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Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1628
+1 773-702-2100
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Just a Chapel?

We, unfortunately, arrived too late at this mega church to get a chance to see the inside, but we... read more

Reviewed today
Marty D
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Lakewood, Colorado
Beautiful church

Loved the carillon/chimes before a wedding was about to begin. We admired this after our Robie... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DrDaveMaui
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Wailuku, Hawaii
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Rockefeller Chapel is the spiritual and ceremonial center of the University of Chicago, and a major performing arts producer, offering music, theatre, and visual arts events to citywide audiences. A leading venue for the choral arts, it is a prized...more
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5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1628
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Reviewed today

We, unfortunately, arrived too late at this mega church to get a chance to see the inside, but we loved looking around the outside. It's a very European design with details worth your time to see. I imagine if we had gone inside the rating...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the carillon/chimes before a wedding was about to begin. We admired this after our Robie House tour across the street.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

wandered around here when I took my dad to Uchicago. He liked this chapel a lot and took some pictures

Thank Yuanxi Z
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

The Rockefeller Chapel, despite being called a "chapel" is actually an enormous Gothic building at the University of Chicago, with huge windows and a vaulted ceiling. It may even be bigger than the Holy Name Cathedral. It's mostly plain white walls and pattern-based stained glass,...More

Thank MrSaturn64
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Hyde Park is often overlooked in tours of Chicago, which is too bad. The Rockefeller Chapel is a treasure hosting many wonderful events, my favorite memory being attending a talk by Jane Goodall. The best time to come are sunset, when the stainglass changes color...More

Thank zorgclyde
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel is an important building in Hyde Park worthy of a visit. But this review is focused on the bell tower and carillon. Most visitors aren't aware that twice weekdays (Tuesday - Friday 11:30 am and 4:30 pm) during the academic year they...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Rockefeller Chapel, located at University of Chicago, Hyde Park, is used for concerts, graduations, Sunday worship, etc.. It houses a spectacular 133 rank, E.M. Skinner pipe organ, rebuilt in recent years. Also has a large Carillon, played most Sunday afternoons by fine performers. Access via...More

Thank Stan Z
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Beautiful and worth the trip to Hyde park, when you visit take the time to walk around the rest of the U of C campus.

Thank AJLIllinois
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

By charter, Rockefeller Chapel is the tallest building on the entire U of C campus. It's very pretty on the inside. Graduates look forward to walking down the aisle and getting their diploma. One of the things I love about U of C is a...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Wonderful experience yesterday. The bells where playing the Game of Thrones Theme! At first couldn't work out what it was as didn't expect it. Amazing

Thank MARCOPENTANGELI
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If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
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one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
...More
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