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Best place in the city most educational and fun with lots to review.

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Best place in the city most educational and fun with lots to review.

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The Art Institute is amazing. It has an incredible collection and we spent almost a full day there and could easily return anytime. The only thing that was off putting was the fact that it is poorly laid out and confusing to visitors. We

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The Art Institute is amazing. It has an incredible collection and we spent almost a full day there and could easily return anytime. The only thing that was off putting was the fact that it is poorly laid out and confusing to visitors. We

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My girlfriend and I are avid art-lovers, but it almost feels like there was too much here. We were so exhausted by the end of the couple hours we spent here that we passed up other museums. The miniature rooms were amazingly impressive,

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My girlfriend and I are avid art-lovers, but it almost feels like there was too much here. We were so exhausted by the end of the couple hours we spent here that we passed up other museums. The miniature rooms were amazingly impressive,

Pros: $7 if you're a student, many famous works, more art than I could have asked for

Cons: Construction, many famous works put away because of this

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The Art Institute of Chicago may seem like just a place to go if you're a tourist, but it is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in the city. There are a wide variety of exhibits and many famous paintings. I would recommend this to anyone, especially people visiting the city for the first time.

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The Art Institute of Chicago may seem like just a place to go if you're a tourist, but it is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in the city. There are a wide variety of exhibits and many famous paintings. I would recommend this to anyone, especially people visiting the city for the first time.

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Easily one of the best museums in the U.S. Do yourself a favor and visit it if you haven't already. I'll definitley check out the upcoming Cezanne to Picasso exhibit.

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Easily one of the best museums in the U.S. Do yourself a favor and visit it if you haven't already. I'll definitley check out the upcoming Cezanne to Picasso exhibit.

Pros: Great collection

Cons: Not as good as the MET in New York

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Large collection of artwork by many masters. Great place to experience a little bit of everything. It's worth the admission.

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Large collection of artwork by many masters. Great place to experience a little bit of everything. It's worth the admission.

Pros: Large collection

Cons: parking

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Very interesting place to go. Lots of art, scultures, etc. We take the kids there for special classes and exhibits they have. Sometimes they have a kids only class on the weekends which is very cool. The employees are all very friendly and its not an expensive place to visit. If you are in Chicago i reccommend you visit during your trip!

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Very interesting place to go. Lots of art, scultures, etc. We take the kids there for special classes and exhibits they have. Sometimes they have a kids only class on the weekends which is very cool. The employees are all very friendly and its not an expensive place to visit. If you are in Chicago i reccommend you visit during your trip!

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There's a reason this place always has people coming in and out. It's a fabulous place to see art and take in a little culture on the lakefront in Chicago. The selection is fabulous. No matter what style of art you like, you're sure to find a great selection here that you will love. The staff are great. You could spend an entire day here and still not see everything.

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There's a reason this place always has people coming in and out. It's a fabulous place to see art and take in a little culture on the lakefront in Chicago. The selection is fabulous. No matter what style of art you like, you're sure to find a great selection here that you will love. The staff are great. You could spend an entire day here and still not see everything.

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I've been to the Art Institute a few times and I still don't think I've seen it all. I really enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the place. The building itself is art. Be sure to check for free days; I believe those are on Tuesday. Allot yourself a lot of time to explore and wander around the grounds. There is a lot to take in.

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I've been to the Art Institute a few times and I still don't think I've seen it all. I really enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the place. The building itself is art. Be sure to check for free days; I believe those are on Tuesday. Allot yourself a lot of time to explore and wander around the grounds. There is a lot to take in.

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I'm not really into art, but this museum has some really interesting displays that appeal to everyone. They have everything from classics like american gothic to midieval armor and weaponry. If you're visiting Chicago, make sure to stop in, especially on one of their free days in the summer (usually Tuesdays). Its located right on Michigan avenue next to Millenium Park, so its hard to miss.

