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Chicago Sports Museum
Children's Museums, History Museums, Game & Entertainment Centers, Specialty Museums
Glessner House Museum
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Chicago Sports Museum
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The Art Institute of Chicago
#1 of 128 Museums in Chicago
As one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States, The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park is a Midwestern brilliant gem!
It is one of the best art museums in the world with something for everyone from armor & weapons to Old Masters and modern masterpieces with a great assortment of ancient Roman, Greek, Korean, Chinese, and Indian a...
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Richard H. Driehaus Museum
#2 of 128 Museums in Chicago
Time is always a challenge when visiting cities with great museums like Chicago, but we saved a couple of hours to visit the Driehaus Museum and it was well worth it.
We have visited many Chicago museums and this museum was fantastic.
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American Writers Museum
#3 of 128 Museums in Chicago
By the gift shop is a literary map of the US which shows locations of homes or museums of famous American writers.
A great addition to Chicago museums
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Chicago Cultural Center
#4 of 128 Museums in Chicago
This place is great for those who love art and museums.
If you have been to all of the other Chicago Museums, make sure you also get to the Chicago Cultural Center.
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Museum of Science and Industry
#5 of 128 Museums in Chicago
If you want to enjoy this hands-on, informative, awesome, one of the best museums in the world, then be there prompt and see as much as you can by noon or you’ll be inundated with kids.
We've visited museums in every major city around the world and always say Chicago museums are the best!
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Oriental Institute Museum
#6 of 128 Museums in Chicago
The Oriental Institute is one of the museums of the University of Chicago, housing its collection of Egyptian and Mesopotamian art and artifacts.
But it's one of the best historical and archaeological museums in the City of Chicago.
National Museum of Mexican Art
#7 of 128 Museums in Chicago
Sometimes we tend to overlook the fact that there are some outstanding museums devoted to Mexican, Puerto Rican, Japanese, Chinese, Polish and other ethnic art.
I love small museums, and this one does a terrific job giving you an overview of the art created in Mexico and by Mexican Americans across the U.S.
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Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank
#8 of 128 Museums in Chicago
Chicago has many world-class museums, dedicated to history, art, science, archaeology, space, mammals, marine life, medicine and architecture.
As an aficionado of museums, I can say this one is exemplary.
The Field Museum
#9 of 128 Museums in Chicago
One of the finest museums I have visited to date, the Field Museum is a must visit for a history enthusiast and a casual tourist!! Plan to spend a full day if you are serious about history and culture etc and at l...
I love natural history museums--the Field is among my top three, with the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Natural History Museum in London.
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Chicago History Museum
#10 of 128 Museums in Chicago
Chicago can boast of many world-class museums and art galleries, from the Art Institute of Chicago to the Field Museum to the Museum of Science and Industry.
While smaller than some of Chicago's more famous museums, anyone who loves history will be able to spend a few hours here.
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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
#11 of 128 Museums in Chicago
Chicago has many museums and attractions.
... from Lincoln Park Zoo, steps from North Lake Shore Drive at the Fullerton Parkway exit, the museum focuses on the natural history of the Chicago area and offers educational programs for children and adults.
Chicago Children's Museum
#12 of 128 Museums in Chicago
In a city of fantastic world class museums, this one happens to be my favourite and well worth it.
We live near Rochester, which has the Strong museum, one of the biggest play museums and she gets a little bored there, as she is right on the cusp of being too old.
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Adler Planetarium
#13 of 128 Museums in Chicago
So many museums, so many historical sites, so many sporting events, so many restaurants, so many shopping and sight-seeing opportunities.
The quality of the exhibits are really nice and rival top city museums.
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The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
#14 of 128 Museums in Chicago
We bought tickets in the UK via Groupon, though pick the day the museum is open for free if you can - as other museums are so expensive (poor Americans, come to London they are free).
This unique little museum covers a lot for a small space, including how the bridge works, nature conservation efforts of the river, and newspapers featuring the river throughout the city's history.
Chicago Sports Museum
#15 of 128 Museums in Chicago
The museum features displays of sports memorabilia, a vast collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts from former Chicago teams and athletes in all sports.
