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“An isle of calm on the Pier” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows

Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows
600 East Grand Avenue, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611-3419 (Streeterville)
(312) 595-7437
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Ranked #75 of 953 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Upstate NY
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“An isle of calm on the Pier”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stumbled on this while trying to stay cool during a very hot day in Chicago. It was quiet and cool and interesting. Great collection of Tiffany stained glass, and totally unexpected. Pop in while you're at the Pier.

Visited August 2013
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“Pleasant Free Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Just walking through Navy Pier and you will come across the Smith Museum of Stained Glass. Absolutely beautiful pieces of work from personal collections to commissioned pieces. These pieces are so well done and have survived the test of time. It's amazing to me that someone would think to hold on tho these as treasures. All of them hold their own distinct beauty. Best of all the attraction is free and is a great way to get out of the heat and enjoy something that not to many people see or care to look at as being individual pieces of art.

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

This was just an all around great visit. I love history and would bring anyone to see this. I will be back with more people that's for sure.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Beautiful exhibit of stained glass”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Housed at Navy Pier, this exhibit is very interesting to see when visiting the Pier. Beautiful pieces are displayed.

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“A rare experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

There was a variety of stained glass pieces, from religious to nature and whimsical. It is rare to see that many examples of stained glass up close, as they are often in churches several feet off the ground. In this museum you can see them up close, allowing you to see the details and intricacies. The exhibit is free and certainly worthwhile.

Visited August 2013
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