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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

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Address: 9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077-1095
Phone Number:
+1 847-967-4800
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Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Designed by renowned architect Stanley Tigerman, the Illinois Holocaust...

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, intolerance, and inhumanity at home and worldwide.

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"Loved it". Very impressive.

Took my 3 kids today, 2 10 yo and 1 12 yo. Kids were free during the holiday. I grew up in Europe and the Holocaust is a big part of our history and taught early on. My kids have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
1andTwins
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Wilmette, Illinois
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Skokie, Illinois
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What makes the Illinois Holocaust Museum so compelling is the individual stories it tells, and the personal artifacts it has assembled, including the voices of survivors. It is impossible to visit this site without being deeply moved. There is also a great deal of information shared that wasn't widely known, as the museum carries you through one of the darkest... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 3 kids today, 2 10 yo and 1 12 yo. Kids were free during the holiday. I grew up in Europe and the Holocaust is a big part of our history and taught early on. My kids have visited the Anne Frank House, and also the Killing Fields in Phnom Pehn (I've visited Yat Vashem twice and also... More 

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Thank 1andTwins
Chicago, IL
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone should see this Museum – the memory of the greatest human tragedy and learn the lessons of this horror. Great, this Museum has kid’s classes to teach them in generosity, open mind and tolerance. Thanks to all founders and supporters!

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Thank DWJK
Chicago, Illinois
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404 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is smaller and less fancy that the Washington, DC Holocaust Museum, but it's still a powerful emotional experience and not for the faint of heart. The story and events are well told with many interesting films and artifacts. Special ties to the Mid-West and Chicago area make the story and connections more real.

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Thank Fontek
Escanaba, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Holocaust Museum was one of the high points of our visit to Skokie. The staff were friendly and informative. The displays were well organized and our self guided tour was an experience we'll not soon forget.

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Thank Allen P
Deerfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Museum has tailored the message of the Holocaust to be appropriate to various age groups. The tour guides are very well prepared, kind and respectful of the information they are presenting. A good conversation starter about a most horrifying time in our history.

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Thank Jill R
Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Visited recently as part of a group of tour planners, and our time was somewhat limited. I will definitely go back to see more, and I think people coming here should plan on 2-3 hours minimum as the exhibits here include a lot of information that will leave you frustrated if you only skim over it. The most exciting part... More 

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Thank brinkster419
Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We had never visited before & our granddaughter and a friend were visiting from MN ...not only were we impressed by the museum but the girls really enjoyed the tour. In MN, they begin studying this subject in 5th grade!

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Thank SusanStar88
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My 16 yr old and I lost track of time as we when through the museum. We spent just over three hours and had no idea we had been there that long. This was just time spent going through the museum and did not include any additional exhibits. We have not visited any other holocaust museums. If you're visiting the... More 

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Thank jano1122
North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We must remember our History so it will not happen again! this place help in education young and old about what happen.

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