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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 2 attractions in Wilmette
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

One of the most unique locations in the Chicago area. The Baha'i House of Worship is an oasis of tranquility in large bustling city. Every time I visit it, it brings me a sense of joy and inner peace. The Baha'is say the building is to be seen as a place where all people from the community can come to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

In my work affiliations, I frequently host visitors from around the country. The Baha'i House of Worship is a point of interest that provides both inspiration and appreciation. You will never see another structure like this. The architecture is stunning, the gardens are beautiful and the Baha'i story is inspiring. You don't have to have a particular religious conviction to... More

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Wilmette, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Baha'i Temple is the ONLY one in No. America - it invites ALL religions to come and just Be ... perfect place to meditate, listen to your heart or music(chanting on Sunday Mornings) and/or just explore. The Temple is So Beautiful you're just awe struck from the moment you get within sight of the building!

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Perry
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful Baha'i house of worship. They have tours and informational sessions on certain days. watch the short video on the history downstairs. Note that in the upstairs interior you must be respectful and quiet so if you have small children with you this may not be the place to go into. They do have concerts every once... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The photos do not do it justice. This is a beautiful temple and as of right now their parking lot is under construction. This temple is a few stones throw away from the Linden PURPLE LINE stop for those visiting Chicago (or living in Chicago) and wanting to visit this gorgeous landmark. It's the only one of it's kind in... More

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Makati, Philippines
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

As a surprise, I was just brought here by a friend in Chicago when I dropped by for a short visit. My first glimpse of it from afar was enough to stun me (as my friend had not told me where it was we were going nor what we were going to see). If you are like me, who like... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This spectacularly beautiful building has been a part of my hometown since I was a small boy. It has always been a dignified, spiritual monument to the many ways that we humans have reached out to God. It is as peaceful as the Baha'i religion. Whether you are a 'believer' or not, this spectacular building is unlike anything else you... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I visited the Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette with my family and we had a great time. It was a lovely sunny day and the colours of the gardens, the magnificent architecture of the temple, and the silence all around created a fantastic spiritual atmosphere. The temple is very quite inside, perfect for prayer and meditation.

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Chicago, Illinois
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

This temple is awesome, you could spend all day just investigating all of the architectural design in this building. The beautiful grounds are just icing on the cake. Worth the trip from anywhere in the Chicago area just to come and see this.

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Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The oldest and largest Bahai Temple in the world. We spent an hour there just photographing the Temple from all different angles.

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