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Baha'i House of Worship

100 Linden Ave., At Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Wilmette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This magnificent temple is all white. The dome looks like like lace. The design and structure seems like something you might see in India. It is right across from Lake Michigan in Wilmette, the second suburb north of Chicago.

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Wadsworth, Illinois
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21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The outside of this temple is gorgeous, the inside - not so much. Entry is free but silence is required.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Next time you're in Chicago, it's worth taking the drive up Lake Shore Drive until it ends and turns into Sheridan Road. Keep following Sheridan road up to Wilmette. Along the way you'll see posh homes and picturesque views of Lake Michigan. After about 15 miles and 40 minutes, depending on traffic, you will be further rewarded with the magnificent... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This temple is great if you are looking for a good background to your wedding photos or any photos in general. Looks specifically stunning when you are flying above the temple with those fountains around the dome, but not everyone can do that so lemme review my ground visit. Parking is available for limited amount of cars and is good... More

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Livingston, NJ, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Every time I visit Chicago, I find time to come to Baha'i House of Worship. This place is amazing, as an architectural marvel and as a spiritual retreat, regardless of your religious beliefs. Make sure you walk down the stairs to the basement for video orientation.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Last time I was there the gardens were a mess, and in fairness this was probably due to the repair work on the building. 40 years ago this place was magic to me. Today, well I wouldn't miss it if it were torn down.

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Minneapolis Minnesota USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Bahai Temple is a beautiful, welcoming place of contemplation. It is open to anyone regardless of religious belief. The single dome is cursively decorated with filagree integrating symbols from world religions. Nine gardens surround the dome, each different from the other. A lower level welcome center explains the site. It is unique and truly memorable and well worth your... More

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Cincinnati, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Regardless of your religious preference, the Bahai House of Worship is worth a visit. The detail on the structure is remarkable. The grounds and fountains are well worth seeing. Enter by going down a flight of stairs to the visitors center. Take a short tour there. Take the elevator to the top to see the inside dome. Walk outside and... More

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Comstock Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Every person must surely appreciate such beauty!! When I first visit, it was fogy, I had a feeling as if I was ascending into the heavens!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Never quite understood how/why this ended up in Wilmette, IL but being that Wilmette is as bland as it gets on the North Shore it's a welcome attraction.

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