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Baha'i House of Worship

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Address: 100 Linden Ave., At Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL
Phone Number: 847-853-2300
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Description: A special mix of quartz and white cement was developed for the intricate...
A special mix of quartz and white cement was developed for the intricate ornamentation on the nine-sided, domed structure.
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The Baha'i Temple of Wilmette is the only one of its kind in N. America, and I am very lucky to live by. It is a sacred place for spiritual contemplation and prayer for all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Baha'i Temple of Wilmette is the only one of its kind in N. America, and I am very lucky to live by. It is a sacred place for spiritual contemplation and prayer for all faiths, and one of the most beautiful ones in the world! We had our son's wedding here a few years ago, it was very simple... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I hope that anyone visiting the north shore of the Chicago area will take the time to go here. It is a place of much beauty and quiet and with an interesting history. We had a long afternoon there and sat in the temple itself while a thunderstorm raged outside. I urge you to go and walk around the grounds,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

You must visit this amazing treasure in the quaint suburb of Wilmette. Not only is it extraordinarily beautiful, it is a quiet sacred space to be still. The grounds have been beautifully restored as well.

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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