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Museum of Broadcast Communications

360 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5411
+1 312-245-8200
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Too expensive to justify

While the museum does have several exhibits that those of us that grew up in the area are quite... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bolingbrook, Illinois
Must see for those raised in Chicago area in the 1960s!!!

We loved this museum!!! The 2nd floor was dedicated to radio throughout the decades and had plaques... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary D
New York City, New York
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The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is one of only three broadcast museums in America and home to the nation’s only Radio Hall of Fame. The Museum will re-open in its new 70,000-square-foot facility on State and Kinzie Streets in 2006.
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360 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5411
Near North Side
+1 312-245-8200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While the museum does have several exhibits that those of us that grew up in the area are quite nostalgic about, the expense of visiting must be considered. It cost $12 for each of us and parking in the nearby garage was over $20 for...More

Thank midwestDee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this museum!!! The 2nd floor was dedicated to radio throughout the decades and had plaques for announcers placed in their hall of fame. 3rd floor had the original costumes, puppets and videos from Bozo's Circus, Ray Raynor and Cuddley Dudley, BJ and Dirty...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This museum is small but we enjoyed the visit. Some of the museum is dedicated to shows that were in Chicago so we weren't too familiar with those exhibits. Glad we used a Groupon offer for this visit so it didn't cost as much.

Thank Reddfamily
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The old cartoon displays were excellent. Brought back some good memories. Enjoyed the TV show displays as well. Radio Hall of Fame was interesting. Could have spent more time, but had to keep on schedule. Check it out!

Thank Harry F
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This museum sounded cool and unique. It was surprising in some ways. One floor is dedicated to radio broadcasting, and another to television. There is a fun page at reception that you can take and use as kind of a scavenger hunt. Some items were...More

Thank AmateurSpiceMan
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Was here for a business event and dinner recently. It was great to walk through the museum during cocktail hour. Some amazing memorabilia and fun interactive activities as well. A fun place that I will be back to, as it caters to all ages. The...More

Thank BTLew81
Reviewed 18 March 2017

One floor is a lot of old radios and then photos of all the Radio Hall of Fame members. Just enough artifacts in display cases to make it worth while. The other floor is TV items laid out in the same way. If you grew...More

Thank BrianArtforAnimals
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I was hoping for more. My son and I had some time to kill and we thought this might be fun but it was really a poor attempt to capture the great history of radio and television. I suppose if you were a native of...More

1  Thank tkitts
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Such fun looking at all the old radio and TV memorabilia. The fact that we recalled so much of it gives away our age but I think younger people would also enjoy learning the history of mediums they now take for granted. The Hall of...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you are old enough this museum provides many memories from radio and television. There are lots of pictures of famous personalities, a good Johnny Carson exhibit and one about the Nixon Kennedy debates. Seems a bit expensive for what it contains but it is...More

Thank victor408
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Response from Diane K | Reviewed this property |
I would say 1 to 2 hours - depending on how in depth you spend reading each exhibit. Last weekend we attended a play at the museum relating to facts around the JFK assassination which was interesting. It is held in the... More