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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Unity in Action

Provides a great history of religion in America and how diverse people can harmoniously get along together. Facility is open for all and can be utilized by all. Outstanding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Alabaster, Alabama
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Alabaster, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Provides a great history of religion in America and how diverse people can harmoniously get along together. Facility is open for all and can be utilized by all. Outstanding structure far ahead of its time and built with Baha'i funds only. Truly unity and friendship in action. Here color, sex, creeds, religion, political views are unimportant. Great vibes-worth seeing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I and my friend wanted to ho Glencoe beach but lost the route and reached over here. I was amused with this awesome building structure.

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Washington, DC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Beautiful, deeply spiritual place to visit. All people, of all backgrounds, are welcome here. New visitor's center opens in May.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

People fly from all over the world to see this masterpiece. Just a tip: Do not forget to check out the little "museum" downstairs. They show a documentary how it was built, and some cool old pictures, as well a nice small store. People somehow miss to find it since it's on the basement. It is beautiful inside and out.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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