite beautiful with two glass domes, one made with Tiffany glass. We were thankful for the AC and the clean restrooms which are hard to find...More
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.