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South Shore Cultural Center

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Address: 7059 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60649-2207
Phone Number: 773 256-0149
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Wedding Reception/Dinner

A very good friend of my son was married nearby and had the reception/dinner here. Very elegant, even if it is showing it's age at a few places. No air conditioning, so the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good friend of my son was married nearby and had the reception/dinner here. Very elegant, even if it is showing it's age at a few places. No air conditioning, so the reception and dinner was slightly uncomfortable. But the surroundings were perfect for the event!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OH DEAR WHERE DO I START....... This is my first time going to the Chicago Margarita Festival and I was very excited to attend. The one for 2016 was held off South Shore Beach and this was one of the worse events I have ever went to. First, off it didn't feel like a margarita festival at all. I was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is small and somewhat secluded. It is clean and well staffed. Very family oriented. I would suggest going during the week before 3 pm as it tends to be less crowded. But the absolute best time to go is when there is an overcast and the temp. is about 80 or less. That coupled with winds about 10-15... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The South Shore Cultural Centre has lots of interesting things to offer. Whether you are attending one of the many shows or just having a leisurely stroll around the compound or having a boat ride on the lake, it lifts your spirit and gives you a sense of peace. The architectural beauty of the building, the well-kept beautiful gardens and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

JMJ Have always meant to get into this Center and this weekend was Open House Chicago and it was open for investigating. Converted country club taken over by the Chicago Park District. The Chicago Police Dept Mounted Police are housed in the old stables and golf is available on the golf course. The club house has exquisite ballrooms and meeting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The grounds were beautiful and the ballroom was breathtaking. There was plenty of parking. We went for the beach. It was small but nice. Great view of the city! It was 4th of July so it was very busy with families bbqing on the lawn but the beach itself wasn't crowded at all. It was shallow and after a small... More 

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South Shore
Notable Chicagoans call the South Shore neighborhood their childhood home. Undoubtedly they spent time at Rainbow Beach, one of the city’s largest beaches. The park there offers one of the best views of Chicago’s skyline. This South Side neighborhood is best explored in the daytime. You’ll get an unfettered glimpse at a variety of architectural styles in both its residential homes and larger structures. Landmarks like the New Regal Theater built in the style of a Moorish theater and Saint Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church with its Tudor-revival influences are visually arresting. Take a short stroll through the landmark Jackson Park Highlands District for a taste of unique early 20th-century urban planning and large mansions. The South Shore Cultural Center is yet another unique structure and treasure in Chicago’s arts and culture community, complete with galleries, studios, a golf course, and a 600-seat theater.