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“Great day to spend” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404
312 443 3600
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Ranked #1 of 307 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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 trademark "American Gothic."
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“Great day to spend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

There is always something new displayed here, and for first timers, you'll love the display and the amazing art. The layout is easy to follow, and all ages will love to visit here. It is located close to other Michigan Avenue attractions as well. Lots of places to eat and the lake is a short walk from here

Visited December 2012
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“Give yourself plenty of time to check this place out... it's enormous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you love, or even just like art, there's nothing not to like about the Art Institute... it's outstanding. Definitely a must see if you're sight seeing in Chicago.

Visited March 2013
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“Inspiring, Diverse, and Impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The Art Institute contains a wonderfully diverse collection of pieces. Be prepared to spend some time for wandering, there is something interesting around each corner. I would recommend doing some research to find the pieces you want to view, as some of the rooms and collections become a little overwhelming.
There are many places to sit and view, so if you tire easily, you won't have to stand/walk for hours without a break. The staff is helpful, and maps are available to help you find your way around.

Consider purchasing a package that gives you access to the museum and other sights (I used the Go Chicago card) to save money and to bypass the long lines.

Visited December 2012
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“A must”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The Picasso exhibition was amazing. I would go to Chicago again just to see it! At the end of 4 wks of travelling & getting 'cultured', it was still an amazing experience.

Visited February 2013
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“Very nice menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We ate here prior to an architectural walking tour. Wonderful food and excellent view of the Chicago skyline.

Visited February 2013
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