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“A very good museum.”

The Art Institute of Chicago
Ranked #1 of 711 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: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The Art Institute is always worth a visit, with a pleasing series of temporary exhibitions anchored by very good permanent collections, particularly the French Impressionists.

Thank FredBramble
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

I compromised with my students that if they wanted to go to a baseball game they had to go to this museum. They were dragging their feet on the way from the L. Once inside and I gave them a mission assignment to explore in pairs with chaperons, they were amazed with the art and artifacts as was I! They have student rates! You need more than an hour to do some justice.

1  Thank Pangelinan
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Our favorite part was finding the artwork featured in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and taking a few photos. I was happily surprised that prices were not as high as I expected, and children under 14 are free. There are also other discounts for Chicago residents, students, seniors. A great collection of beautiful art!

Thank Julia R
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This is a fabulous art museum with a wide variety of exhibits including a large collection of miniature rooms, great photigraghy, interesting paperweights, good impressionists, and some fun surprises. We were able to leave and go out for lunch and return ready for more.

1  Thank nonsmokinglady
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Nice place to visit and bring friends from the UK
The kids enjoyed it as well as the adults, there were lots of people when we got here

Thank Mas M
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