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The Art Institute of Chicago
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US$35.00*
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Art Institute of Chicago Fast Pass Admission
Ranked #1 of 690 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a magnificent museum. We had purchased tickets in advance, but this was unnecessary as there wasn't much of a line on the Saturday afternoon we visited. I'd suggest wearing very comfortable shoes, and scheduling a good amount of time -- there is much worth seeing. We particularly enjoyed the paperweight collection and the stock exchange room in addition to all of the wonderful paintings.

Thank Windwardmom
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We were only able to spend 5 hours and could have spent 10. So many major pieces of original masterpieces to see covering the current to hundreds of years old. Picasso, Toulouse, Matisse and many others. Artifacts from Greece, Rome, and Egypt. We never made it to the Asian, Native American and Architectural wings.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Always go there when in town, and never seem to have enough time! One of the best museums in the US with collections that interest all different visitors. We particularly like the Chicago architecture displays this time. Staff and volunteers are excellent to help, and are everywhere. Just wish there was some type of shuttle service there from the hotel areas.

Thank JanP383
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Loved visiting The Art Institute of Chicago. The highlight was visiting The Thorne Miniature Rooms. I've never seen anything quite like it before. The restaurant there is very modern and lovely -- perfect for a glass of champagne and a decadent dessert.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Very nice park with lots to do. Very large and you have to see the famous bean. In the summer there are free concerts in the park.

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