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Oriental Institute Museum

1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL 60637
+1 773-702-9514
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I love this place !

This is one place you must visit when you come to chicago. I guess i'm a little stuck on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
Fantastic museum

So many artifacts thoughtfully curated and explained. This museum is an absolute treasure. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Museum of the history, archaeology, languages, art and cultures of the ancient Near East. The galleries display objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, Palestine, and Israel, including mummies, monumental sculpture, some of the earliest examples of writing, and objects of daily life. Check the website for special exhibits, lectures, adult and family activities.
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1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Hyde Park
+1 773-702-9514
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one place you must visit when you come to chicago. I guess i'm a little stuck on the oriental museum since i can walk there, and I do a lot. This is the only place you will find a hugh wooden statue of...More

Thank lawanda106
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many artifacts thoughtfully curated and explained. This museum is an absolute treasure. It is also a sight-seeing bargain. I can't imagine a trip to Chicao without visiting.

Thank EM C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given the prices on museums these days. it's amazing that this museum is free. It has a vast array of exhibits - so much that your head will be filled to overflowing by the time you leave!

Thank WITravelBug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped by the Oriental Institute expecting to spend maybe an hour. I ended up spending 3 and still felt rushed! The quality and organization of artifacts is simply exquisite. If you have even the slightest interest in ancient art or Mesopotamian culture, make sure...More

Thank GirlRaisedInTexas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went here for an exhibition about Persepolis. The exhibition was short and full of pictures about the site in the 1920s. There are other permanent exhibitions

Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This museum is well worth seeing especially if you visit the Robie House which is right across the street. It is located in the southern part of the city. There is no direct tsubway service. You mist take the Red or Green line to Garfield....More

Thank russcox
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Most people who live in the area have not heard of or visited this museum but it is a gem on the south side. There are extremely unusual antiquities, and some of the areas represented have recently experienced a loss of ancient artifacts.

Thank vaSnips
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The museum is a bit off the beaten track for a tourist: there is no public transport so take an Uber rather than a regular taxi if you can. It is not huge, but reflects the numerous digs in which the University of Chicago has...More

Thank Hakluyt
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We rode the metro train and took a bus that dropped us off at the campus. We had to walk a few blocks to get to the institute. We really enjoyed our visit here.

Thank 210SATX
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Anyone who is interested in History or Middle Eastern artifacts will find a treasure trove in this little known museum. Right in the beautiful U of C campus. These are the treasures that Howard Carter(discoverer of the treasures of King Tutankhamen)brought to America. The museum...More

Thank bonnie h
Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park,
one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
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