Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago

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#8 of 29 in Museums in Chicago
Oriental Institute Museum presents its collection of artifacts from the ancient Middle East to the public on the University of Chicago's campus. Many of the artifacts on display continue to be studied by anthropologists at the university, so don't be surprised if you see a scientist scrutinizing an exhibit beside you. University archeologists unearthed some of the finds displayed here. Exhibits range from mammoth chunks of buildings to artwork and textiles. All donated admission money goes toward research and museum upkeep. Our Chicago trip builder website makes visiting Oriental Institute Museum and other Chicago attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • this is a museum that offers displays at many levels. if you have children or are just an adult who wants to have a quick visit with some of the most spectacular finds available in the US from the mid...  more »
  • Heard about this place this summer and finally had a chance to check it out. This place is incredible! Start with free parking on the street. Free admission. An incredible collection amassed by the Un...  more »
  • This is one place you must visit when you come to chicago. I guess i'm a little stuck on the oriental museum since i can walk there, and I do a lot. This is the only place you will find a hugh wooden ...  more »
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  • This is a hidden jewel that Until recently I wasn't aware of. An excellent museum with outstanding artifacts and very well displayed.
  • I will come back ! Too much to see in one visit. So happy, so many things from history have been preserved.
  • The museum may be small compared to other institutes in Chicago but the whole museum itself is full of knowledge and history. I loved the Lamassu on display as well as the Assyrian gallery. Everything in the museum is great I highly recommend this museum.
  • I love this museum! I have taken classes there and can't help but admire it's extensive collection from the ancient world.
  • Very good if you have any interest in ancient history. They have a great collection that is organized very well.

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