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The Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
+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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  • Average1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-443-3600
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Reviewed today

The building is small enough so that you can cover most of the exibits in one day. They have something for almost everyone, including beautifully detailed minature rooms, traditoinal formal paintings from different eras, displays of Chinese and Indian culture, American folk art, and archetectual...More

Thank Cindy J
Reviewed yesterday

If you're staying for multiple days, get a membership so you can return and enjoy an hour or two at a time each day for your stay. It pays off in cost and time -- and energy. So much to fit in while in Chicago!

Thank Footprints34
Reviewed yesterday

We had used the hop-on hop-off Big Bus not only to see the sights, but also as a means of getting around town. We got off at the stop for the Chicago Art Inst on a Saturday afternoon. We learned that anyone who could display...More

Thank JoeV32174
Reviewed yesterday

It was our first trip to Chicago. Usually, we don't go to museums on our first trip, but it was pouring, so we gave it a shot. Great idea! Fabulous modern art collection. Loved Nighthawks, and the Tarsilia do Amaral exhibit.

Thank Juan Francisco G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic permanent collection supplemented by interesting and challenging temporary exhibits. Needs stamina to take everything on in one visit. Wouldn’t it be great if they could do two day tickets so you could pace your discoveries?

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed yesterday

Although I had many long hikes for the special areas I wished to visit, the sights along the way attracted mulitple stops to look more closely The presentations were so very well done: this place sets the standards for the rest of the world I...More

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed yesterday

One of my favorite major art museum in the world. Lovely building and galleries, friendly staff. Greatly enjoyed major Gaugin exhibit in October 2017. Will be returning again and again (3 times and counting...)

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having bought tickets online on my smartphone, we queued for 45 minutes in the “ fast pass” queue only to be told at the counter we could have walked straight in! Having got over my annoyance, we went straight to the Impressionists which were fabulous....More

Thank LKay54
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was nice but nothing massive pop out to me. I did love a few pictures from Claude Monet and Childe Hassam. If you have time drop by why not??

Thank Sandy V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Go out of your way to get to the Art Institute - terrific collection in amazing spaces although somewhat difficult to find exactly where you want to be. Luckily there are lots of volunteer workers and other guides who seem to know (in the most...More

Thank AntSydney
Downtown / The Loop
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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 Georgia F | Reviewed this property |
Yes! And you can purchase it on line and print it out at home. I don't think it is very much more expensive than general admission either. Go for it !