Chicago Journals

Chicago

A June 2005 trip to Chicago by rjyoung

Quote: Although I live here, I took my friends on a tour of Chicago.

Chicago

Overview

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Chicago is a great place to visit in the summer. The attractions by the lake are amazing, the downtown scene is busy and always full of action. The city is a very busy place, so getting around may be a little hard. However, the variety of scenes, stores, and attractions are worth your while.

Quick Tips:

Visit Chicago in the summer, because in the winter it is really cold and snowy. You won't have an enjoyable experience.

Best Way To Get Around:

Visit Chicago in the summer, because in the winter it is really cold and snowy. You won't have an enjoyable experience.

Art Institute of Chicago

Attraction | "The Art Institute of Chicago"

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The Art Institute of Chicago sits on Michigan Avenue, and the building is noticeable from far away because of the two large marble lions sitting on the stairs. The Institute is home to many great works of art, sculptures, and artifacts. Admission is free on certain days, but a donation is certainly welcome. I'm not an art person, so I couldn't tell you too much about the works in the institute. There are many galleries, each one holding art from a certain artist or period in time. The basement floor was very interesting because it held artifacts from the middle ages, and items from all around the world. This is definitely a place to visit, even if you're not into art.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 31, 2006

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60603
(312) 443-3600