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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 3 days ago
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 2 weeks 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 event location for major speakers and international artists. It is the home of two world class instruments, the carillon and organ. Resembling a medieval cathedral in appearance and size, it hosts festivals and ceremonies of many world religious traditions, as well as Sunday services where the soaring architecture is matched with the poetry and theatre of grand liturgy of diverse origins, and with the beautiful voices of its choristers.
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5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1628
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 weeks 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 March 10, 2018

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

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Reviewed August 5, 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

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Reviewed July 17, 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

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Reviewed June 17, 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 May 16, 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 April 13, 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.

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Reviewed March 30, 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 January 4, 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

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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
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