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The Art Institute of Chicago

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Museum of Science and Industry

Both are recommended by writers. Overall, The Art Institute of Chicago is preferred by most writers compared to Museum of Science and Industry. The Art Institute of Chicago comes in at 97 with recommendations from 11 sources such as goop, Michelin Guide and Travel + Leisure.

Both are recommended by writers. Overall, The Art Institute of Chicago is preferred by most writers compared to Museum of Science and Industry. The Art Institute of Chicago comes in at 97 with recommendations from 11 sources such as goop, Michelin Guide and Travel + Leisure.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Chicago
location

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404

endorsements
  • 13 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    The Art Institute of Chicago hosts the first exhibition devoted to Britain’s rising-star architect David Adjaye in September. Full Review →

  • 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 →

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95
#5 in Chicago

5700 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637

  • 11 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    The Museum of Science and Industry has been a Chicago Institution for quite some time. During the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, it was The Palace of Fine Arts. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    Tour a captured U-505 German Sub, take a trip into a coal mine, walk through a model of the human heart, or watch genetically engineered chicks hatch.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The sprawling open space has 2,000 exhibits on three floors, with new exhibits added constantly. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Even if you don't plan on spending the day in Hyde Park, you'll likely pass through the neighborhood on your way to one of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Sure, the nine permanent exhibits of this enormous museum examine just about every aspect of life on Earth, but its pleasures are in the details. Full Review →

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