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The Art Institute of Chicago

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Chicago Cultural Center

Both The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center are recommended by writers. Overall, The Art Institute of Chicago ranks significantly higher than Chicago Cultural Center. The Art Institute of Chicago comes in at #1 in Chicago with approval from 11 sources including Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler and On the Grid.

Both The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center are recommended by writers. Overall, The Art Institute of Chicago ranks significantly higher than Chicago Cultural Center. The Art Institute of Chicago comes in at #1 in Chicago with approval from 11 sources including Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler and On the Grid.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Chicago
location

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404

endorsements
  • 12 endorsements
  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

    An institution, whose gorgeous historic wing (opened in 1893) is rivaled only by its stark and stunning Modern Wing... the second-largest museum in the country. Full Review →

  • 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 →

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#12 in Chicago

78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60601

  • 9 endorsements
  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    Serves as a free cultural venue, hosting experimental dance, contemporary art, and live music (from chamber music to children’s concerts). Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Built in 1897 as the city's original public library, this huge building houses the Chicago Office of Tourism Visitor Information Center, as well as a gift shop, galleries, and a concert hall. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The Chicago Cultural Center was built in 1897 as the city's public library, and in 1991, it was transformed into a showplace for visual and performing arts. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    This block-long building houses ongoing art exhibitions and foreign films, as well as jazz, classical and electronic dance music concerts at lunchtime (12:15pm weekdays). Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    This marvelous Neoclassical palazzo served as the city's first library when completed in 1897. Full Review →

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