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Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404
312 443 3600
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As featured in 3 days in Chicago
Ranked #1 of 366 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This Classical Renaissance structure, guarded by two bronze lions at its entrance, boasts one of the world's great art collections, including the... more » Owner description: This Classical Renaissance structure, guarded by two bronze lions at its entrance, boasts one of the world's great art collections, including the trademark "American Gothic." « less
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Saratoga, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for an Art Museum, it is hard to imagine there is a better one in Chicago or the USA. The Art Institute of Chicago is huge and well stocked with lots of famous art. It is broken into types of art, so one can skip whatever you do not like. You could spend days seeing all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent museum with excellent exhibitions all year long. It is a bit pricy, but the place has so many things to see that you would find it worthy. It also has a nice restaurant, ideal to visit at any time if the year. Give yourselves a complete say for the visit.

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Evansville, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We have been to many museums in Chicago, but we always pass the Art Institute of Chicago due to the long lines. This time around, we were determined to go because we have heard so many wonderful things about the museum and read many reviews on Tripadvisor. We are ssssoooo glad we didn't pass it up this visit! The line... More

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Lytham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very impressed by this modern museum we spent some time looking at just one exhibition because of time constraints wish we had had longer. My partner moaned at the price we paid to get in but even he had to admit it was worth every cent

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Berkeley, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Centrally located, amazing collections, we spent the morning, looking a the Impression and Contemporary collections, as well as the Architecture

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Beautiful art collection. We spent 3 hrs here on a rainy afternoon and loved it. Not our usual stop while traveling but we would highly recommend visiting the Art Institute.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Chicago art Instuitute has one of the best art collection in the US and deserves by far a visit to enjoy the permanent collection and some temporary collections. The modern halls of the Institute are very efficient and well balanced.

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Toronto
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Beautiful museum and definitely worth making time for. You could probably spend a week here to see it properly but we gave ourselves ~3hrs to try and see everything we wanted and were happy with it. Amazing collection of Monet's & Renoir's. European Impressionism section the highlight. If you buy tickets at the Tourism Store in the park below Cloud... More

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A fantastic place of course. Must-see for anyone who's never been. Always great to revisit the AIC. Highly recommended.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I love this museum, specially their impressionist collection so don't miss it. We also discovered that the museum has an app in which they suggest some "itineraries" for everyone, but what's even better is that if you want to see the work or a certain artist, you just type in the name and it will tell you where to go!!!

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