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The Art Institute of Chicago

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The Field Museum

Both The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum are rated very highly by writers. On balance, The Art Institute of Chicago scores slightly higher than The Field Museum. The Art Institute of Chicago ranks #1 in Chicago with recommendations from 11 sources like Fodor's, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

Both The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum are rated very highly by writers. On balance, The Art Institute of Chicago scores slightly higher than The Field Museum. The Art Institute of Chicago ranks #1 in Chicago with recommendations from 11 sources like Fodor's, Condé Nast Traveler 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.

  • 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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#6 in Chicago

1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496

  • 9 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Lions and tigers and bears are the main attraction at this huge natural history museum, filled with interactive exhibits about planet Earth.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    More than 400,000 square feet of exhibit space fill this gigantic museum, which explores cultures and environments from around the world. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Is it any wonder that Steven Spielberg thought the Field Museum of Natural History was a suitable home turf for the intrepid archaeologist and adventurer hero of his Indiana Jones movies? Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The mammoth Field Museum houses everything but the kitchen sink – beetles, mummies, gemstones, Bushman the stuffed ape. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    This world-class natural history institution occupies a suitably grand place at the south end of Grant Park. Full Review →

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