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I'm not really into art, but this museum has some really interesting displays that appeal to everyone. They have everything from classics like american gothic to midieval armor and weaponry. If you're visiting Chicago, make sure to stop in, especially on one of their free days in the summer (usually Tuesdays). Its located right on Michigan avenue next to Millenium Park, so its hard to miss.

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I'm sure if you are into art you will love this place. If you don't, it still has alot to appreciate. To be honest, I've never gone here because I wanted to, other then I didn't want to be left behind on a field trip day. There is a wide variety of paintings, sculptures, and misc. "art" to see. It would be a great date idea if you want to look sophisticated. Also, it is located in a great part of Chicago with lots of restaurants around (to sneak out of the fieldtrip and go to).

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I'm sure if you are into art you will love this place. If you don't, it still has alot to appreciate. To be honest, I've never gone here because I wanted to, other then I didn't want to be left behind on a field trip day. There is a wide variety of paintings, sculptures, and misc. "art" to see. It would be a great date idea if you want to look sophisticated. Also, it is located in a great part of Chicago with lots of restaurants around (to sneak out of the fieldtrip and go to).

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Not only does this museum have a wonderful permanent collection(Impressionists, modern art, etc.) they have excellent special exhibits where it's a big advantage to be a member. Their restaurants are good, particularly their outdoor garden, one of my favorite summer places.

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Not only does this museum have a wonderful permanent collection(Impressionists, modern art, etc.) they have excellent special exhibits where it's a big advantage to be a member. Their restaurants are good, particularly their outdoor garden, one of my favorite summer places.

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The Art Institute of Chicago is a great place to visit to look at famous art work. My personal favorite is the painting called "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte." This painting is an example of pointillism, where images are created by fine points of paint and the true image is visible from a far distance. It is located at the edge of Downtown, so it is best to take public transportation when visiting the museum as parking is limited.

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The Art Institute of Chicago is a great place to visit to look at famous art work. My personal favorite is the painting called "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte." This painting is an example of pointillism, where images are created by fine points of paint and the true image is visible from a far distance. It is located at the edge of Downtown, so it is best to take public transportation when visiting the museum as parking is limited.

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One of the top art museums in the world filled with priceless paintings, sculptures and collections that will make your eyes bug out. The list of famous painters and sculptures that's work graces this Chicago landmark is too long to mention. A must stop when visiting the city. Inspiring and awesome.

PROS: Right in the downtown area, near many forms of public trans and cabs
CONS: No parking except pricey lots nearby

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One of the top art museums in the world filled with priceless paintings, sculptures and collections that will make your eyes bug out. The list of famous painters and sculptures that's work graces this Chicago landmark is too long to mention. A must stop when visiting the city. Inspiring and awesome.

PROS: Right in the downtown area, near many forms of public trans and cabs
CONS: No parking except pricey lots nearby

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Don't go to Chicago without visiting this museum - and make sure you put aside multiple hours for your visit. The Art Institute houses famous classics and modern art alike, housing a variety of collections that changes throughout the season. It's on par with the Met - just not quite as large. Don't miss out on this awe inspiring art viewing experience.

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Don't go to Chicago without visiting this museum - and make sure you put aside multiple hours for your visit. The Art Institute houses famous classics and modern art alike, housing a variety of collections that changes throughout the season. It's on par with the Met - just not quite as large. Don't miss out on this awe inspiring art viewing experience.

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Most people know and love the Art Institute but don't know that if you have a baby or toddler, you can still enjoy this great institution as a child-friendly destination. Everything is handicapped-accessible, the security guards are friendly, and there is so much for a little person to see. Put away your baby Einstein stuff and take your little one to see the real thing. The open floor plan makes for great exploring, and the cafeteria downstairs is bright, clean, has high chairs and has many good food choices for kids.

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Most people know and love the Art Institute but don't know that if you have a baby or toddler, you can still enjoy this great institution as a child-friendly destination. Everything is handicapped-accessible, the security guards are friendly, and there is so much for a little person to see. Put away your baby Einstein stuff and take your little one to see the real thing. The open floor plan makes for great exploring, and the cafeteria downstairs is bright, clean, has high chairs and has many good food choices for kids.

