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Art Institute of Chicago & Big Bus Tour

7:30am – 5:30pm

Fee: $97/$102
Location: Depart F&RC – Lobby for Chicago

Come join us for a fun historical day on top of the Big Bus of Chicago for a two-hour tour where we will see and hear about the history of places like the Chicago Theatre district, Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park and Hard Rock Café. Lunch will be on your own. Once done, we will meet at the entrance of The Art Institute of Chicago, which was founded in 1879 and located in Chicago’s Grant Park. It is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States! Its collections include Georges Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Pablo Picasso’s The Old Guitarist, Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, and Grant Wood’s American Gothic. There are a thousand  years of artifacts to see. You will have about three hours to explore this magnificent building.

Transportation is provided via motor coach bus.

Registration deadline: May 8 (spaces permitting).
Please call the Park District (847) 381-0687, to confirm availability.

Trip Policies & Cancellations

Suggested Ages for Trips
Adult/Active trips are appropriate for anyone ages 18 and over.
Mature Adult trips are most appropriate for ages 55 and up,but all adults are welcome.

Pick-up/Drop-off Times
Pick-up/drop-off location is at the Park District Fitness and Recreation Center – lobby unless otherwise noted. Departure times are set and abided by. If changes occur, participants will be notified by phone. Return times may vary depending on traffic or weather conditions; we make every attempt to return by the designated time.

Refunds are only given under the following conditions:
1: The trip is cancelled by the Barrington Park District.
2: The person asking for a refund finds a replacement for the trip.
3: The Park District has a waiting list and is able to sell your ticket.
If we have not met our registration minimum by the deadline date (if one is listed), then the trip will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued. All payments are required in full at time of registration. Please notify the Park District in advance if any special ADA or dietary accommodations are needed for the trip.



  • Address: The Art Institute 111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603 United States