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The Art Institute of Chicago

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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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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 via mobile

There is a lot to see here and can easily be a day or more. Food options were great for our teenager and gave us a chance to catch our breath. Great programs for kids too (we were here on a Sunday).

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Reviewed today via mobile

Wonderfully presented collection. Nicely lit and elegantly spaced. You could spend a day here. I didn’t take the audio guide but I think it would be good.

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Reviewed today

the museum is always good as there is constant new exhibitions. I just loved the impressionists and come over and over

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Reviewed today

We visited with friends for the first time and had no idea how large it was. We spent 4 or 5 hours and didn't really get to see nearly as much as we wanted. They have an excellent gift shop but it is also very...More

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Reviewed today

Really enjoyed the visit and exploring all the galleries. Lots of volunteers available to ask your questions about exhibits and/or directions. Nice cafe for lunch/snacks. Would recommend plenty of time in order to see all the exhibits.

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Reviewed today via mobile

I stop in at the Art Institute about once a month. This time I visited the Neapolitan Crèche and the Thorne Rooms. Perfect for a Christmas holiday treat

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love art, then I would recommend the Art Institute of Chicago. Many beautiful pieces.This place is pretty big, so make sure to give yourself time..

Thank Ihearttraveling1234
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the true delights of Chicago. This place has something for everyone. We cannot say enough good things about the museum. It is immense, so if you are visiting with children, try to find ways to break up the touring.

Thank Sssshhhhhhh
Reviewed 3 days ago

This probably one of the finest art museums in the world, and a must-see for anybody visiting the city. Find a wide mix of work from the Roman era to modern works in various types of media from both Europe, North America, and East Asia.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although a bit pricy at $25 pp, the offerings are plenty and one could spend days here. There is a great collection of Monets, and other famous (and not so famous) artists. We rented the audio guides which were invaluable. There is a coat check...More

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Response from Dixie H | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it doesn’t look like you can but I would call them to check.
18 July 2018|
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Response from M7920LFjiml | Reviewed this property |
No dress code I was aware of. Shorts collarless shirt was my mode
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Response from 752jeaninew | Reviewed this property |
Hard to say. Depends on your interest and endurance. I would allocate half a day. You won’t see everything but you can hit your priority sections.