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Located convieniently in the Loop, the Art Institute is one of the top art museums in the US. Their Monet collection is especially big, but they have many other wonderful collections as well. They have a 'free-admission' day once a month, but spend the money and go on another day, because the crowds are pretty big.

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Located convieniently in the Loop, the Art Institute is one of the top art museums in the US. Their Monet collection is especially big, but they have many other wonderful collections as well. They have a 'free-admission' day once a month, but spend the money and go on another day, because the crowds are pretty big.

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Whatever type of art you are interested, they have it in spades at the Art Institute. The collections range from early civilizations through modern. Special exhibits are frequent and of high caliber. A true art lover could spend days wandering the various galleries and still leave some.

PROS: extensive art collection
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Whatever type of art you are interested, they have it in spades at the Art Institute. The collections range from early civilizations through modern. Special exhibits are frequent and of high caliber. A true art lover could spend days wandering the various galleries and still leave some.

PROS: extensive art collection
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THE ART INSTITUTE IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO GO VISIT,VERY SERENE ENVIROMENT,THE PAINTINGS ARE BEAUTIFUL,THEY CALL OUT TO YOU AND SOME YOU CAN SENSE THE EMOTION IN THEM WITHOUT THE ARTIST HAVING TO SAY A SINGLE WORD,SOME ARE HAPPY,SOME ARE SAD,BUT REMARKABLE AND BRINGS A STIR OF EMOTIONS. AND DRAWS YOU INTO THE PAINTINGS,YOU CAN USE YOUR IMAGINATION TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE PAINTINGS,AND SOME YOU FEEL LIKE YOU COULD STEP INTO THEM(THE BIG PICTURES). AND I HAVE SEVERAL FAVORITES THERE THAT HAVE BEEN HANGING SINCE I WAS A SMALL CHILD,I ALWAYS LOVE TO SIT AND LOOK AT THOSE...FEELS LIKE HOME,A MEMORY FROM A CHILDHOOD THAT YOU CAN ALWAYS GO BACK AND SEE...KINDA LIKE A OLD FRIEND,NEVER GET TIRED OR BORED OF THEM...

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THE ART INSTITUTE IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO GO VISIT,VERY SERENE ENVIROMENT,THE PAINTINGS ARE BEAUTIFUL,THEY CALL OUT TO YOU AND SOME YOU CAN SENSE THE EMOTION IN THEM WITHOUT THE ARTIST HAVING TO SAY A SINGLE WORD,SOME ARE HAPPY,SOME ARE SAD,BUT REMARKABLE AND BRINGS A STIR OF EMOTIONS. AND DRAWS YOU INTO THE PAINTINGS,YOU CAN USE YOUR IMAGINATION TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE PAINTINGS,AND SOME YOU FEEL LIKE YOU COULD STEP INTO THEM(THE BIG PICTURES). AND I HAVE SEVERAL FAVORITES THERE THAT HAVE BEEN HANGING SINCE I WAS A SMALL CHILD,I ALWAYS LOVE TO SIT AND LOOK AT THOSE...FEELS LIKE HOME,A MEMORY FROM A CHILDHOOD THAT YOU CAN ALWAYS GO BACK AND SEE...KINDA LIKE A OLD FRIEND,NEVER GET TIRED OR BORED OF THEM...

