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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

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Sunday outing

This is a beautiful museum dedicated to a time in history that people would rather forget or admit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat O
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Tinley Park, Illinois
Deeply moving, thoughtfully curated

Meticulously detailed chronology of holocaust and anti-semitism. You'll be saddened, angered... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mod763
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Designed by renowned architect Stanley Tigerman, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is one of Chicagoland's premier attractions. The Museum uses lessons from the Holocaust to focus attention on contemporary issues of genocide...more
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9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077-1095
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful museum dedicated to a time in history that people would rather forget or admit that it ever happened. Every teacher, no matter what subject you teach, should bring one of your classes here every year. It is a thought provoking experience.

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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Pat, for your kind words about our Museum. By having thousands of students and teachers come through every year, our goal is to create and empower Upstanders (not bystanders) through education about the Holocaust. We welcome you back any time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meticulously detailed chronology of holocaust and anti-semitism. You'll be saddened, angered, inspired and motivated. The museum is spacious and well layed out. Check schedule of the excellent exhibits from USC's Shoah Foundation - featuring hologram and VR technology. 300-500 school kids tour the museum every...More

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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to write this thoughtful review. We are so glad you made the most of your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me I found the museum kinda boring, as I've spent many years studying ww2 and knew everything already. To children or the uneducated it would be worth a look as it was fairly educational. The artifacts were kinda meh, while there were a few...More

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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to visit, and we appreciate your feedback. We encourage you to return and see the holographic Survivor Stories Experience when you can!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Holocaust Museum this morning/afternoon. I saw the hologram and went through the exhibits. I thought it would just depress me. Not at all! I mean much of it was very depressing but I knew what happened. This puts faces (and voices) to...More

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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting! We're glad you enjoyed your Survivor Stories experience. The Last Goodbye (virtual reality experience) is limited to 12 people per day based on limited time and only one headset. You can reserve a time in advance on our website or at...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

Was in the area and heard a lot about the Illinois Holocaust Museum. So I went in. Need to return and spend more time. It was an eye opener of a part of history I knew very little about.

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Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Stan. We welcome you to return any time you can.

Reviewed 13 September 2018

This was my first trip to a holocaust museum. I wasn't sure what to expect. The building itself is large and intimidating. When you enter you pay (Veterans are free!) and then you put your belongings in a scanner and are patted down. The staff...More

Thank Liz S
Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Liz, thanks so much for your thoughtful words about our Museum. It can be an emotional experience for visitors such as yourself who take the time to truly understand the artifacts and the history.

Reviewed 5 September 2018

The Museum is well organized, with rare, personal, unique, priceless items saved from destruction, with several themes through the entire center, combining amazing technological innovations which bring the events & the period to the viewer's level. It cannot be said to be enjoyable, but it...More

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Thomas J, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting, and thank you for appreciating the importance of artifacts in telling these stories.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

I have lived in Illinois for almost 20 years. I never knew this existed. I stumbled on it on line looking for history museums. A friend and I went. It was one of the most well done museums and it took us about 5 hours...More

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Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words about the Museum. We are so glad you were able to make your time at the Museum valuable, and we invite you to come back any time you can.

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I have been to many holocaust museums and exhibits, and I skipped this one even I live in town. Went went family was in from out of town and I was blown away — don’t miss i!!!

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

So I work in the area and have driven past multiple times. I wanted to visit since I really don't have a very good understanding of the holocaust other then what I learned in high school but I was scared it would be too intense...More

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katb28
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Response from JCMcG47 | Reviewed this property |
$10 for seniors.
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Stephanie2274
12 September 2015|
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Response from Anne C | Property representative |
Dear Stephanie, Of course please bring your loved ones to the Museum. We welcome everyone. -Anne, Illinois Holocaust Museum
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