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The Art Institute of Chicago
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USD 35.00*
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Art Institute of Chicago Fast Pass Admission
Ranked #1 of 699 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: Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Enjoyed the time here. You need at least 4 hours to fully appreciate all there is to see here. The Rodin and Degas exhibits were very good. Contemporary - Modern art leaves me cold, but the building is very beautiful too.

1  Thank DMC90
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Simply amazing with a variety of offerings and exhibits that run the gamut and will keep the interest of all people, even kids. The entry fee is a bit high, but the many different exhibits, from different art - to Medieval Art and Armor/Weapons to religious (very old) exhibits. There was also a photography display on the Lower Level that was excellent. Finally, I would strongly recommend that you plan to spend several to 4 hours to really see everything - even just casually walking through the Art Institute.

Thank Matthew H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Art Institute is by far one of the best art museums in the united states. There are so many masterpieces in one building that I can't even begin to describe. My personal favorite was the modern art museum - plenty of Pollock's, Warhol's, and Lichtenstein to name a few. They have works from every major artist that you can think of. Plan to stay a few hours if you want to see everything.

Thank jdaigle2004
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Visited the museum with two kids (12 and 9). We went to the Family Center first, so they could complete an activity which would lead them on a search for various art pieces throughout the museum (and keep them entertained). Near the family center was an interactive exhibit room with helium filled fish balloons that you could play with. The kids found this entertaining. As a family, we enjoyed the miniature rooms (basement), the Impressionist galleries, and the arms and armor exhibits. Several areas throughout the museum were under construction and draped off. The map in the visitors guide was confusing and difficult to follow - maybe because of the construction areas - but it was hard to navigate. Admission for children is free.

1  Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Their collection of Eastern and Asian art is especially intriguing for me. Very enjoyable.

Thank Marie N
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