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“Impressive Museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oriental Institute Museum

Oriental Institute Museum
1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 (Hyde Park)
773-702-9520
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Ranked #12 of 364 attractions in Chicago
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Art and history museum located on the campus of the University of Chicago.
New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Impressive Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Especially if you're in the U of C area, stop in to see their impressive collection.
I discovered the OI because they have some evening lectures open to the public (which I also recommend).
It's a great way to spend an evening, learn something new and some give access to the museum after the lecture.
I had no idea they had so many interesting treasures! Really great to see. I recommend.
Lots of nice restaurants popping up in that area and a great view of the city from the nearby Promontory Point.

Visited June 2013
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Irvine, California
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13 attraction reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Middle eastern archeology”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great many artistic and functional objects excavated in middle east. Well organized exhibit. Bit difficult though not impossible to find during the 58th street renovation.

Visited June 2013
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Such a Interesting Museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Small and highly informative. The museum covers the Middle East - Egypt, Arabia, Turkey and so forth. The displays were well done and the placards were fascinating and made learning the material easy and fun.

Visited June 2013
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Albany, New York
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I have always wanted to see this museum and it did not disappoint. It is on the campus of the University of Chicago. It was a bit hard to find, but we finally made it.

Visited June 2013
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California
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Love this museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I had a lot of fun in this museum. It seems that, back in the 1920s or so, the University of Chicago had a major research program in the middle east and picked up a lot of great artifacts... artifacts that might have gone to the likes of the British Museum but came here instead. They've got some pieces from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Nubia, etc. It's not a huge museum, but the works they have are very nice and well presented and described. I spent a couple hours here, and could have spent more.

Visited June 2013
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