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Oriental Institute Museum

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Address: 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Art and history museum located on the campus of the University of Chicago.

Art and history museum located on the campus of the University of Chicago.

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Beautiful!

This theater is simply beautiful. We have come several times for plays. It's best to get a car service due parking. There are elevators and concessions available.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Plainfield,Il
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Plainfield,Il
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This theater is simply beautiful. We have come several times for plays. It's best to get a car service due parking. There are elevators and concessions available.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the heart of the University of Chicago campus. This place is awesome and if there is a guide available , even better. The artifacts are amazing. You can purchase materials at the gift shop. You are in the Hyde Park neighborhood so you have a variety of restaurants to choose from.

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in on an overnight trip to the city in celebration of our 6th wedding anniversary. I expected to pay admission as indicated by their website, but it is actually a suggested donation. We never carry cash, so if you are going, bring a cash donation. We will next time. The exhibit was easy to navigate,... More 

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Thank JesseWhite
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small hidden gem on the campus of University of Chicago, which is also worth a tour thru their admin dept., but you get to see wonders from Babylon and Assyria, Egypt and Persia and all within 1 sq block. If you chk carefully it can be a quick tour that will take you thru 1000s of yrs... More 

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Thank Virginia M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Our family loves museums, we look for museums that are devoted to ancient Egypt. This is top notch for anybody that like a museum you can go to and not feel like rushed or overwhelmed. This is will be a good museum to visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Gorgeous museum of ancient Middle East - including Egypt. Has fun kids programs on weekends and a beautiful garden courtyard for sunny days. Definitely suggest making a day of it and wandering the University of Chicago campus (that looks like Hogwarts), visiting the Oriental Institute, and the Frank Lloyd Wright house.

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Dallas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Be sure to see the Oriental Institute Museum, especially if you are visiting the University of Chicago. This museum is close to the Museum of Science and Industry, but it will appeal less to young children than does the Museum of Science and Industry. The Oriental Institute is an outstanding showcase for ancient Near East art, architecture, and artifacts. The... More 

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Richmond, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This museum is free, but well worth the suggested $10 offering. We spent a pleasant afternoon there, viewing the treasures it held. On hearing the name, I expected more of a Far East vibe, but the museum houses Near East artifacts with excellent descriptions. It isn't a place for young children, but excellent for inquisitive teens and above. We could... More 

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California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Also a couple block walk from the Museum of Science and Industry, but not a place for most children unlike the Science and Industry museum. Nicely displayed artifacts in a not so modern facility, but adequate for its purposes.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is one of the lesser known museums in Chicago, but you still don't want to miss it. You should call for directions first since it sits on the University of Chicago campus which is also something to see. Plan on spending the whole day here as there is sooo much to see. The collections encompass antiquities from ancient civilizations... More 

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If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.
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