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“Excellent Art Collection”

The Art Institute of Chicago
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$35.00*
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Art Institute of Chicago Fast Pass Admission
Ranked #1 of 642 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 Wing. Stand before classics like Nighthawks, and travel the globe through galleries devoted to the art of ancient Greece, Japan, Africa, and the Americas.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage
Rochester, MN
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“Excellent Art Collection”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

The Art Institute of Chicago has an impressive collection of art. The miniature dollhouse replicas of architecture from different eras and the impressionist pieces are my two favorites.

Visited March 2013
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Clawson, Michigan
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“Some fantastic artwork & artefacts!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Broad selection of well known & not so well known paintings. Many artefacts from Italy, China, Korea, Japan. Well presented.

A bit expensive for a foreign tourist at $23 per person entry. However, if you live locally or visit Chicago frequently, annual membership is a much better deal.

Visited March 2013
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

I'm not a huge museum fan...especially art museums. That being said, this was a great experience. It is very large and they don't try to pack 20 pieces into six square feet which allows traffic to be spread out. They have some very nice pieces. My girlfriend is into art and she really enjoyed it. Also, make sure you ask about Bank of America discount...staff was nice enough to let us know about it.

Visited February 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Art Institute of Chicago”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Large collection of art work from modern to older works. Entire wing devoted to modern work. Extensive collection of Impressionist works. Restaurants and store contained within the building.

Visited December 2012
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Massachusetts
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“Beautiful Museum”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

We were lucky enough to be in Chicago when the Picasso exhibit was there. We ate in the cafeteria which was very good also. We really enjoyed it.

Visited March 2013
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