Store Your Luggage near the Art Institute of Chicago
About the Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is located in Grant Park in the Downtown area. The Art Institute was founded in 1879 and is frequented by 1.5 million visitors each year. With over 300,000 works of art in the permanent collection and dozens of special temporary exhibitions year round, the Art Institute of Chicago is the country’s second-largest art museum (behind New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art). No visit to Chicago would be complete without a visit to this world-class center of arts and culture.
Fun fact: The Art Institute of Chicago was featured in a scene of the iconic 1986 John Hughes film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Things to Do at the Art Institute of Chicago
Given the sheer number of works on display at the Art Institute of Chicago, it would take much more than a day to truly delve into its many exhibitions. At any rate, Bounce prizes the following itinerary for a visit to this storied museum:
- Head to the European Painting and Sculpture collection to view the world’s largest selection of Impressionist paintings outside of Paris
- Check out American classics like Grant Wood’s American Gothic and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks
- Browse the 140,000 works in the Department of Architecture and Design
- Peer at Modern paintings by Pablo Picasso and René Magritte or Contemporary works by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Jackson Pollack
- Get a comprehensive history of textiles from various cultures dating from 300 B.C. to the present
- Delve deeper into art history by browsing the stacks at the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries
- Enjoy the sculpture garden on the roof of the Modern Wing and cross the Nichols Bridgeway to Millennium Park
Transit Options near the Art Institute of Chicago
- CTA “L”: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple lines at Adams/Wabash; Red and Blue lines at Monroe
- Metra: Van Buren and Millennium stations
Luggage Storage near the Art Institute of Chicago
Large bags aren’t permitted through the halls of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Institute permits coat and bag storage for $1 per item. If, however, you plan to explore Grant Park and Downtown Chicago for a full day of activities and don’t want to worry about checking and rechecking your things (or being stuck lugging them around), we suggest booking Bounce bag storage in Chicago for a one-and-done daily deal.
Choose from our select partners below for hassle-free bag and luggage storage accessible to the Art Institute of Chicago:
- Hot Shots Cafe (1242 N. Milwaukee Ave.): off the “L” Blue Line at Division
- The UPS Store (1658 N. Milwaukee Ave.): off the “L” Blue Line at Damen
- The UPS Store (1074 W. Taylor St.): 10-minute walk from the “L” Blue Line at UIC-Halsted
- Dos Ricco’s (4064 N. Lincoln Ave.): take the “L” Red Line to Belmont and transfer to the “L” Brown Line to Irving Park
- Primary Crossfit & Yoga (5050 N. Sheridan Rd.): off the “L” Red Line at Argyle
Commonly known as the Loop, Downtown Chicago is the city’s major business and commercial hub, offering many of Chicago’s greatest attractions. Bounce is at your disposal for luggage storage near Chicago’s Downtown area.
Millennium Station is Chicago’s third-busiest train station. Commuters will be pleased to know that Bounce bag storage in Chicago is accessible from Millennium Station.
Soldier Field is a football stadium and the home field of the Chicago Bears. Given Soldier Field’s limited bag allowance policy, your best bet is to store your things with a Bounce partner in Chicago before heading to the game.
Union Station is Chicago’s primary train station for intercity and commuter rail lines, serving approximately 140,000 passengers on weekdays. While luggage storage at Union Station is offered inside the terminal, Bounce is pleased to offer less expensive rates at several locations throughout the city.
O'Hare Airport (ORD)
O’Hare International Airport is the sixth-busiest airport in the world, serving upwards of 200 destinations. While luggage storage at Chicago O’Hare isn’t available to passengers, you can book with Bounce for luggage storage near this Chicago airport.
Midway Airport (MDW)
Midway International Airport is Chicago’s second-busiest airport. Since luggage storage at Chicago airports isn’t offered, Bounce is a great option if you want to store your luggage near Midway Airport.
United Center is one of Chicago’s top venues for sports and entertainment. Large bags, luggage, and other oversized items are not permitted into the arena, so book short-term storage for your things with Bounce before making your way to United Center.
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What people are saying about Bounce
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Convenient to the Met, which does not allow luggage at coat check. Very easy check in and check out process, with lovely people at the front!
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I used Bounce during a recent trip to NYC, and I was pleasantly surprised at the ease and convenience of the process. To be honest, at first, I was very apprehensive. The thought of leaving your stuff at a random store, in a place where you are not from and you don't know whether is safe or not, it doesn't matter if anyone gives it a seal of approval, its difficult to be completely comfortable with the idea. However, I was very glad to be proven wrong. The place I chose was a great, clean bodega
Fantastic experience with Bounce! Stored a bag at the Grand Central location and on my last day at the 9/11 Memorial location. Both locations had friendly, efficient staff that were helpful and made everything very easy. Such a great option if your hotel isn't ready or you don't want the hassle of a bag in the city. Great, safe option. Thanks Bounce!