Looking for something to do, and pick up a little knowledge and culture at the same time? This might be the spot.
Especially if you're favorite types of activities rhyme with free. As in, this place is totally free.
Judging from the look of the building on the outside and some of the tremendous exhibits on the inside, I can see why it ranked second on the list of USA Today's Best Free Museums in America.
Located at 1852 West 19th Street in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, the National Museum of Mexican Art was founded in 1982.
According to the National Museum of Mexican Art website "we represent the Mexican community from its own point of view and in its own voice."
Exhibits right now at the National Museum of Mexican Art include work from Carmen Chami and Yollocalli Class of 2019 which is "a collection of moments captured by the young people in Chicago. "
Besides the accolades the museum has received for being one of the best free museums in America, it also scores very highly on TripAdvisor.
Rated a 4.5 out of 5, the museum also ranked as the 41st best thing to do in the entire city.
Phillip C.on TripAdvisor reviewed the museum calling it a "hidden gem" saying "We have a penchant for off-the-beaten-path museums but this museum should have a path beaten right to its door. Plus it’s free!"
When you consider the plethora of options for Chicagoans the mere fact that the National Museum of Mexican Art is ranked so favorably should tell you everything you need to know.