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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077-1095
+1 847-967-4800
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well worth visiting

Our visit to the Holocaust Museum was a positive one. The place is well laid-out and it has a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hugh K
Silver Spring, Maryland
Great Introduction to the Holocaust for 6th grade students

I help to chaperone 23 students from four Louisville, KY synagogues to the Illinois Holocaust... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stan M
Miami Beach, Florida
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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, intolerance, and inhumanity at home and worldwide.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077-1095
+1 847-967-4800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to the Holocaust Museum was a positive one. The place is well laid-out and it has a number of informative exhibits. This museum does not have nearly the number of true artifacts that the Washington DC Holocaust Museum has, and it pales in...More

Thank Hugh K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I help to chaperone 23 students from four Louisville, KY synagogues to the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. The museum was brilliantly and moving designed. Our docent, Barbara presented a compelling and age appropriate introduction to our students. They also had the opportunity to meet...More

Thank Stan M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

While this museum got a lot of attention when it first opened, it still feels hidden as many locals haven't visited it. I have gone 3 times and am grateful to have such remembrance of history preserved in my town. There is family friendly options...More

Thank nickiwms
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I was greeted by friendly and sincere museum hosts, but I went straight to the basement to see the Bill Graham exhibit, which was so awesome I wish I saw it sooner so I could recommend it far and wide for a longer time. It...More

Thank Lynn8894
Amanda B, Public Relations Manager at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi there, Thanks for your great note! Due to popular demand, the Museum has extended the run of "Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution." The exhibition will now be in Chicagoland through January 7, 2018, before it tours to the Rock & Roll...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Well worth the ride to Skokie for this museum. The building itself is impressive--with an exterior fountain identifying the many individuals who helped shield victims, endangering their own lives. The interior contains a variety of permanent exhibitions as well as temporary ones. The museum was...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I was there for 3 hours and was not sorry to have ridden 2 trains and one bus from downtown Chicago in order to get there. The display and the videos were very emotional I highly recommend it for all faiths.

Thank seliyakim
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Over the years, I have visited several Holocaust memorial museums (Washington, DC and New York) and memorials such as the thought-provoking one in Portland, OR's Washington Park, but I have to say that the unique approach to showing visitors both the lead up to the...More

Thank MikeGPortland
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this one, rock stars' greatest promoter and Holocaust survivor. From Jefferson Airplane, the Dead, Tina Turner to Bob Dylan. A great pictorial and personal story about a refugee from Germany.

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a wonderful museum, in a great location. Many school parties come through as it provides essential education in a truly interesting student focussed way, dont avoid if you think the schools will get in the way , they really dont its very well...More

Thank Debsiebee
Reviewed 12 August 2017

since we stayed at the Hampton Inn right next to the museum, it was clear, that we have to visit. we are from germany, so we do have a special connection to this part of history. after we went through security and the old ladies...More

Thank ttalb
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3 November 2016|
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Response from Barbiedollstar | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this is over a year ago and I do not remember.
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