While the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art are some of the most iconic art stops in Chicago, the city is also full of ancient amputation devices and the largest collection of toby jugs in the world. This unusual art scene often gets overshadowed, but it is definitely worth the visit. To help you get off the typical museum path, we’ve compiled a list of the ten most unusual museums in the Windy City.
This one is not quite a museum, but it is certainly an unusual work of art and quite literally, a piece of crap. Chicago artist Jerzy S. Kenar created the bronze coil fountain in an effort to clean up the park and get dog owners to pick up after their pets. Meant to be ironic and humorous, the fountain makes for an entertaining photo to send to your friends, perfectly captioned with the poop emoji.