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Baha'i House of Worship

100 Linden Ave., At Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL
847-853-2300
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Wilmette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: A special mix of quartz and white cement was developed for the intricate ornamentation on the nine-sided, domed structure.

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Sarasota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The temple is open to everyone. Start at the visitors center and watch the informational video. It is well worth the 20 minutes. You'll learn about the Baha'i faith as well as the construction of the temple. Enjoy the peace you'll feel as you tour the worship space.

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Whittier, California
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My wife and I went here during our stay in Chicago. It was well worth the trip out to Wilmette. The architecture of the building was very beautiful and the surrounding neighborhood was pristine. There is a visitor's center on the lower level where you can obtain more information about the Bahai faith and the temple.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 attraction reviews
829 helpful votes 829 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Driven by many times and wondered about it. it's a gorgeous building and visitors are welcome to come in and tour it. Only had a few minutes, but would like to go back and learn more about it. Very interesting place.

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a beautiful temple to walk around, and it has a little visitors center too. It's really nice to walk near the lake front not far from the temple in the evenings.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

and visit every trip home. This is marvelous piece of architecture and a world religion like none other. While the film is perhaps a bit of propaganda it also points out another way of life that embraces the best of all faiths.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It had been over thirty years since I first visited the temple as a student at nearby Northwestern. My wife and I were walking around Evanston and it was such a beautiful day that we decided to walk north to visit the temple. Absolutely beautiful and very photographically. The visitor area is warm welcoming and very informative.

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New York City, New York
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice architecture and beautiful grounds. Other than that there's not much to do there unless you're interested in the Baha'i faith.... then you can have a lecture on the main principles of it in the welcome center down in the basement. It's free as well as the temple

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A four walk from the end of the CTA Purple Line brings you to the Baha'i House of Worship. One can also reach the Temple by driving up Sheridan Road to Wilmette. Built in 1926 the Temple is simply beautiful and will thrill both architect buffs as well as the more causal visitor. The soaring dome overlooks Lake Michigan. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you've ever driven on Sheridan Road in Wilmette, you have marveled at the awesome sight of the beautiful white, domed building overlooking Lake Michigan, the Baha'i House of Worship. You can't miss it. It is arguably the most beautiful architectural structure this side of the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials in Washington, D.C. No exaggeration. Many people, because they aren't... More

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Canoas, RS
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This house of worship is amazing. The architecture is incredible. The peace in this place is nice. Worth a visit. Also is good to see the video explaining the Baha'i faith.

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