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from Fodor's

20 Ultimate Things to Do in Chicago

The Windy City, the City of the Broad Shoulders, the Second City—there’s a reason Chicago has so many nicknames: this is a city of multitudes. That also means there’s a lot to do here, from fine dining to award-winning local theater to cultural gems like the Art Institute of Chicago. Whether you’re visiting Chicago for the first time or the tenth, here are twenty things you absolutely can't miss.

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The Art Institute Of Chicago | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Institute_of_Chicago

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Claude Monet waterlilies Art Institute of Chicago. ** I never appreciated the pure beauty of impressionist until visiting an exhibit. When you have the opportunity~ GO! ~ SR **

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The Art Institute of Chicago Recreates Van Gogh’s Famous Bedroom to be Rented on Airbnb | Colossal

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This is Van Gogh's self-portrait in the Art Institute of Chicago. No photograph does justice to it because of it's marvelous texture and luminosity. When I saw it in person, it literally brought tears to my eyes.

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from Curbed Chicago

16 of Chicago's Greatest Secret Gardens and Park Spaces

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the city's most cherished cultural assets, but there's more to the museum than its galleries. Two pocket parks straddle the museum along Michigan Avenue, and the park just south of the museum features the dramatic Fountain of the Great Lakes sculpture from Lorado Taft.

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