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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 362 attractions in Chicago
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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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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Great Museum with an incredible collection of works! Could have stayed all day if time allotted. Very impressive Impressionist & Post-Impressionist collection & a stunning Seurat!

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing collection of artwork, I really appreciated the Indian, Japanese, and African galleries. Would've stayed a lot longer but they had the heat on and I was sweating (and I'm from Florida!) Other than that silly detail it really is a must see if visiting Chicago!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

there is something here for everyone. literally! the art institute of chicago has been one of my favorite places to visit since i was little. i still feel like a tourist when i'm there, totally in awe. i could spend hours, going from room to room, collection to collection.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The Chicago Art Institute is without a doubt one of the top 5 art museums in the world. Its collection is deep and wide. I never get through it in a day so I have to pick certain areas where I'd like to focus. And if you like impressionism and can't get to Paris, this is the second best place... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting, if you like art definetly have to go, actually i recommend buy the city pass and get in there saving some money and time.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The museum itself was nice architecturally, although it was a little tricky to navigate. The lady at the front desk was very courteous and helpful. The other employees standing throughout the museum...not so much. Most seemed annoyed to be bothered and weren't polite on several occasions. We accidentally wandered into a special exhibit we didn't pay for and a lady... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

When we first walked in it was pretty in the lobby. We walked to some art exhibits and they were okay. The art wasn't famous and it looked like it could've been done by a first grader. Then we got hungry. Went downstairs to get some food. We expected to get some American food but all there was was foreign.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The collection at the Art Institute of Chicago is amazing. So many beautiful pieces that will please any kind visitor. I was only there for a few hours but I definitely could of spent more time walking through the different exhibits. I will definitely return on my next trip to Chicago.

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Colonia, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I took my 13 yr old niece who is into art here. There were many exhibits, enough for a whole day. Despite her love for contemporary art, we really enjoyed the wing with all of the miniature rooms. So much detail and craftsmanship. We also thought the paperweights exhibit was neat. It was a Saturday and not too crowded that... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Our family loves the AI. We highly recommend getting the App. My kids enjoy choosing the theme or area from the App as a guide for the day. Some things to note if you are visiting with kids: Security guards will give you dirty looks and follow you around a bit. If your kids are following the rules, just ignore... More

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