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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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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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I was a fan of modern art. You could find all the masterpieces of modern art in this museum. If you want to visit every room of this museum, you will need 2 days. We spend whole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I was a fan of modern art. You could find all the masterpieces of modern art in this museum. If you want to visit every room of this museum, you will need 2 days. We spend whole day to see all the modern paintings. At the third floor of modern wings, there is a great Italian restaurant which serves great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

No way to do this in one day! So, the guide brochure recommends certain works you must see and where they are located. Did you know this is the home museum of American Gothic? And real dinosaurs? If you're in Chicago, this is on my list of must-sees!

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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My family and I were visiting SAIC and had the privilege of going to the museum. The art work was beautiful and the time we spent as a family was memorable. This was a fun and educational family outing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I LOVE this place...so much to see. One cannot see everything on one visit. It is timeless. Became a member recently so I could attend more frequently. The exhibits and lectures are all well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A great collection of art and artifacts,nicely arranged. They have a very eclectic collection that covers most of the important periods of art, and the artist who best represent those periods.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Much was made of the standing of this museum on TripAdvisor - the World's No.1 museum. It was very good yes and worth a visit, but if you're not a "museum person" then I'd consider spending the entrance fee on something else in Chicago as there's lots to do. I really liked the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room though -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed our visit to the Art Institute, don't miss out - be sure to take a couple of hours to explore every floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing! This museum has everything and is worth the money. I enjoyed the Modern Arts, African American Arts, the photography, the miniature furniture exhibits. I was in here for at least 3 hours and still didn't see everything. Make plans to stay for awhile and eat lunch here to really take in everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of very interesting and famous paintings, not too crowded and so you don't feel rushed looking at the paintings. The layout is a bit confusing as there are multiple buildings attached that do not all connect from every floor, get a map! Serious shortage of benches to rest on.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It's a museum with lots of paintings. If that's your thing, then you'd like it. For us, it was kind of blah. I wish we'd waited until 4:00pm to go in (for discounted ticket price) but the nice man who took our $25/person at 3:45pm never bothered to mention it.

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Additional Information about Art Institute of Chicago

Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404
Phone Number: 312 443 3600
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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.