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Chicago Sports Museum
Children's Museums, History Museums, Game & Entertainment Centres, Speciality Museums
Glessner House Museum
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Chicago Sports Museum
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#1 of 125 Museums in Chicago
As one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States, The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park is a Midwestern brilliant gem!
It is one of the best art museums in the world with something for everyone from armor & weapons to Old Masters and modern masterpieces with a great assortment of ancient Roman, Greek, Korean, Chinese, and Indian a...
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#2 of 125 Museums in Chicago
I really enjoyed everything about the tour and in a city with many large museums that require several days each to see everything, it was nice to see everything start to finish in about an hour or two.
I have visited many museums and historic buildings in places like Paris, London, Florence and Rome but I find this museum something very unique when compared to my other experiences.
#3 of 125 Museums in Chicago
By the gift shop is a literary map of the US which shows locations of homes or museums of famous American writers.
A great addition to Chicago museums
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#4 of 125 Museums in Chicago
This place is great for those who love art and museums.
If you have been to all of the other Chicago Museums, make sure you also get to the Chicago Cultural Center.
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#5 of 125 Museums in Chicago
If you want to enjoy this hands-on, informative, awesome, one of the best museums in the world, then be there prompt and see as much as you can by noon or you’ll be inundated with kids.
This is hands-down my favorite museum, and I have visited the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC, and museums in other countries.
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#6 of 125 Museums in Chicago
The Oriental Institute is one of the museums of the University of Chicago, housing its collection of Egyptian and Mesopotamian art and artifacts.
Away from the lines and the hype of the big Chicago museums is this truly awe inspiring collection of Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian, etc. artifacts.
#7 of 125 Museums in Chicago
As an aficionado of museums, I can say this one is exemplary.
I love small museums as this one.
#8 of 125 Museums in Chicago
One of the best art museums anywhere, focused on work by and about the Mexican experience.
Overall it's a really nice place to visit, something different than the ordinary downtown museums.
#9 of 125 Museums in Chicago
One of the finest museums I have visited to date, the Field Museum is a must visit for a history enthusiast and a casual tourist!! Plan to spend a full day if you are serious about history and culture etc and at l...
Chicago's Field Museum is one of the great natural history museums, and there are a ton of fantastic exhibits.
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#10 of 125 Museums in Chicago
All in all, a very interesting and enjoyable time, especially if you love going to museums and learning a little bit of history.
Chicago can boast of many world-class museums and art galleries, from the Art Institute of Chicago to the Field Museum to the Museum of Science and Industry.
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#11 of 125 Museums in Chicago
Chicago has many museums and attractions.
The museum is also located close to park areas and to a lot of restaurants, which makes it easy to combine the museum trip with a meal for children.
#12 of 125 Museums in Chicago
In a city of fantastic world class museums, this one happens to be my favourite and well worth it.
Pretty much sets the standard for interactive, educational and entertaining museums.
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#13 of 125 Museums in Chicago
They are far more friendly, informative and passionate than any of the other museums that we've visited in Chicago.
There are lots of great museums in Chicago, but Adler Planetarium should be at the top of your list!
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#14 of 125 Museums in Chicago
Tucked away at the foot of the Michigan Street Bridge and Wacker Street on the Riverwalk is this little gem of a museum.
From the Riverwalk on the North side of the Chicago River at Michigan Ave, you can visit a small museum and see the workings of the drawbridge.
#15 of 125 Museums in Chicago
Chicago has numerous fine museums that nearly everyone knows about, but this friendly "little" museum near the famous Water Tower is also a great museum.
The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, the price was good (and they have reciprocity with other contemporary art museums).
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#16 of 125 Museums in Chicago
This is a nice little museum plenty of memorabilia and photo's signed shirts take your camera or phone also if you go into harry cary's you get free entry to the museum fab
For only $6 per person, this is a great fun museum for kids, teenagers and those who are young at heart, as well as enthusiastic sports fans.
#17 of 125 Museums in Chicago
My husband usually races through museums but he found himself reading and watching everything!
But there are so many fond memories of SNL - like the "killer bees", RosanneRosanneDana", Land Sharks, Wayne's World, Weekend Update, etc. Visiting this museum at 360 N. State is a must see.
#18 of 125 Museums in Chicago
(And, when you're finished, go next tour and tour the city's oldest surviving house, the Clarke House, which was built in 1832 and furnished by the Colonial Dames of America as a period house museum.)
She was also known for hosting a weekly ladies' literary club, as well as her talent for jewelry making, some of which were on display at the Arts and Crafts Jewelry exhibition at the Driehaus Museum last year.
#19 of 125 Museums in Chicago
I've been to many house museums and I was impressed by the amount of interactive material that they had at Hull-House.
The walk up to Jane Addams bedroom is also memorable and walking around this room is one of the best experiences I have ever had in a museum.
#20 of 125 Museums in Chicago
Stumbled on to this museum while looking up small specialty museums in Chicago.
A small but delightful museum with two floors....the upper floor houses the permanent collection from Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods that consist of oils, carvings, artifacts, and collectibles.
#21 of 125 Museums in Chicago
All Americans should experience museums of this quality, breadth and depth.
Presently the temporary displays are of quilts, war memorabilia and early (I think) 20th century artists, Of particular note is the new exhibit that mirrors (?) that of the new Smithsonian National Museum of Afric...
#22 of 125 Museums in Chicago
It is a serious academic museum, dedicated to the art, science, history, research, technology and especially the people who have given us the modern medically advanced society in which we live.
As someone who loves history in its many forms, this place is the unsung hero of the Chicago museum scene.
#23 of 125 Museums in Chicago
In 2009, the library was named one of 10 recipients of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor for museums and libraries.
A Hidden Jewel among Chicago Museums
#24 of 125 Museums in Chicago
....A few blocks down from the Art Institute is a hidden jewel, The Museum of Contemporary Photography.
This museum is free and was uncrowded when we visited making it a pleasant - and free - stop while touring Chicago.
#25 of 125 Museums in Chicago
Unique and Thoughtful Museum
Amazing interactive museum for kids.
#26 of 125 Museums in Chicago
(great bookstores, other museums, historic architecture {not just the Robie House}.
Sources from very large museums around the world again make an impact far greater than you'd expect.
#27 of 125 Museums in Chicago
My wife and I were on our weekly Friday outting which often includes some day hikes during the summer or museums during the winter.
Great small museum that deals with a much overlooked historical fact that Chicago is great maritime city.
#28 of 125 Museums in Chicago
This fine, small museum houses a representative sample of the works of one of Chicago's, and the world's, great artists.
Good to have this interesting museum in the neighborhood where you can park for free
#29 of 125 Museums in Chicago
After seeing all of the top museums of Chicago, the Ukrainian Museum was by far the best one we saw.
This fascinating museum has a superb collection of authentic garments and decorative arts from Ukraine with extensive didactic panels explaining the history and politics of the region.
#30 of 125 Museums in Chicago
I'm Polish so I'm here at least few times a year to attend a lot of events organized by Polish Museum and by other Polish organizations.
Wow, what an incredible museum!