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Art Institute of Chicago

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Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404
Phone Number: 312 443 3600
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This Classical Renaissance structure, guarded by two bronze lions at its...
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."
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Fascinating place to spend a whole day

Spent 3 hrs here & didn't even see see all of the top floor - there are 3. Quite expensive to enter, so budget to spend a whole day here - plenty to see - excellent range... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Spent 3 hrs here & didn't even see see all of the top floor - there are 3. Quite expensive to enter, so budget to spend a whole day here - plenty to see - excellent range & quality of exhibits. Nice restaurant on L Ground floor.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best museums I have ever visited! An impressive collection of impressionists, Munch, Pre-Raphaelites, American, Roman, Japanese, Himalayan art. Do not miss miniatures on the ground floor (marked LL in the elevator). I have spent 4.5 hours there and left with a feeling I might have missed something. The museum is located on Michigan avenue near... More 

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Chandler, Az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great museum. There is much to see, give yourself plenty of time and try to do during the weekend and the weekends get pretty packed.

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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

So much amazing art. My daughter and I are art buffs, and this was a wonderful experience. Van Gogh, Monet, and so much more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Huge selection of art from various movements throughout the eras! Unfortunately, a few sections were closed during our visit and there is only 1 bathroom per floor.

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Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

fantastic museum , very easy to walk and see colections . nice building, the park with the bean is also fantastic

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Overwhelming collection of art. You could easily spend more than a day here, if there weren't so many other cool things to do in Chicago.

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boynton beach, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

absolutely fantastic art, especially the charles ray sculptures...AMAZING...see them before they go bye-bye!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Art Institute is and has been one of the main attractions of our beautiful city. Their collection of fine art is unparalleled in this country if not the world. The new Modern Wing is a glorious addition to the museum showcasing the city as art. And a visit is not complete without a lunch at Tierzo Piano!

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Been to Art Institute of Chicago once. We felt value for money and time spent there. A great collection of art which are really maintained very well. This is located right on the Michigan Avenue and so there is no hassle to locate it.

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a 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 the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.