Chicago Cultural Center

4.72514 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3127446630
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Entertainment, Performance, Concert, Architecture , Exhibition
Tickets From $24.29

A beautiful landmark building in Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Centre is one of the most visited attractions in the city. Hosting interesting free public events, the centre draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Housing two splendid stained-glass domes, events hosted within the centre include music events, dance and theatre events, lectures, film screenings and even art exhibitions.

The construction of the Chicago Cultural Centre’s building was completed in the year 1897. Top architects and craftsmen worked on it using materials such as mosaics of Favrile glass, rare imported marbles, fine hardwoods, mother or pearls and polished brass. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Chicago itinerary 5 days.

Chicago Cultural Center Travel Tips

  • Please check the local events calendar and plan your visit to the Chicago Cultural Centre accordingly. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Chicago Cultural Center

  • Some of the events and exhibitions might have entry charges. Please check the local events calendar for the same. 

How to Reach Chicago Cultural Center

  • Millennium Train Station
  • Michigan and Washington bus stop
  • Randolph St. South Shore line train station
  • Randolph/Wabash subway station

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  • Chicago Cultural Center Address: 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States
  • Chicago Cultural Center Contact Number: +1-3127446630
  • Chicago Cultural Center Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Chicago Cultural Center(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Chicago Cultural Center: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 23.48% of people who visit Chicago include Chicago Cultural Center in their plan

  • 46.28% of people start their Chicago Cultural Center visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chicago Cultural Center

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

62.54% of people prefer walking in order to reach Chicago Cultural Center

People normally club together Millennium Park and Lakefront Trail while planning their visit to Chicago Cultural Center.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Chicago Cultural Center Reviews & Ratings

  • First-time experience enjoying open house Chicago. It was phenomenal. Would recommend to everyone. We had an exceptional guide by the name of Margaret. She took the time to give us not only the detail on the buildings but also information about the owners and builders

  • Just one of the most beautiful buildings I've been in and it's free. Marble staircases seem to weave through each other like an Escher drawing and they take you up to a room with the most magnificent Tiffany glass domed ceiling. It's very close to the Bean sculpture and the hop on hop of bus stop and worth taking a slight diversion to go and have a look.

  • A must see if you are in Chicago on Michigan Avenue. In fact, this place would be first on my list of places to see if visiting Chicago. Enter from the south Washington Street doorway and walk up the well detailed stairwell. Marble railings and stairs. Mosaic tiled walls and ceilings. Famous names you will easily recognize from the great works of science and arts. If you're especially lucky, you may come across a musical performance on the second floor open performance room. This room, in itself is worth a visit to marvel in the intricate and beautiful design and finish. Enjoy! Movie trivia: The famous roof scene from "The Untouchables" with Kevin Costner, was filmed here.

  • It has very beautiful stained glass work and mosaics everywhere. The dome is magnificent. And it was fun trying to read all the different inscriptions in various languages. I managed to read the Hebrew, Latin, Spanish, and French pretty well. I figured out the German after a while. The Italian was harder for me, and I had no idea about the Greek, Egyptian, and Arabic. I pulled out only one Greek root word, and I at least recognized a letter or two in Arabic. Chinese and Egyptian, I knew nothing. Also lots of interesting little designs all around if you look for them. We had fun exploring. Great view of surrounding area from large upstairs windows. Other exhibits were closed when we went. The building was formerly the Chicago city library from the late 1800s. Very cool building.

  • I show this AMAZING building on my walking tours, and I even recommend it when I give boat tours as a suggestion of a MUST-SEE building in Chicago. So many visitors walk right by this building on their way to Millennium Park, and they miss the stunning interior. On behalf of Inside Chicago Walking Tours, THANK YOU to the staff and city for maintaining such a beautiful Chicago gem!

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  • Are there any special events going on at the Cultural Center on Friday, June 14th? My friends and I are visiting from out of town. Thank you.

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    • You can check the updated events schedule on  1-3127446630 or you can visit the official website of Chicago Cultural Center. 

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