Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

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A landmark building and the nation’s first free municipal cultural center, Chicago Cultural Center hosts music, dance and theater performances, films, lectures, art exhibits, and family events throughout the year. Completed in 1897, the building was designed in a generally neoclassical style with Italian Renaissance elements. The cultural center offers much to admire, including Roman arches, Cosmati walls, grand marble staircases, and a richly decorated Civil War memorial. Don’t miss Preston Bradley Hall, which features glass mosaics and the largest Tiffany glass dome in the world with approximately 30,000 glass pieces. Check online to see what events are running during your visit. The building also houses a visitor information center, which makes it a great first stop on your Chicago journey. Make your Chicago itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • We stopped here as a part of a walking food tour. This is the former Chicago Library and is now a space open to the public and available for special events. The domes are lovely, as are the mosaic til...  more »
  • I stopped in to see the Tiffany Dome (of course) but also because I had read they had an exhibit on Chicago the Musical. The lady at the desk took one look at me when I walked in and just blurted out ...  more »
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  • This building is one of the coolest things about Chicago. The exhibits are always interesting, and the building is warm and well-kept. The best part is that it's totally free, even for most of their public events. Even if you're only passing through Chicago be sure to stop in and catch a glimpse of all the incredible artistic endeavours being put on display at the Chicago Cultural Center.
  • Lots of great things on display here. Close to other tourist areas so it's not out of the way to check out. Great stop in the area for some free fun. The place looks really nice as well with great architecture and a good layout. Be sure to check the map as there are other places inside not open to the public.
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