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Culture Like A Local: Quirky & Small Museums in Chicago

Looking for some cool museums to visit in Chicago? It’s true, you can’t go wrong at the Art Institute or at the Museum Campus. But what about an experience a bit further from the beaten path?

  • 1.

    McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

    McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

    A project of Friends of the Chicago River.

  • 2.

    What is CASM?

    What is CASM?

    Where do I start? What can I visit?

  • 3.

    American Writers Museum

    American Writers Museum

    American Writers Museum is the first and only national museum honoring American writers and their work.

  • 4.

    Museum of Contemporary Photography

    Museum of Contemporary Photography

    The world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography!

  • 5.

    International Museum of Surgical Science

    International Museum of Surgical Science

    IMSS is North America's only museum devoted to surgery, and Chicago's most comprehensive medical museum.

  • 6.

    Intuit

    Intuit

    The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

  • 7.

    Design Museum of Chicago

    Design Museum of Chicago

    But what IS design?

  • 8.

    Poetry Foundation

    Poetry Foundation

    Poetry is a place in Chicago.

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