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The Art Institute of Chicago

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Adler Planetarium

Both are praised by professional reviewers. Overall, The Art Institute of Chicago scores significantly better than Adler Planetarium. The Art Institute of Chicago ranks #1 in Chicago with approval from 11 sources including Travel + Leisure, On the Grid and Afar Magazine.

Both are praised by professional reviewers. Overall, The Art Institute of Chicago scores significantly better than Adler Planetarium. The Art Institute of Chicago ranks #1 in Chicago with approval from 11 sources including Travel + Leisure, On the Grid and Afar Magazine.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Chicago
location

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404

endorsements
  • 12 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 →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    With more than 260,000 works of art ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, the Art Institute is home to some of the world’s most celebrated masterpieces. Full Review →

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88
#14 in Chicago

1300 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

  • 7 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Tells amazing stories of space exploration through high-tech exhibits and immersive theater experiences... interactive elements and real space artifacts. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    The building may be historic (it was the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere), but some of the attractions here will hold the attention of even the most jaded video game addict. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Space enthusiasts will get a big bang (pun!) out of the Adler. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    It's worth the views up and down the lakefront to walk out to the Adler, which occupies a beautiful setting. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    One of three venues comprising the lakefront Museum Campus, the Adler was established in 1930, making it the first planetarium in the nation. Full Review →

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