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Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute

Chicago, IL, USA
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About Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute
We host public and private events relating to Chinese culture and the history of Chinatown. Please contact us if you wish to host a private event or tour. Below is a list of our public events: Public Walking Tours are available in the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings starting at 10:00 am. We also offer Dumpling Making Lunch/Dinner for adults and children under 12. We also arrange private events all times of year for groups of all sizes. Private groups can take a group tour of Chinatown either walking or on their bus, enjoy a food or medicine tour, get lunch, learn how to make dumplings, kites, or paper cut art. Experience a Tai Chi class and much more.
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Overview
Spend some time in Chicago’s vibrant Chinatown, learning the history of the buildings and people who formed it. Visit landmarks like Nine Dragon Wall, the Chinese Buddhist Temple, St. Therese Catholic Church, Chinese Zodiac Park, and more. This tour is a great introduction to Chinatown. Make a note of all the interesting stores and bakeries you pass so you can go back on your own after the tour.
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Several weeks ago, my two friends and I booked a private walking tour of Chinatown and had Isabel as our guide. It was a wonderful experience-Isabel was very knowledgeable about the area, very patient with all our questions, and introduced us fully to Chicago's Chinese...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 26, 2017

I wanted an authentic tour of Chinatown after having lived in this city for 6 years, but felt intimidated to try and go explore this section of the city on my own. The tour was a fantastic introduction to Chinese food and also included important...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed May 28, 2017

On May 27th I took the Chinatown Walking tour and it was very impressive to say the least! I was with a small group that I arranged through Goldstar. Our tour guide was very knowledgably and had some interesting stories to tell. The Chinese Catholic...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed May 13, 2017

If you want the real deal and a fantastic window into Chicago's vibrant Chinese community, look no further than the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute! Knowledable, passionate, helpful and tireless are just a few words to describe their staff and commitment to client satisfaction. Couldn't recommend...More

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Date of experience: February 2017
Thank LaneA44
Reviewed May 12, 2017

CCCI has great walks and events-really fun. The folks who run CCCI, as well as the staff, are all knowledgeable and interesting.

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Date of experience: February 2017
Thank cynthiak569
Reviewed May 11, 2017

While lunching with friends in Chinatown, stopped in to view the historic memorabilia of Chicago's Chinatown and enjoyed reading the stories of families from this community and learning about the evolution of Chinatown.

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Date of experience: October 2016
Thank natalieF9720QG
Reviewed May 11, 2017

If you're interested in Chinese culture, you can learn everything there is with CCCI. However, I miss the monthly Chopstix Club! Each month a different part of China was showcased with an authentic multicourse dinner and a lecture about the region. This would also be...More

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Date of experience: June 2016
Thank RuthSmerling
Reviewed May 7, 2017

I have taken the CCCI tour multiple times both on my own and with visiting friends and family from out of town. Chicago's Chinatown is such a fascinating place, and few people really know the history behind its beginnings. The CCCI tours are staffed with...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank onstage23
Reviewed May 5, 2017

The Chicago Chinese Cultural Event is one of the best events I have attended. It is gracious in the way it is organized and the way it is presented. The food is traditional and lends a real sense that you are visiting China. It is...More

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Date of experience: June 2016
Thank RayCe73
Reviewed May 5, 2017

We were a small group on a Girl Scout trip to Chicago, with high school age kids. The guide was well informed and pointed out a lot about the history of the Chinese area, including details about the buildings that we would not have learned...More

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Date of experience: August 2016
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