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The Art Institute of Chicago

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Lincoln Park Zoo

The Art Institute of Chicago and Lincoln Park Zoo are both rated very highly by professional reviewers. On balance, The Art Institute of Chicago scores significantly better than Lincoln Park Zoo. The Art Institute of Chicago comes in at #1 in Chicago with positive reviews from 11 sources including Fodor's, goop and Lonely Planet.

The Art Institute of Chicago and Lincoln Park Zoo are both rated very highly by professional reviewers. On balance, The Art Institute of Chicago scores significantly better than Lincoln Park Zoo. The Art Institute of Chicago comes in at #1 in Chicago with positive reviews from 11 sources including Fodor's, goop and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Chicago
location

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404

endorsements
  • 12 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    It takes several days to navigate this superb museum housing some 260,000 artworks—including some of the world's most famous masterpieces.

  • 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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90
#11 in Chicago

2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

  • 13 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Although it's charmingly small, you should still allow yourself two to three hours to wander the paths among landmark Georgian Revival brick buildings and colorful flower gardens.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    At this urban enclave near Lake Michigan, you can face off with lions (separated by a window, of course) outside the Kovler Lion House. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    One of the city's treasures, this family-friendly attraction is not only open every day of the year, but it's also free. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Check out the Regenstein African Journey, Ape House and dragonfly-dappled Nature Boardwalk for the cream of the crop. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    This 2ha working farm constructed as part of Lincoln Park Zoo offers city children a chance to commune with rural life Full Review →

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