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The Art Institute of Chicago

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The Rookery

Both are praised by professional reviewers. On balance, The Art Institute of Chicago scores significantly better than The Rookery. The Art Institute of Chicago ranks #1 in Chicago with recommendations from 11 sources like Travel + Leisure, Afar Magazine and Fodor's.

Both are praised by professional reviewers. On balance, The Art Institute of Chicago scores significantly better than The Rookery. The Art Institute of Chicago ranks #1 in Chicago with recommendations from 11 sources like Travel + Leisure, Afar Magazine and Fodor's.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Chicago
location

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404

endorsements
  • 12 endorsements
  • 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 →

  • 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 →

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85
#23 in Chicago

209 S LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60604

  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The Rookery was one of the first buildings in the country to feature a central court that brought sunlight into interior office spaces. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Designed by master architect Daniel Burnham in the 1880s, it was one of Chicago's largest and most expensive office buildings when it was completed. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    The famed firm of Burnham and Root built the Rookery in 1888. Frank Lloyd Wright remodeled the atrium 19 years later. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    The Rookery is one of the earliest designs by Chicago architectural firm Burnham & Root, and is the most impressive landmark rehabilitation in the Loop. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    Take a peek inside at Frank Lloyd Wright's spectacular remodelled interior. Full Review →

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