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The Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
+1 312-443-3600
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See why the Art Institute of Chicago is the only museum in the world to be top-ranked by TripAdvisor four years in a row! Experience the greatest Impressionist collection outside Paris, and view contemporary masterpieces in the spectacular Modern Wing. Stand before classics like Nighthawks, and travel the globe through galleries devoted to the art of ancient Greece, Japan, Africa, and the Americas.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-443-3600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This has to be one of the best art museums around. I could have spent hours there. They have a huge selection of almost everything art related. If you are only remotely into art you should be able to find something that would interest you....More

Thank Offthecouch65
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow! The collection of art is overwhelming - in a good way. So much to see and learn! The attendants can often tell you about pieces of art that you may not notice. Their knowledge makes the visit even more interesting.

Thank _tsholcombe0320
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely gallery .easy to get around Arranged in Art history periods You can just go to sections that interest you These spaces are a lovely size not big and overwhelming Great collection of Impressionist art and also American Modern painters A very...More

Thank Louise R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am not a huge fan of paintings, so I quickly saw "the highlights" such as American Gothic and spent hours marveling at the medieval armor, miniature rooms, and paperweight collection. The staff were very helpful in providing directions.

Thank kristen103
Reviewed 2 days ago

I knew I would be impressed when walking up to this magnificent structure but seeing some of the pieces in their collection really blew me away. They happened to be showing "Whistlers Mother" on our visit and I was just short of gobsmacked upon walking...More

Thank Gena L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The best art museum in the world. Well organized. Great imptessionists plus all the of classics. Special exhibits are spectacular. View of Millennium Park from new modern wing must not be missed.

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to see the Thorne miniature rooms decorated for the holidays. It was advertised on their website and in a flyer distributed at the Institute. I saw this exhibit years ago and loved it. Paid $100 for our group only to find that none...More

Thank yogi5550
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful facility. Love the modern wing. Staff is knowledgeable. Exhibits always diverse. Great learning opportunity for all ages

Thank Sonja W
Reviewed 4 days ago

I always make it a habit to see at least one museum when I travel to a major city. The Art Institute of Chicago is heads and shoulders above any of the museums that I have seen in my travels. It's a large museum with...More

1  Thank Alex Q
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am not much of a fan of museums. In fact, I often dread them. But I was blown away by the Art Institute. Their collection is incredibly impressive and thoughtfully curated. A hint - if there is a long time to buy tickets simply...More

Thank SeacoastSally
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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24 July 2017|
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Response from MrSaturn64 |
Thanks for the input. I was planning on seeing both of those, and I think the Adler is better for the pass, even if it's not necessarily the better attraction in general. I'm planning on spending most of the day at the Art... More
28 June 2017|
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Response from Augie M | Reviewed this property |
I would also suggest you get the headset where you punch in a number and your hear a fuller explanation about the art work. It cost $7. Highly recommended.
18 May 2017|
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Response from Maren M | Reviewed this property |
We bought a Chicago Citypass because we visited most of the museums, the Shedd Aquarium and the Willis Tower. In addition to not having to stand in lines, it was cheaper for us to see everything with the CityPass. that it... More