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The Art Institute of Chicago: Tours & Tickets

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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

the collection is so great! One visit is not enough, you need at least 6 hours with break to digest this unbelievable master pieces.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank suomimmm
Reviewed today

The museum had wonderful works of arts and contemporary art exhibits. The museum also had a nice eating area and store.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brigida P
Reviewed yesterday

two breathtaking Tiffany domes and plenty of thought-provoking installations. a must-see for inhabitants and visitors of the city alike!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank hkfromthebay
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth the visit to Chicago. Best for art of the last 150 y . Might be incredibly busy in high tourism season

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank feverman01
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having visited many, many art museums in the world I have to say this one stands out for it vast collection but no less also for the way the paintings and artifacts are grouped. This grouping allows for a feel of intimacy and relatedness, a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Annemarie K
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are so many great works of art in this museum that it would be impossible to talk about them all. I imagine many people go to see the Seurat that appears in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and it is very impressive in person but...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There’s so much to see. In one day we saw the highlights. It’s a great place and much less crowded than similar museums in Europe.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank stan360
Reviewed 2 days ago

Line up 15 minutes for buying a ticket, not that bad. A lot of things to see, not enough time though I was there from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. Found difficulties to go to the cafeteria as all wings are needed to go back...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LotzFun
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a long weekend in Chicago and as it’s my favourite childhood film, we had to go here to see seurat’s famous painting. The painting is much more impressive in life than the film shows but so is the institute of art. It has...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JimmyG836
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Art Institute has great collections of arts in many forms. The members get to use the lounge (drinks only) in the basement next to a lovely outdoor space. The museum also offers a lot of classes for young children. It is definitely worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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August 6, 2019|
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Response from Iggie28 | Reviewed this property |
Google “Art institute of Chicago annual membership.” Once on their website you will see different options for membership. Or you can also go there and buy it directly. If you decide to go there to buy directly, it’s best to... More
July 6, 2019|
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Response from martha62 | Reviewed this property |
No idea. Contact museum.
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Response from CaliMary | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that. Our tickets were not for a specific date. You should call them but most likely you’re fine as long as the ticket has not been used for entry on another day.