Chicago Cultural Center

Type: Architecture, Art Museums, Cultural Venues, Museums

Map / Directions 10Best Says

From 1897 to 1991, the magnificent building served as Chicago's first central public library dazzling visitors with access to knowledge but also two stunning stained-glass domes, intricate mosaics of...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Building Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm; Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
  • Tours: Wed-Sat 1:15pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Free Things to Do: "Free building tours take place on Wednesday through Saturday at 1:15 p.m. but there are just 20 slots so get there a little early."
  • Historic Sites: "Free building tours take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1:15 p.m."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: Every year, the Chicago Cultural Center presents more than 700 free music, dance and theater events, plus films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: History, beauty and impressive free public events thrill locals and tourists making CCC one of the most visited attractions in town.

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