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Sanfilippo Place de la Musique

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Sanfilippo Place de la Musique

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cmari59 wrote a review Sep 2019
Schaumburg, Illinois18 contributions
I took one of the monthly tours at the grand house and was amazed at all the myriad music machines and the the fantastic organ hall. Our guide was very informative and we were treated to the playing of many of the machines and a recorded organ concert sitting in the balcony of the organ hall. Next we drove to the carousel building and were wowed by the carousel entrance and more music machines, train cars and steam engines. Another treat was being able to ride the carousel and I loved hearing about all the charitable work done by the foundation. I’ll definitely be back for some of the live concerts and maybe the new perfume bottle collection tour.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Tom K wrote a review Sep 2019
Barrington, Illinois2 contributions
If you can get in, its like nothing you have ever seen! A player violin?? saxaphone? Grounds are beautiful! Other antiques, fantastic!
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Date of experience: December 2018
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bbuffington wrote a review Aug 2019
Chicago, Illinois187 contributions88 helpful votes
This place is incredible. I have been here twice and never get tired of visiting. The machines on display are pristine and beautiful. It's obvious a lot of effort has gone into selecting and preserving these. The tour is very interesting and the highlight is a demonstration of the organ in the auditorium. If able, the carousel house is also absolutely amazing. Definitely recommend this location!!!!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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kas1001 wrote a review Jun 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio48 contributions22 helpful votes
Should be on everyone's bucket list. A place unlike you have ever seen! Interesting items at every turn. The new Purse Passage is wonderful as well as the carrousel.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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LUchicago wrote a review Dec 2018
Chicago443 contributions267 helpful votes
The Estate has an exciting energy--a combination of Coney Island, Las Vegas, and the Biltmore Estates. The multilevel building houses an immense, perfectly restored and eclectic collection of Victrolas, Gramophones, Nickelodeons, player piano and theater organs, chandeliers, statuary, 1890 steam engines that drove factory belt systems, vividly colored stain glass panels crafted in the Mucha Decorative Art style, movie posters, and so much more from the turn of the century and the 1920's. The centerpiece of the building is the massive foyer stain-glass ceiling and grand stair case that invites guests to ascend and gaze in all directions while exploring and constantly discovering yet another cache from the past. All levels and rooms are completely accessible with every piece available for close examination and admiration. Just as one turns a corner, another doorway presents itself, inviting further discoveries within a maze of mysterious treasures. The vast theater, complete with soaring balcony, is a perfect venue for a delightful Christmas organ concert. The magnificent organ arises from beneath the stage and watching the organist pedal and play, eliciting velvet sounds of the holiday is all encompassing. I would highly recommend a docent tour to maximize an opportunity to learn the vast history and appreciate the obviously fastidious attention to detail. TIP: Don't miss the winding staircase up to the clock tower which houses the clock's pulley system.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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