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The Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
+1 312-443-3600
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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 Wing. Stand before classics like Nighthawks, and travel the globe through galleries devoted to the art of ancient Greece, Japan, Africa, and the Americas.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
111 S Michigan Ave, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-443-3600
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Reviewed yesterday

I always make it a habit to see at least one museum when I travel to a major city. The Art Institute of Chicago is heads and shoulders above any of the museums that I have seen in my travels. It's a large museum with...More

Thank Alex Q
Reviewed yesterday

I am not much of a fan of museums. In fact, I often dread them. But I was blown away by the Art Institute. Their collection is incredibly impressive and thoughtfully curated. A hint - if there is a long time to buy tickets simply...More

Thank SeacoastSally
Reviewed yesterday

Very few museums in the world can boast a collection like AIC. If you live in Chicago or know someone who does residents get free entry Thursday nights

Thank TwinkiesFan
Reviewed yesterday

Love visiting this venue. Always new things to see by artists well known and new to me. Coffee and food available. Even the enormous gift shop which you can enter without admission is worthwhile for browsing and buying unique gifts for yourself and others. Even...More

Thank ArtisticBeth
Reviewed yesterday

The Art Institute has to rate among the leading art galleries in the world. It is a light, bright space with some fabulous pictures. The collections of impressionists, including Monets, Manets and Pissaros, and modern art, particularly works by Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky and Chagal, were...More

Thank KitSuffolk_UK
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Art Institute of Chicago is huge, had no idea it was this expansive! Make sure you allow lots of time, probably a multi-day visit. Fabulous collection of impressionists and other masterpieces as well, will plan another visit. One thing I will add is that...More

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is so much to see here. Any type of art you could imagine is here. Give yourself plenty of time, a whole day or at least half of one.

Thank Remmi08
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

i like paintings that look like photographs this place has a lot of them, snd a lot of other cool things too. A fun day but it is a DAY even for a not so crazy art lover :)

Thank jonadoddy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped in to see the Rodin and wasn’t disappointed. Although there were so many people in perhaps one of the smallest galleries in the museum. But we weren’t expecting a lovely show by Tarsila do Amaril. Wonderful female Brazilian artist. Such a lovely treat. Always...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much to see! Loved the layout of the institute and the helpfulness of all the staff! Glad so skip the long lines by ordering our tickets online! And loved how cheap the coat storage was!

Thank Karla363
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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23 July 2017|
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Response from MrSaturn64 |
Thanks for the input. I was planning on seeing both of those, and I think the Adler is better for the pass, even if it's not necessarily the better attraction in general. I'm planning on spending most of the day at the Art... More
27 June 2017|
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Response from Augie M | Reviewed this property |
I would also suggest you get the headset where you punch in a number and your hear a fuller explanation about the art work. It cost $7. Highly recommended.
17 May 2017|
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Response from Maren M | Reviewed this property |
We bought a Chicago Citypass because we visited most of the museums, the Shedd Aquarium and the Willis Tower. In addition to not having to stand in lines, it was cheaper for us to see everything with the CityPass. that it... More