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The Art Institute of Chicago

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360 Chicago Observation Deck

Both The Art Institute of Chicago and 360 Chicago Observation Deck are recommended by professional travelers. On balance, The Art Institute of Chicago is the choice of most writers compared to 360 Chicago Observation Deck. The Art Institute of Chicago ranks #1 in Chicago with positive reviews from 11 reviews like Lonely Planet, Fodor's and Condé Nast Traveler.

Both The Art Institute of Chicago and 360 Chicago Observation Deck are recommended by professional travelers. On balance, The Art Institute of Chicago is the choice of most writers compared to 360 Chicago Observation Deck. The Art Institute of Chicago ranks #1 in Chicago with positive reviews from 11 reviews like Lonely Planet, Fodor's and Condé Nast Traveler.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Chicago
location

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404

endorsements
  • 13 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Come for the sterling collection of Impressionists (an entire room is dedicated to Monet) and Old Masters; linger over the extraordinary and comprehensive photography collection. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    You can't -- and shouldn't -- miss the Art Institute. No matter what medium or century interests you, the Art Institute has something in its collection to fit the bill. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The second-largest art museum in the country, the Art Institute houses treasures and masterpieces from around the globe. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    The AIC is one of the great museums of the world and the preeminent arts institution of the Midwest. Its collections span 5,000 years. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    The Oriental Institute is dedicated to the study of the languages, history and cultures of the ancient Near East. Full Review →

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#8 in Chicago

875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

  • 9 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Designed by the same team (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) that designed the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, this multiuse skyscraper is distinguished by its tapering shape and enormous X braces. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The Hancock may not be quite as famous as the Sears Tower, but the view from the city's third-tallest building is as good as any in town. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Get high in Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper. In many ways the view here surpasses the one at Willis Tower. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Muscular and monumental, nothing represents Chicago ("the city of big shoulders") more than this 1,127ft skyscraper. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    At 100 stories and more than 1,000 feet high, the John Hancock Building is the 12th-tallest building in the world (for now, anyway). Full Review →

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