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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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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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Off the main tourist paths. A change to a quieter pace.

Beautiful, ornate, educational. In a quiet neighborhood. Learned the tenets of Baha'i worship; enjoyed learning about another very accepting open religion

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, ornate, educational. In a quiet neighborhood. Learned the tenets of Baha'i worship; enjoyed learning about another very accepting open religion

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West Simsbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The architecture is superb, must visit when in Chicago. When you see the structure up close, it will take your breath away. It is a quick visit that can be done in 30 minutes to an hour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

PROS: free; great visitor center; free parking ; amazing architecture; picturesque location; swallow nests located on 1 side of the temple; the original and most beautiful of the 8 Bahai temples world wide CONS: none

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santa rosa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have driven by here at least a dozen times over the years...finally took the time to stop and glad I did. easy parking. I could appreciate the beauty of the building so much more when able to view it closely...breathtaking with the intricate designs. The gardens/fountains were beautiful. The church was quiet, beautiful dome, nice place to spend a... More 

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Walk through the garden with the beautiful fountains and into this magestic structure and you will start absorbing the quiet and the peace within. Walk on the inside of the structure to read the beautiful words and then reach to the middle to complete your loop. It's well worth the visit to just wind down and enjoy the peace in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Baha'i House of Worship is stunning in every detail. The intricate detail is amazing. It's location is gorgeous as well. Especially beautiful in the autumn.

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Multan, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Baha’i Temple or House of Worship of Baha’I religion is located near Michigan Lake in extreme north area of Chicago in Wilmette where one can go by purple line metro train through Linden metro station. The founding stone of this temple was laid down by second Baha’i prophet, Abdul Baha in 1912. The building of this temple is a popular... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The temple is breathtaking. Everyone, regardless of relgion should visit. it is open to everyone. Try and go while the Tourist and Welcome center is open. While there, also walk around and see some of the homes on the lake, and the boat docks in Sheridan Harbor.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were really surprised to find this spectacular building and its gardens . A very special place with something for everyone. Very quiet and atmospheric , well worth the detour.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Beautiful building, and it's especially atmospheric at night. Be sure to look up at the ceiling inside.

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