3 mentions in Museums of art to visit in Chicago?
Debbie L. said, "...The most famous art museum is The Art Institute of Chicago. It's currently $23 for adults. I could spend an entire day there! Another good one is the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago . It's $12 suggested donation for adults, and if you happen..." See More
Shelby H. said, "...I recommend going to The Art Institute of Chicago. It has beautiful artwork. The admissions: Adults: Chicago residents: $18.00 ($5.00 discount from base $23.00 fee)Illinois residents: $20.00 ($3.00 discount from base $23.00 fee)Out-of-state visitors: $23.00 Students and seniors: Chicago residents: $12.00 ($6.00 discount from..." See More
3 mentions in How to experience Chicago like a local?
Lauren F. said, "...touristy things - even as a local I love strolling around Millennium Park on a nice day, or walking through the The Art Institute of Chicago on a weekday when it's not as busy or if it's raining. On a crappy day a stop at..." See More
Mary Beth B. said, "...to W Randolph St and pick a restaurant. Walk the lakefront all the way to the museum campus. Don't miss the The Art Institute of Chicago, its worth the admission. Depending on when you're there, go to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park..." See More
Katherine R. said, "...drinks at Scofflaw and then Weegee's Lounge. Another night, check out Revolution Brewing, Emporium Arcade Bar and Antique Taco. Go to The Art Institute of Chicago on Thursday evenings (free day, though only to Illinois residents — can you fake a zip code?), and while..." See More
3 mentions in How many days should I spend in Chicago?
Madison S. said, "...is a vast difference in the neighborhoods here as well as the attractions. I'd recommend checking out some of the museums. The Art Institute of Chicago is particularly wonderful, especially the newer modern wing which has a great spot for lunch Terzo Piano. The Shedd..." See More
Cheryl R. said, "...might want more time. Check out Second City comedy and the The Chicago Theatre, plus the main museums like Shedd Aquarium, The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum of Natural History...." See More
Tim H. said, "...you are into museums and the like, there are some world class things to see and that will take some time. The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, etc. Of them, only the Art..." See More
2 mentions in What to do with a 7 year old in Chicago?
Melissa C. said, "...my nieces and nephews there at least twice a year and they never get tired of it. I would also recommend The Art Institute of Chicago. It is just a wonderful place for all ages. Go see the Thorne Rooms in the lower level...." See More
Ying Y. said, "...to do): Cloud Gate - This is super touristy, but also kind of fun and free. It is in Millennium Park. The Art Institute of Chicago- this is free on Thursday nights from 5-8pm. If you are in town then, just walk around outside...." See More
James C. said, "...Chicago food and drinks can be expensive in the touristy areas (core of downtown, Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Magnificent Mile). But you can definitely still see a TON of stuff by just walking through these areas as well. From..." See More
Lauren F. said, "...of Pizza :) It's great to walk around Millennium Park, especially on a nice day. If you're into museums and/or art, The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the best in the world. For great views of the city, both the Willis Tower ($19.50)..." See More
Peter S. said, "...If you are into Art at all, check out what the The Art Institute of Chicago is showing, and give yourself at least 3 hours to see it, if you do park downtown make sure you have moved your car by 5 (I think) because..." See More
2 mentions in What to do in Chicago during the winter?
Kristi D. said, "...around Christmas time? If that's the case then you may want to spend some time at one of the fabulous museums, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science and Industry. Provided that we..." See More
Melissa C. said, "...Definitely visit The Art Institute of Chicago. It's warm inside and has a great art collection. If the weather isn't in the Artic numbers (over 20 degrees), you can still do some outdoor activities. Just dress warm. Walking along the Lakefront Trail, visiting North..." See More
2 mentions in Labor Day weekend in Chicago?
Kristi D. said, "...than south. The Chicago Jazz Festival is Labor Day weekend. All of the Museums are great, depending on your interests, the The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science & Industry (although quite a way from downtown and perhaps not feasible for a short..." See More
Bridge M. said, "...My favorite cultural or Chicago-specific things in the city are: Architectural Tours (There are many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in Chicago)The The Art Institute of Chicago Museum of Science and Industry - this can be an entire day in itselfRent bikes in Millenium Park and..." See More
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Kristi D. said, "...Contemporary Art, the Shedd Aquarium is a great place to spend time, as are the Field Museum of Natural History, the The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Willis Tower (Sears Tower to folks who live here and refuse..." See More
Leah B. said, "...and Prost! for dinner (German pretzels, schnitzel, and wurst). If you want to get in some attractions while you're there ( The Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, etc), CityPASS is really great. It's a booklet with tickets to select attractions, which you purchase..." See More
Jillian G. said, "...with the near north side. Personally, I would skip the zoo and the Field Museum. However, I would check out the The Art Institute of Chicago. Their exhibitions are beautiful if you enjoy art. It's located in the loop, so this would also give..." See More
Tommy H. said, "...concert or orchestra at the park. If you want to knock out a few things at once you can go to The Art Institute of Chicago which is right next to Millennium Park. Jump on the Blue Line towards O'hare and get off on the..." See More
2 mentions in Best free things to do in Chicago?
Kyle T. said, "...The museum culture in Chicago is amazing. I'd suggest checking out The Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium. The Museum of Science and Industry is also a really dope one. The aquarium, depending on your budget, might be superfluous. Since you'll be here in..." See More
Lauren F. said, "...hours. Stop by the Chicago Cultural Center for a free view of the world's largest Tiffany stained-glass dome. Nearby is the The Art Institute of Chicago- $23 for visitors, $18 for Chicago residents, and $20 for Illinois residents - a gorgeous museum that is..." See More
Kimberly W. said, "...The Chicago list is huge: I don't even know where to begin. Tons of museums: My favorites: Museum of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millenium Park, Cloud Gate, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium. In Chicago, there are great..." See More
Bethany L. said, "...Hey there Stephanie, No contest. Chicago. There are free festivals during the summer and fall, beer's a'flowin', and The Art Institute of Chicago is worth a visit. I like the city because it's similar to New York, but less overwhelming. You get that city buzz..." See More
2 mentions in What are the most popular neighborhoods in Chicago?
Lauren F. said, "...are my favorite spots on a nice day, Millennium Park with Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) and Maggie Daley Park, and The Art Institute of Chicago on a not as nice day. Just south in what is considered the South Loop is the Museum Campus..." See More
Jillian G. said, "...North because it gives you the option to walk to places like Cloud Gate to see the "bean", pop into the The Art Institute of Chicago, or even head up to the top of the Willis Tower for a view 103 floors up. You..." See More
2 mentions in Must-do things in Chicago?
Melissa H. said, "...go or if comedy is your thing you need to see Second City . One of my favourite places was the The Art Institute of Chicago and I had a lot of fun taking a Segway tour of the park with City Segway Tours ...." See More
Matthew H. said, "...you can feel free to make your own snaps before venturing to the photo museum. A short walk from there is The Art Institute of Chicago which features more photography, and also give you a chance to relive your favorite scenes from Ferris Bueller. Afterwards..." See More
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Katherine R. said, "...bit pricey. Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park are close to one another and have fun climbing things/interactive sculpture for kids. The Art Institute of Chicago has a free kids' room — you don't have to pay entrance to use it/play there. Peggy Notebaert Nature..." See More
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Emily B. said, "...even your 12 year old too...it's pretty great!) as well as climbing walls.Chicago has great museums, depending on your kids' interests, The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Field Museum of Natural History and Museum of Science and Industry are all worth..." See More
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