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Museum of Broadcast Communications

360 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5411
+1 312-245-8200
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Walk down memory lane

Such fun looking at all the old radio and TV memorabilia. The fact that we recalled so much of it... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2017
Ann B
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Mildly interesting

If you are old enough this museum provides many memories from radio and television. There are lots... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is one of only three broadcast museums in America and home to the nation’s only Radio Hall of Fame. The Museum will re-open in its new 70,000-square-foot facility on State and Kinzie Streets in 2006.
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360 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5411
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+1 312-245-8200
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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Such fun looking at all the old radio and TV memorabilia. The fact that we recalled so much of it gives away our age but I think younger people would also enjoy learning the history of mediums they now take for granted. The Hall of...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed February 1, 2017

If you are old enough this museum provides many memories from radio and television. There are lots of pictures of famous personalities, a good Johnny Carson exhibit and one about the Nixon Kennedy debates. Seems a bit expensive for what it contains but it is...More

Thank victor408
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Visited this museum on a recent trip with friends to the Windy City. One of our group was a radio geek, and his wife had suggested this as a fun, afternoon diversion. The exhibit currently showing was related to producing the Tonight Show with Johnny...More

Thank Patty C
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

My degree and former career was in broadcasting, so I enjoyed aspects of this museum. The radio room could have been better and more interactive. There was a broken sheet of glass or plexiglass on the floor. But it would be a fun room for...More

Thank Melissa Annie G
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting museum to visit with its regular exhibits. But it really, in my opinion, appeals to those of us who are born about the middle of last century when television was in its infancy. What brought us to the museum today was...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

This museum is fabulous, and being based on the city that practically invented most radio and TV innovations over the last 60 years , you have to go. It isn't at all technical, but more a walk through how from the basic start of radio...More

Thank sonic434343
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Passed by the building and decided to take a look. I spent an hour reading, listening and learning about the history of broadcasting from its inception until today. Was able to relive my childhood through local children's television as well as important events that happened...More

Thank browneydlady
Reviewed August 9, 2016

We went to the museum specifically for the Johnny Carson exhibit. It was small, but very enjoyable. Seeing pictures of young Johnny Carson and the actual cue cards were cool to see. I definitely enjoyed the rest of the museum.....especially reading about various radio personalities!...More

1  Thank RegTerry
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Some friends and I, all Chicago natives, visited the Museum of Broadcast Communications today. This museum started in the Chicago Cultural Center on Michigan and Randolph years ago but now has its own home on State Street just north of the Chicago River. Its location...More

Thank GlencoeJoan
Reviewed July 15, 2016

We got our tickets on Groupon, which let us get two for the price of one, so for $12 it was a great value. It looks us at least a couple of hours to go through. It was great to see information about famous disc...More

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Response from Diane K | Reviewed this property |
I would say 1 to 2 hours - depending on how in depth you spend reading each exhibit. Last weekend we attended a play at the museum relating to facts around the JFK assassination which was interesting. It is held in the... More