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“Don't miss the miniatures in the Thorne Rooms”

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 643 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: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Reviewed December 8, 2014

You can't go wrong spending at least half a day at the #1 museum in the world. And the cafeteria is reasonably priced.

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Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

After three day long visits to this beautiful museum, I've still not seen a fraction of this spectacular collection. Each time I go to Chicago, I look forward to exploring the expanses and peaking in on my favorite pieces.

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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Can't imagine going to a better art museum. Multiple paintings by the masters but what is amazing is how close you can get and you can take photos. Large museum with plenty of room despite large crowds. If you are considering going make time for it, you won't be sorry.

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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Of course Art Institute is enough reason to visit Chicago, but James Ensor exhibition makes it extra worthwile.

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Reviewed December 7, 2014

We almost always visit here when in Chicago. The art is outstanding. We were fortunate to see the Neapolitan Creche this year...very few things make me gasp when I see it but this did!

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