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The Art Institute of Chicago

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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...more
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111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-443-3600
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Reviewed yesterday

There are so many things to say about this Museum....I have been there at least fifty times over the last 30 years. You must inquire about the special Exhibits and at least buy a ticket to one..both if you can afford it. This is not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is huge! We could have spent all day here. There were fun activities for the whole family. The art was very interesting with a broad array of topics and regions. I would go here again.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank H8838HRwilliamb
Reviewed 2 days ago

My most recent visit we spent most of our time exploring the Chinese art exhibit, which is pretty amazing and with excellent explanations written by the artifacts and on the audio.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vacationerd
Reviewed 2 days ago

We only had a few hours to explore this museum, but my son wasn't thrilled about going, so I figured that would be plenty of time. I was so wrong! I'm going to have to go again. They layout is a little confusing with some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Loriis
Reviewed 2 days ago

Used Go Chicago Card for this visit. I made a quick walk though. I wasn't that impressed as a solo traveler, but glad I went on such a cold day. This is a huge museum, so plan to spend some time here.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Marie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just go there if you like art. This is not the biggest but one of the best collections you can see. The curated spaces and the exhibitions are just too good. Used to pay what you can but now only Chicago residents on certain hours...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank woaishanghai
Reviewed 2 days ago

A "must see" in the Windy City! A true gem for art lovers and those who simply enjoy beauty. From ancient artifacts to the Dutch Masters; from Rodin to Warhol it has it all. In fact, it is the home of Grant Wood's American Gothic!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was not prepared for how large this place actually is! I was impressed. We were there for almost 4 hours without actually feeling the time fly by. The coat and bag check was lovely too as it was 20°F outside but well warm inside....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank iKnowFood101
Reviewed 2 days ago

Busy, but not too crowded on a Friday late morning through afternoon. Very efficient ticket sales and coat check. I bought the Visitors Guide for $7. Not really worth it when there's a good map of the museum. Many great collections, particularly the Impressionists, with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bill J
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visit everytime we come to Chicago. Her favorite picture ever hangs there - and we bought a print to hang in the house. If you enjoy sculpture or paintings, a must see if Chicago

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Stephen K
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14 January 2019|
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Response from gaylem113 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Museum is not a federal property
Hannah M
12 August 2018|
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Response from dixieh370 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it doesn’t look like you can but I would call them to check.
18 July 2018|
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Response from M7920LFjiml | Reviewed this property |
No dress code I was aware of. Shorts collarless shirt was my mode