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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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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
+1 312-443-3600
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Reviewed yesterday

A huge complex with vast collections that deserves time and more than a single visit. Exhibitions are very well organized and easy to find.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Several exhibits were fascinating. Plan to spend about four hours at this venue. we got there early when they opened so it wasn’t very crowded. There were kids there but I don’t know that I would recommend it for small children. Several classic sculptures and...More

Thank Jamieluvs2travel
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best Art Museums of the world. A visit there is a must! Great collections. Will back there for sure!

Thank Alexthebest
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit we had a great time and spent a lovely afternoon in there. Will definitely recommend

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well curated gallery. Wonderful place with so many great paintings that it is hard to say which section to visit. Take the day and visit them all - it will be very worthwhile. Highly recommended.

Thank Tuffino
Reviewed 3 days ago

Extensive collections of European master works from all periods and countries as well as special exhibits and international folk art displayed in a world class facility makes this the number one attraction in Chicago. You could spend a lifetime exploring this wonderful museum but a...More

Thank bccrab
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Art Institute is a wonderful place with a great variety of types of art. They have collections of ancient, contemporary, and modern art including African, Islamic, Asian, European, and American pieces. They have exhibits on tapestry, photography, sculpture, painting, film, architecture, design, paper weights,...More

Thank Everchase182
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great to venture back into the AIC. Their Impressionist collection alone is worth the trip. Not too pricey, not too crowded, and their displays are user-friendly.

Thank Tsaxman74
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Christmas around the world exhibit is awesome. Wasn't too crowded on weekday morning. Lots of interesting exhibits, got to watch baby chicks breaking out of their shells.

Thank Sandy J
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best art museums in the world. Also, among the largest in collection. This place takes at least 2 days to ingest. There is a cafe inside.

Thank Mahaluna
Downtown / The Loop
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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
27 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.