Chicago is thrilled and honored to be home to the number one museum in the world. In its 2014 Travelers' Choice Awards, TripAdvisor named The Art Institute of Chicago the world's top museum. This was the first time The Art Institute topped the travel site's global rankings.

"TripAdvisor's ranking reinforces what both residents and visitors to Chicago have said time and again -- that our cultural institutions and the Art Institute of Chicago especially, are the best in the world," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. "From its famous facade to its more than 300,000 pieces of art, the Art Institute of Chicago showcases the best of what Chicago has to offer - iconic architecture, proximity to the lakefront and a collection that is diverse as it is accessible. It is thanks to Chicago's museums, theaters and dance companies that we have become one of the world's cultural capitals."

Visit TripAdvisor's site to see what other museums were ranked in the Top 25 list. 

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