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Sanfilippo Place de la Musique

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Overwhelmingly Beautiful

The Estate has an exciting energy--a combination of Coney Island, Las Vegas, and the Biltmore... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2018
A Local Palace of Treasures!

We have visited here many times for different events and have found new and interesting items to... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
North Barrington, Illinois
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

We have visited here many times for different events and have found new and interesting items to peruse. The whole place glitters and draws you from one room to the next! Not to be missed if you have the time.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Available for tours, I took a tour group there for a 3 hour visit. Photos and explainations simply cannot describe the beauty of this collection of musical instruments, stained glass, and unique collections. I organize group tours and the people with me thought I could...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rhonda T
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a perfect place for any occasion. You will not run out of things to see and conversation ps about them. This place is amazing, I have gone back several times and always find something new that I have not seen before. This is...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank J6291XOronaldr
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

We got to walk the home and view the vast collections inside. Stunningly beautiful! We had the pleasure to attend an organ performance and that was like something out of a fairy tale! After that we rode the huge carousel!! Definitely a unique experience and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Not Tutu L
Reviewed March 7, 2018

If you ever get the opportunity to see this collection, do not pass it up! There is truly nothing else like it.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

It was a tour that was so large it was hard to explain to someone that rode with us that had never been before (they were looking at me a little oddly as I tried to explain everything that was there in the two buildings...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Mikeslots
Reviewed November 12, 2017

As you can tell from the reviews, this place is one of a kind! You will never forget your visit here. There is more than just music things, the steam engines are just unbelievable. The really amazing thing is that everything WORKS! They can run...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank joyboy11
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Sanfippo is an incredible place to visit. We spent three hours fascinated by the musical instruments, pipe organ and carousel. The Place de la Musique contains the largest collection of restored automatic musical instruments in the world, including: music boxes and phonographs coin-operated pianos violin...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Barb1217
Reviewed April 19, 2017

This private museum is definitely extraordinary. Toured with a group of 56. At the beginning of the tour we learned there were 400 phonographs in the collections. Loved the beautifully restored endless collection of music related instruments from around the world. Loved the automated orchestras...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from LUchicago | Reviewed this property |
hello, I checked the web page, and unfortunately, there are no tours or event planned during your dates. I tried to call the number listed, and unfortunately it is a number posted in error! I would advise you to email... More
April 11, 2018|
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October 14, 2016|
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Response from DBS19 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea I have only been there on a weekend in the evening.