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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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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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Nothing Quite Like the Baha'i Temple

Sometimes I just go to the temple to meditate. It is so peaceful inside. The inside and outside are beautiful and majestic. In the Summer the gardens and water pools are so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Erin M
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Wilmette, Illinois
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Wilmette, Illinois
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes I just go to the temple to meditate. It is so peaceful inside. The inside and outside are beautiful and majestic. In the Summer the gardens and water pools are so wonderful to see. There services are at noon each day and everyone is welcome. Visitors from all over the world come to see the magnificence of this structure.... More 

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Thank Erin M
Bhilai, India
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An incredible beautiful temple at north shore of Chicago few meters away from lake Michigan.Visited this temple twice once in 2011 & then recently in 2015. Simply thrilled to see the architecture. The exteriors of structure is more beautiful than interior. It’s white marble dome type structure with beautiful carvings. The site is quite inspiring and after touring the building... More 

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Thank Arun_Kalley
Wilmette, Illinois
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in many places, and wherever that is, I typically stay away from the tourist attractions that happen to be close by. I spent about six months in Blois France, for example, and though I must have visited a dozen chateaus in the Loire Valley, I made almost a concerted effort never to go to the one in... More 

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Thank AdmiralGanteaume
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended a religious event per invitation, and toured exhibits, gardens, and sanctuary. Having lived here nearly my entire life, I had never had the opportunity to visit the sanctuary. I am sorry to say that it was disappointing. The exterior and the gardens are beautiful, but the information center is lacking in information! I did not learn anything about... More 

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Thank YoniLovesBlackhawks
Big Cove Tannery, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

An incredibility beautiful temple rises out of the streets of suburban Wilmette on Chicago's north shore just steps from Lake Michigan. The site is quite awe inspiring and touring the buildings and lovely gardens is an experience that can allow you to slow down and meditate or just take a few moments to think in a beautiful setting. And of... More 

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Thank Karen L
Niles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It's a great place to have a quiet spiritual experience away from crowded city attractions. It has free parking across the street, it's close to Lake Michigan, and within walking distance of parks and walking trails. If memory serves me correctly, there are currently 7 Baha'i temples (another under construction). This one is the only one in North America. The... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The gardens change every year. The building is a very early example of concrete forms, bit the concrete is covered with white stone so you may not notice that it is concrete.

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Thank Gale T
Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A Must visit place. I went after sunset. I went inside and the temple is very impressive. It was late around 8PM and no one was around to ask questions. Plan to return in the Spring.

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Thank StanKIL
India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This is the most beautiful building we came across during our trip in USA. Situated near Linden station it is very easily accessible by public transport from any where in Chicago. It is worth a visit though it is located in far flung suburb due to its wonderful architecture.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

yOu can take a private guided tour if you wish. Learn about the religion and the architecture and enjoy the beautiful maintained grounds.

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