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The Art Institute of Chicago is definately World Class. Tuesdays are "free days" with no set admission fee, any donation you wish to make they will accept. The exhibits here are first rate, adn they have something fro eveyone- whether you like your art modern, classical, primative, 3-D, the impressionists, whatever. Plus for the kids they have the swords and armor hall. Parking is expensive, but park under the park and walk over, it is not a far walk and then go see Buckingham fountain and enjoy a picnic lunch and a stroll along the lake for a great day out with the family

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The Art Institute of Chicago is definately World Class. Tuesdays are "free days" with no set admission fee, any donation you wish to make they will accept. The exhibits here are first rate, adn they have something fro eveyone- whether you like your art modern, classical, primative, 3-D, the impressionists, whatever. Plus for the kids they have the swords and armor hall. Parking is expensive, but park under the park and walk over, it is not a far walk and then go see Buckingham fountain and enjoy a picnic lunch and a stroll along the lake for a great day out with the family

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The Art Institute has one of the best art exhibits in the US. You may want to take this in several days, otherwise you'll be running through this mueseum to see all well-known artists, paintings, statues, photos, sculptures, armors, etc. etc. This is a gem of the city, and is a must visit. A VERY good value for anywhere in the world.

Tuesdays are "free days" with no admission fee. Whichever day you go, I'd say get there early. You'll need to make a few visits to see everything.

PROS: Free Admission on Tuesdays
CONS: Little Parking

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The Art Institute has one of the best art exhibits in the US. You may want to take this in several days, otherwise you'll be running through this mueseum to see all well-known artists, paintings, statues, photos, sculptures, armors, etc. etc. This is a gem of the city, and is a must visit. A VERY good value for anywhere in the world.

Tuesdays are "free days" with no admission fee. Whichever day you go, I'd say get there early. You'll need to make a few visits to see everything.

PROS: Free Admission on Tuesdays
CONS: Little Parking

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I wanted other readers to know that Chicago's art Institute is a 'must see' while visiting the Windy City. I was wonderfully surprized when I was lucky enough to visit. I hadn't expected so much art by so many of the masters. Everything

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I wanted other readers to know that Chicago's art Institute is a 'must see' while visiting the Windy City. I was wonderfully surprized when I was lucky enough to visit. I hadn't expected so much art by so many of the masters. Everything

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The Art Institute is a must see while in Chicago. I took my boyfriend there in March, and it was incredible. The impressionist galleries are breathtaking. The modern art and sculptures are worth see as well. The museum store is very

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The Art Institute is a must see while in Chicago. I took my boyfriend there in March, and it was incredible. The impressionist galleries are breathtaking. The modern art and sculptures are worth see as well. The museum store is very

Pros: World class art, Location, Good Value

Cons: Can be crowded, Hours

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Easily Argued the Best Art Exhibits in the US. You may want to take this in several days, otherwise you'll be running through this mueseum to see all of the Pissacos, Van Gogh, Dali, Warhol, F.L.Wright, etc. etc. paitings, statues,

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Easily Argued the Best Art Exhibits in the US. You may want to take this in several days, otherwise you'll be running through this mueseum to see all of the Pissacos, Van Gogh, Dali, Warhol, F.L.Wright, etc. etc. paitings, statues,

Pros: Immense collection, Layout, Value

Cons: Time

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The Art Institute of Chicago is truly one of the world's greatest museums, on par with Le Louvre and the Guggenheim. It contains 2 of the most famous, if not most recognized, American paintings: Nighthawks by Edward Hopper and American

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The Art Institute of Chicago is truly one of the world's greatest museums, on par with Le Louvre and the Guggenheim. It contains 2 of the most famous, if not most recognized, American paintings: Nighthawks by Edward Hopper and American

Pros: great collection, great exhibits, beautiful building

Cons: crowded on weekends

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I remember the first time I went to the Art Institute. My family had just moved to the midwest and I hated it, but we took a trip to Chicago to see the sites and I will never forget two things: Saurat's Grande Jatte and seeing my first

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I remember the first time I went to the Art Institute. My family had just moved to the midwest and I hated it, but we took a trip to Chicago to see the sites and I will never forget two things: Saurat's Grande Jatte and seeing my first

Pros: Impressionist Coll., Asian Artifacts

Cons: Layout

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wonderful collection of world-class art, easily accessable with public transportation-and, a great place for the whole family!

