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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%
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed yesterday

One of best museums i had opportunity to visit.The number of exhibits is truley amazing.For the entrance fee you get to see so much of history and culture.Must see if in windy city

Thank Samantha R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Art fans & novices alike, will undoubtedly appreciate their time spent here! Always it way too much for one to view in this place in a day. Enjoy this time by focusing on your own desires first and proceed to peruse as you prefer. We...More

Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed 2 days ago

Because of the open house, we visited the Grand Ballroom at MacLean center, which is a property of the art institute, it's just like a ballroom, with some grand decoration. You can see my pictures for what it's look like

Thank ELKW
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went by the Art Institute earlier this month and enjoyed what I saw. The lions at the Michigan Avenue entrance had lovely green wreaths with red ribbons around their necks. Please stop by the museum during the holiday season. Check out the lovely art...More

Thank MaryinChicago
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed the quiet, size and extensive range of exhibits here, including some very well-known artists and pieces.

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 3 days ago

After years of traveling to Chicago for work, I finally made it to The Art Institute and it was fabulous! I was so pleased with the works and the modern art wing was more than I could have imagined. This will now be a stop...More

Thank Charmaine H
Reviewed 4 days ago

You need to take your time and energy to see all the great things that are presented. We were exhausted after 3 hours and hadn't seen everything

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An interesting temporary exhibit of soviet revolution art currently underway. Afterward take the opportunity to visit other permanent exhibits displayed. Rent a self guided tour device or download the museum app for your own personal guide. The museum is a must see when visiting Chicago.

Thank henryv488
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Many friends recommended visiting. Since we are visiting Chicago, we decided to attend. It was 1/2 mile from hotel. The exhibits were amazing. We visited the paperweight room, the Anne Thorne miniature rooms, the Armor rooms, & the Rodin exhibit. Awesome !

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum has an extensive variety of artwork from all periods. Truly amazing opportunity to see famous paintings up close. Highly recommend for those who love art!

Thank gottaloveitaly2012
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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Kuhn H
3 December 2017|
Response from windsurfer_2003 | Reviewed this property |
Yep. 5-8PM on Thursday and for Illinois residents. Proof of residence required.
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.