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JW Marriott Chicago

151 West Adams Street · Chicago, Illinois 60603 USA

  • 1-312-660-8200

JW Marriott Chicago Destination Guide

  • 1-312-660-8200


Museums, Theatre & Arts

Chicago is a city that is passionate about performing arts and cultural activities. Some of the best things to do in Chicago include visiting one of the many museums, theatres or art galleries. The JW Marriott Chicago is surrounded by well-known Chicago attractions, like the Chicago Art Institute and The Field Museum. Whether you plan to see a Broadway theatre production or take in a bit of history, the city is sure to provide just the right outlet for your adventure.


If you consider yourself to be a history buff then you're in luck. Chicago is home to some of the world's best history museums. If science is more up your alley, we've got plenty for you, too. JW Marriott Chicago, a luxury loop hotel, is the perfect starting point for all of your Chicago Museum explorations.

The Field Museum of Natural History 

1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.

(312) 922-9410

Museum of Science & Industry 

5700 S. Lake Shore Dr.

(773) 684-1414

Chicago History Museum 

1601 N. Clark St.

(312) 642-4600

Chicago Children's Museum 

700 E. Grand Ave.

(312) 527-1000

Chicago Cultural Center 

78 E. Washington St.

(312) 744-6630


The best theatres in Chicago are located mere minutes from JW Marriott Chicago. Our Chicago Loop hotel is often home to many guests seeking a grand theatre experience. From traditional fare, like Shakespeare and musicals, to the more adventurous literary adaptions, cabaret or improv, Chicago is a city with deep theatrical roots.

Chicago Theatre 

175 N. State St.

(312) 462-6300

Goodman Theatre 

170 N. Dearborn St.

(312) 443-3800

Cadillac Palace Theatre 

151 W. Randolph St.

(312) 384-1502

Oriental Theatre 

24 W. Randolph St.

(312) 977-1700

Bank of America Theatre 

18 W. Monroe St.

(312) 977-1710

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre 

800 E. Grand Ave.

(312) 595-5600

Steppenwolf Theatre 

1650 N. Halsted St.

(312) 335-1650


Artists, craftsmen and visionaries keep Chicago beautifully in tune to the world of art. Local galleries abound, showcasing area artisans and their new and exciting works. Chicago is also home to world-class art museums and public collections, allowing visitors a peak into the works of renowned artists.

Located downtown, the JW Marriott Chicago hotel is near some of the city's most famous art attractions. Our luxury hotel is also proud to partner with Christie's Auction House by showcasing great works of art and national exhibits in our lobby.

Art Institute Chicago 

111 S. Michigan Ave.

(312) 443-3600

Museum of Contemporary Art 

220 E. Chicago Ave.

(312) 397-4000

Museum of Contemporary Photography 

600 S. Michigan Ave.

(312) 663-5554

National Museum of Mexican Art 

1852 W. 19th St.

(312) 738-1503


Loyola University Museum of Art 

820 N. Michigan Ave.

(312) 915-7600

The Renaissance Society-Modern Art 

5811 S. Ellis Ave.

(773) 702-8670

Hyde Park Art Center 

5020 S. Cornell Ave.

(773) 324-5520


Second City likes to move, and is proud to showcase dance performances of all types. You can always catch a great dance troupe live in Chicago. JW Marriott Chicago is proud to support dance in the community by partnering with Joffrey Ballet. Should you prefer more contemporary dance, there are plenty of options near our downtown Chicago hotel.

Joffrey Ballet 

10 E. Randolph St.

(312) 739-0120

Harris Theatre 

205 E. Randolph St.

(312) 334-7777

Ford Center for the Performing Arts 

24 W. Randolph St.

(312) 977-1700

Hubbard Street Dance Center 

1147 W. Jackson Blvd.

(312) 850-9744