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wonderful collection of world-class art, easily accessable with public transportation-and, a great place for the whole family!

Pros: ambience, accessable

Cons: parking

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If you have kids, take them to the Kraft Education center, downstairs near the Thorne Rooms. There are usually art projects for families in the afternoons on weekends. Just drop in.

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If you have kids, take them to the Kraft Education center, downstairs near the Thorne Rooms. There are usually art projects for families in the afternoons on weekends. Just drop in.

Pros: Collection fabulous, Good rotating exhibit, Diverse

Cons: Crowded on weekends, Not cheap

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The Art Institute is an international treasure. It contains world class art.

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The Art Institute is an international treasure. It contains world class art.

Pros: Inexpensive

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I have vivited museums in many countries - the Art Institue does not need to bow to any of them, it truly is world class, one of the greatest.

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I have vivited museums in many countries - the Art Institue does not need to bow to any of them, it truly is world class, one of the greatest.

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I've been here numerous times, and still haven't seen the whole thing. It's amazing. Some of the greatest works of art under one roof.

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I've been here numerous times, and still haven't seen the whole thing. It's amazing. Some of the greatest works of art under one roof.

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What an incredible museum. I've visited the Art Institute on numerous occasions. I always bring my out of town guest. You will not be disappointed

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What an incredible museum. I've visited the Art Institute on numerous occasions. I always bring my out of town guest. You will not be disappointed

Pros: Permanent Collection, Exhibits

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It's easy to forget that we live in a city that has one of the most renowned art museums in the country. The Art Institute of Chicago has an incredibly diverse collection. Sculpture and paintings from the masters to contemporary, it's all

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It's easy to forget that we live in a city that has one of the most renowned art museums in the country. The Art Institute of Chicago has an incredibly diverse collection. Sculpture and paintings from the masters to contemporary, it's all

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The diversity of this museum's collection is its best quality. I love this museum. Whenever I visit Chicago I make sure I spend a few hours here.

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The diversity of this museum's collection is its best quality. I love this museum. Whenever I visit Chicago I make sure I spend a few hours here.

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I've gone to this museum since I was in grammer school. Always great special exhibits. Best to become a member for discounts. No parking, except paid. Use the bus or the El. Plan on spending the entire day to see everything.
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I've gone to this museum since I was in grammer school. Always great special exhibits. Best to become a member for discounts. No parking, except paid. Use the bus or the El. Plan on spending the entire day to see everything.
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Pros: Special exhibits, Free day

Cons: No parking

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This is one of my favorite places to be in Chicago. Not only are the special exhibitions thoughtfully assembled, but the permanent collection is amazing. I especially love looking at the ancient art and artifacts and seeing where concepts

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This is one of my favorite places to be in Chicago. Not only are the special exhibitions thoughtfully assembled, but the permanent collection is amazing. I especially love looking at the ancient art and artifacts and seeing where concepts

Pros: Amazing collections

Cons: Crowded on weekends

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an amazing impressionist collection; a great resource for all chicagoans. great temporary exhibits too! always a good bet for visitors to chicago.

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an amazing impressionist collection; a great resource for all chicagoans. great temporary exhibits too! always a good bet for visitors to chicago.

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An amazing permanent collection and an always-interesting series of touring exhibits. Rumor has it the annual pass saves you quite a bit of money. Don't plan on seeing everything in the museum in one day...you really can't.

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An amazing permanent collection and an always-interesting series of touring exhibits. Rumor has it the annual pass saves you quite a bit of money. Don't plan on seeing everything in the museum in one day...you really can't.

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This is one of those places where one day isn't enough. So, try to choose a few areas instead of trying to see everything. All of the displays are impressive. I liked the room filled with coats of armor and various swords and weapons.

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This is one of those places where one day isn't enough. So, try to choose a few areas instead of trying to see everything. All of the displays are impressive. I liked the room filled with coats of armor and various swords and weapons.

Pros: variety, space

Cons: parking

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