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Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404
312 443 3600
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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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San Rafael, CA
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128 reviews 128 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

If you have walking difficulty, be sure to bring someone to push you in a wheelchair. The place is like the Louvre, huge. Beautiful setting interior, also a big gift shop.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

35 years ago I visited the AIC for the first time. It awed me. Art wasn't boring, it was amazing. We try to always back on every trip to Chicago. Now I have visited the museums of Paris, Florence and Rome and London. The masters of Europe in the new world.

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coventry
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Before saying anything else. The Art Institute is massive. Set over two buildings, there is a lot of walking to be done to experience everything. The other thing is that there is so much content that I found I had stopped taking things in after a couple of hours and wandering around in a daze. I recommend getting the map... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Love the Impressionist section. Time needed for a good visit. Cafeteria is good but experiences long queues at midday!!

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Senior Contributor
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

As you would expect, Impressionest gallery my highlight but great array of art. Don't miss modern gallery

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

All around excellent. I finally got to see some Gerhard Richter abstracts in the flesh. Magritte show was early stuff but very good; however the things we looked for were not there (possibly his later works). TINY NITPICK: The descriptive labels for the pieces were too far away from the artwork itself. I mentioned this to one of the employees... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I have been to several exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago. A great place to see a special exhibit or merely take in the standing exhibits. Located in Grant Park it is a great place to spend the day.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We love the Art Institute and always make it a point to visit while in Chicago. Could spend the entire day there! Modern Art Wing is totally enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Very interesting and entertaining museum. We spent a few hours here and could have spent many more. The medevil exhibit was really cool but the chinese art was a little much and boring for my taste. Overall definitely include this museum in your trip to Chicago.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Are you kidding? This is the Art Institute of Chicago. Such a wonderful place to visit and view the artwork from sculptures to paintings of the masters. 5 stars for sure. Might not be the place to bring little kids if they like to run!

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