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Baha'i House of Worship

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Address: 100 Linden Ave, At Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091-2879
Phone Number: 847-853-2300
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A special mix of quartz and white cement was developed for the intricate...

A special mix of quartz and white cement was developed for the intricate ornamentation on the nine-sided, domed structure.

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Beautiful and serene

Family wedding was held in one of the gardens around this beautiful place. Really memorable. The new Visitor Center is lovely and you can sit down and look at the beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Susan A
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Ames, Iowa
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Ames, Iowa
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Family wedding was held in one of the gardens around this beautiful place. Really memorable. The new Visitor Center is lovely and you can sit down and look at the beautiful gardens and relax!

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This building, pieced together by hand, took decades to complete. It's location, overlooking Wilmette Harbor and Lake Michigan, is truly spectacular. To appreciate the workmanship, one must take the numerous tours given throughout the day. This is the main attraction when it comes to viewing Chicago architecture.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife, son, daughter and I stopped here in July 2016 on the way to Winnetka, Illinois. Winnetka is near Wilmette and it is the town where the movie Home Alone was filmed. Winnetka is among the top five wealthiest communities in the US. The Baha'i House of Worship is beautiful. Only I got out of the car to visit... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous temple in Wilmette right next to Lake Michigan and Gilson Park. It's very peaceful and the architecture is amazing. Beautiful gardens

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Skokie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place of religion wonders. Your guests from other states will be glad to see it. Baha'i House is the place of all religious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So wonderful. Spirituality and beauty in one place. Fue gardens are awesome and the atmosphere is one of a kind. 100% recommended.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building, just paid a brief visit as we were interested in the architecture - not disappointed. I'm not religious but the building and grounds all had a lovely spiritual feel. Would highly recommend a visit if you're in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Baha'i House of Worship is a gorgeous building the everyone who is interested in architecture or religion should see. It has a wonderful museum/visitor center in the basement that thoughtfully explains the basic concepts of the Baha'i religion and the history of this building. The staff here are very gracious and welcoming. It is a short (5-10 minute walk)... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a surprising find in a suburb of Chicago. Incredibly beautiful, the temple, the reflecting pool, the flowers and grounds are worth exploring. Make a point to take some time to really appreciate the symbolism and meaning in the details of the building. Read the brochures and talk to the docents, who were so helpful. Then take a few... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture is simply awesome, this spiritual place of worship is different. there is no God idols as is found in other temples. But just sitting inside there gives you immense piece. The building is very beautiful.

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