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Top places of worship recommendations from locals

Science Museum
“Chicago's movers and shakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries are buried here: Daniel Burnham, Potter Palmer, Charles Wacker, George Pullman and many others. Book a tour and beware of ghosts!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is a signature work by Frank Lloyd Wright. Very unique and a cool place to swing by while around the downtown or Hemmingway district. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Church
“Rockefeller Chapel is a Gothic Revival chapel on the campus of the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Beautiful and peaceful cemetery; the resting place of many well-known people”
  • 6 locals recommend
Church
“For some mobster history, here is an Capone Era Hit sight and the interior of the church is beautiful too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
“Historic St. Michael's Church was founded to minister to German Catholic immigrants in 1852 with its first wooden church completed that year at a cost of $750 (including the bell!).”
  • 6 locals recommend
Church
“The oldest church in the city. This Catholic Church is an unbelievably wonderful place to attend mass if you're looking for a local church. People come weekly from the suburbs as well as locally to attend services here. This is the best place to attend a mass and hear a great homily. I've gone to church my entire life and can attest to this being the best place to 'get something out of it', especially if you catch Fr. Hurley's mass.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Church
“Beautiful architecture; worth walking down Lincoln Avenue and looking at it. Or, go to their mass in German. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
“The exterior of Sts. Volodymyr and Olha are lovely, and if you can pop inside, the interiors are gorgeous too. Light a candle, say a prayer, leave a donation. The congregation is welcoming and lovely. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
“If you've looked out from the balcony of your AirBnB, you might've noticed a gargantuan cathedral. That's St. Hyacinth's. It's a bastion of the Polish community. If you're really lucky, you might be around when they ring the big chimes. You can go inside. It does a good job of being awe-inspiring. Sunday Masses 6:00 am in Polish 7:30 am in English 9:00 am in Polish 10:45 am in English 12:30 pm in Polish 5:00 pm in English 6:30 pm in Polish Saturday vigil Masses 5:30 pm in English 7:00 pm in Polish Weekday Masses 6:00 am in English 7:00 am in Polish 8:00 am in English 7:00 pm in Polish First Friday – 5:30 pm in English Holy Days of Obligation Masses 6:00 am in English 7:00 am in Polish 8:00 am in English 12:30 pm in Polish 5:30 pm in English 7:00 pm in Polish ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Church
“Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral is one of only two churches designed by Louis Sullivan, one of the seminal architects of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places and is designated a Chicago Landmark.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Temple
“146 express hops on Lake Shore Drive and gets you to Mag Mile in ~7 min. 151 runs local to downtown. $2/ride or unlimited passes available.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Forest Home (Waldheim in German) is an interesting cemetery. From the Haymarket monument and Emma Goldman's final resting place, to the Druid memorial and Native American burial grounds, there is something for everyone (who likes cemeteries, anyway). Stop by the office for a map and more info (the office is closed Sundays).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
“Farmers Market in Parking Lot with live Music and Fresh made donuts and coffee. Saturdays 7:30am to 1pm. Great Social Environment”
  • 4 locals recommend
Church
“Largest Catholic Church of Chicago - Historical century old church - stunning!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
“Loyola University chapel holds regular masses and can also be reserved for weddings and private ceremonies.”
  • 3 locals recommend