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The Art Institute of Chicago

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Millennium Park

The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park are both recommended by travel writers. Overall, The Art Institute of Chicago scores marginally higher than Millennium Park. The Art Institute of Chicago is ranked #1 in Chicago with praise from 11 sources such as Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet and Travel + Leisure.

The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park are both recommended by travel writers. Overall, The Art Institute of Chicago scores marginally higher than Millennium Park. The Art Institute of Chicago is ranked #1 in Chicago with praise from 11 sources such as Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet and Travel + Leisure.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Chicago
location

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404

endorsements
  • 13 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.

  • 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 →

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97
#2 in Chicago

201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602

  • 10 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    This 24.5-acre park, built on top of a former rail yard beside the Art Institute, is a welcome oasis downtown.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    One of Chicago’s most popular destinations—thanks, in part, to the throngs of tourists taking selfies in the reflective surface of Ani Kapoor’s Cloud Gate. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    "The Bean," the fountains, the Disney-esque music pavilion—all the pieces of this new park quickly stole the hearts of Chicagoans and visitors alike. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    It’s a winning combination of beautiful landscaping, elegant architecture... and public entertainment spaces, including an ice rink and theater. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Rising boldly by the lakefront, Millennium Park is a treasure trove of free and arty sights. Full Review →

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