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Baha'i House of Worship

100 Linden Ave, At Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091-2879
+1 847-853-2300
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My friends saw some scenic pictures of the outside and we decided to check it out. The main hall... read more

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A TripAdvisor Member
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Interesting architecture

I take visitors from out of town here -- it adds nice variety to the usual tourist places. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen M
Evanston, Illinois
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A special mix of quartz and white cement was developed for the intricate ornamentation on the nine-sided, domed structure.
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100 Linden Ave, At Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091-2879
+1 847-853-2300
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friends saw some scenic pictures of the outside and we decided to check it out. The main hall itself is very simply a dome with many pews. The grounds outside are very well kept. It would be beautiful for wedding pictures. The guide we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I take visitors from out of town here -- it adds nice variety to the usual tourist places. The architecture is interesting, and the museum they have is informative.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful attraction that leaves one in awe of the inside and outside architectural structure. It is also informative of what the Baha'i faith is about. This is a great place for anyone who wants to learn and enjoys beauty.

Thank Barbiedollstar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had visited the Baha'i temple years ago on my first visit to Chicago and wanted to see it again so we made the trek from downtown to the Wilmette/Evanston area to see it. It's one of only a few official places of worship in...More

Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty but not for me. Very quiet but does not feel like a spiritual place. Nice gardens and very nice staff.

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is stunning. At first glimpse one is in awe of its grandeur and architecture. Once inside, you feel humbled and yet comforted with the silence of such a magnificent space. Do yourself a favour and make it a point of visiting this glorious...More

Thank jermwall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bahai Temple in suburban Wilmette is one of those cultural places that are easily missed but well worth a visit. Dedicated in 1953 the temple, one of just 10 in the world and the only in North America, sits at a high point overlooking...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Whether you visit as part of the Baha'i faith or just as one interested in the art, architecture or the Baha'i religion, this is a must see attraction for anybody visiting the northern Chicago suburbs. The gardens are beautiful, the building striking and there is...More

Thank 2thjockey
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Very few people know about the Baha'i faith and they drive by this beautiful building wondering what it is. Don't. The religion is one of peace and tolerance that comes from Persia which has shown it neither tolerance nor peace. When in Chicago, stop here...More

Thank Bornstlaw
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Driving up to this amazing structure took my breath away. This is Chicago's own Taj Majal. The gardens are beautiful and the house of worship is an oasis of tranquility.

Thank iehuerta
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Response from Diane P | Reviewed this property |
Utilize a rental car, cab or the train.
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1 June 2017|
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Response from EmilianoZM | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can easily park in the street