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The Art Institute of Chicago: Tours & Tickets

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See why the Art Institute of Chicago is the only museum in the world to be top-ranked by TripAdvisor four years in a row! Experience the greatest Impressionist collection outside Paris, and view contemporary masterpieces in the spectacular Modern...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-443-3600
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Reviewed today

Quite complete and well presented museum, some unique items like Chagall's My tips: 1) save money do not buy neither the pocket guide (my wife bought it because is the only guide in foreign languages) nor the audio guide. If you want a nice guide...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank _hcmy_web
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The art institute has so much to see. The miniature rooms and impressionist paintings are my favorite things to see when I visit. Chicago residents can get discounts which is great. Last time I was there we saw the Andy Warhol exhibit which was cool...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank maria-carini23
Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't have enough time to really enjoy this beautiful museum - but the fast pass Admission we purchased earlier really helped - we got there just as busloads of school kids pulled up. I'd love to back to the museum and spend many many...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Russ P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the stop when visiting Chicago. The building itself is a point of interest with an excellent collection of impressionist paintings. Make the time to peruse the full collection, especially with the help of an audio guide.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank IrmaNova
Reviewed 3 days ago

Picturesque surroundings and an impeccable permanent collection. The special exhibitions never disappoint either. Truly a gem in the city's cultural crown.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank eeyyss
Reviewed 3 days ago

Come on people if you don't know The Art Institute of Chicago is on of the world's finest museums of art you must be living under a rock. If you do no more than stand in front of Pablo Picasso's Blue Guitarist and feel the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Allan R
Reviewed 3 days ago

I hate to fly, but didn't want to drive to my hotel in downtown Chicago, so I took the plunge and flew and Ubered to my hotel. I did this just to go to the Art Institute, and it was worth the anxiety! The museum...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Donna H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A world class collection but crowded and relatively expensive. Go early to avoid crowds? The neighborhood is full of interesting places to explore too.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Trekandmore
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an incredible experience exploring one of the top art institutions in America. I had the opportunity to take my family to visit The Art Institue of Chicago, and what an experience it was. The amount of art and history curated and displayed is immense...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jason_lippens
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning and a world class experience. If you are going to Chicago for a number of days, buy a membership and go for a few hours the first day and then go back a few days later for everything you missed the first time....More

Date of experience: November 2019
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October 22, 2019|
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Response from Joshua B | Reviewed this property |
We interacted with several staff members during our visit and had no issues. Everyone was friendly and courteous. Our questions were answered thoughtfully and we were provided accurate directions when we asked.
August 6, 2019|
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Response from Iggie28 | Reviewed this property |
Google “Art institute of Chicago annual membership.” Once on their website you will see different options for membership. Or you can also go there and buy it directly. If you decide to go there to buy directly, it’s best to... More
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