We really enjoyed our visit to Chicago Sports Museum, which has unique memories and footages of the "Jordan area" of Chicago Bulls.
Museum of Contemporary Art
#16 of 128 Museums in Chicago
Chicago has numerous fine museums that nearly everyone knows about, but this friendly "little" museum near the famous Water Tower is also a great museum.
The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, the price was good (and they have reciprocity with other contemporary art museums).
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Museum of Broadcast Communications
#17 of 128 Museums in Chicago
But there are so many fond memories of SNL - like the "killer bees", RosanneRosanneDana", Land Sharks, Wayne's World, Weekend Update, etc. Visiting this museum at 360 N. State is a must see.
This awesome museum has exhibits on all of our favorite TV shows from the 1970's and 1980's, including Bozo's Circus, Frazier Thomas, Garfield the Goose, plus the aforementioned Ray Rayner and Gigglesnort Hotel.
Glessner House Museum
#18 of 128 Museums in Chicago
Glessner House and Museum offers a treasure of an amazing artifact of the Prairie Street neighborhood.
Another interesting addition to the museum is the Jack Simmerling Art Gallery with exhibits of the late Chicago artist's work that focused on the city and its famous landscapes.
DuSable Museum of African American History
#19 of 128 Museums in Chicago
All Americans should experience museums of this quality, breadth and depth.
The museum, which contains 50,000 square feet of exhibition space, a gift shop, a research library and a 466-seat auditorium, also displays African American art by South Side Community Art Center students Charles...
Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)
#20 of 128 Museums in Chicago
Stumbled on to this museum while looking up small specialty museums in Chicago.
It combines really well with the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Arts Club of Chicago which are a very short walk from there.
Jane Addams' Hull-House Museum
#21 of 128 Museums in Chicago
There are moments somber and inspirational represented here, and alluded to at other great Chicago institutions such as the Chicago history museum which houses artifacts and/or photos from this house as well.
A visit to the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is a fascinating and educational journey into the history of Chicago at the turn of the 20th century.
International Museum of Surgical Science
#22 of 128 Museums in Chicago
In addition to displaying medical artifacts dating back thousands of years, the museum, since 1998, has hosted a number of contemporary art exhibitions in an effort to broaden its appeal to the public.
The museum houses an exceptional timeline of artifacts and paintings that tell the story of the surgical sciences.
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
#23 of 128 Museums in Chicago
In 2009, the library was named one of 10 recipients of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor for museums and libraries.
The Pritzker Military Museum & Library, formerly the Pritzker Military Library, is a museum and a research library for the study of military history.
Museum of Contemporary Photography
#24 of 128 Museums in Chicago
Founded in 1976 by Columbia College in Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography has become the world's premier college art museum dedicated to photography.
Fantastic little art museum
Swedish American Museum
#25 of 128 Museums in Chicago
Unique and Thoughtful Museum
Amazing interactive museum for kids.
Smart Museum of Art
#26 of 128 Museums in Chicago
(great bookstores, other museums, historic architecture {not just the Robie House}.
Sources from very large museums around the world again make an impact far greater than you'd expect.
Chicago Maritime Museum
#27 of 128 Museums in Chicago
My wife and I were on our weekly Friday outting which often includes some day hikes during the summer or museums during the winter.
Opened in 2016, at 1200 West 35th Street, in the Bridgeport neighborhood, the Chicago Maritime Museum is dedicated to the study and memorialization of Chicago's maritime traditions.
Ukrainian National Museum
#28 of 128 Museums in Chicago
After seeing all of the top museums of Chicago, the Ukrainian Museum was by far the best one we saw.
This fascinating museum has a superb collection of authentic garments and decorative arts from Ukraine with extensive didactic panels explaining the history and politics of the region.
Polish Museum of America
#29 of 128 Museums in Chicago
Ed Paschke Art Center
#30 of 128 Museums in Chicago
This fine, small museum houses a representative sample of the works of one of Chicago's, and the world's, great artists.
To the Chicago experience along with the Elmhurst Art Museum and Elmhurst College Library.