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The Art Institute of Chicago

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Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6404
Phone Number: +1 312-443-3600
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10:30 - 17:00
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Thu 10:30 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 10:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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See why the Art Institute of Chicago is the only museum in the world to be...

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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The best museum for fans of impressionism with other diverse paintings and sculptures

The Art institute of Chicago always have great special exhibitions every year or season.I have been to the museum for four times and it never disappoints me. I was impressed how... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Art institute of Chicago always have great special exhibitions every year or season.I have been to the museum for four times and it never disappoints me. I was impressed how the museum has diverse range of arts from Eastern Asian arts to impressionism arts.Especially, they have great collections of impressionist arts so you should go there if you are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed the Art Institute. Some great permanent collections and a lot of really great pieces I didn't realize were in chicago.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

amazing place superb collection outstanding location.. you could spend a full day over there. a place to visit in Chicago easy to walk and find the collection you wish to admire... decent food floor..

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is an absolutely incredible place. Difficult to explain all the wonderful things to see and appreciate here. We visit here every trip to Chicago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a museum not in New York, London, Paris, or Rome this is an excellent collection. You'll find plenty of famous pieces.

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Greencastle, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Art Institute of Chicago is a beautiful Museum. Each room is filled with magic. The staff are friendly and always helpful. We love to spend time in this peaceful, lovely place.

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Best, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I knew the museum had quite a reputation, but this was beyond my expectations! What an incredible collection ranging from the classic times all the way to the present.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I are science and medicine people not artists, but we still really enjoyed the Art Institute of Chicago! You get to see the original famous works of art by people like Monet, Van Gough, Warhol, Picasso, etc. It was so stunning and impressive and we really enjoyed it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this place it is educational for all ages, and I like that it has once a month free family day, that has different art art craft activities for children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a beautiful museum. I am used to the St. Louis art museum which is free, thus the reason this museum didn't get 5 starts from me. For me, this was an expensive museum for what it was. It had nice galleries but quite the handful were hard to get around in because of school outings. The impressionist galleries... More 

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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 the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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