American Writers Museum, Chicago

4.7
#12 of 50 in Museums in Chicago
The American Writers Museum:

- Educates the public about American writers – past and present

- Engages visitors to the Museum in exploring the many exciting worlds created by the spoken and written word

- Enriches and deepens appreciation for good writing in all its forms

- Inspires people of all ages and from all walks of life to discover, or rediscover, a love of reading and writing

-Through innovative and dynamic state-of- the-art exhibitions, as well as compelling programming, The American Writers Museum educates, enriches, provokes and inspires the public. We invite you to visit us, and experience American literature in a new, unique way!
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  • One reviewer said this place was static, dull and boring — and nothing could be further from the truth. The assemblage of great writers is limited & does not come into present day — but the list is in...  more »
  • This specialty niche museum may not appeal to all but it is a must stop for book lovers and wordsmiths. Interestingly, it treats not just book authors but also addresses the use of language in adverti...  more »
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  • Like a kid in a candy store I could have stayed here for hours upon hours. Packed with fun interactive and educational exhibits on over 100 influential writers of books, music, poetry, news and much more. The wall of wonders engages all of your senses (sight, sound, touch, and even smell!). Children's section, word games, and two rotaing exhibit rooms are just a bit of the continual never boring elements! A must visit destination in downtown Chicago!!
  • This is a really nicely laid out museum. Loads of content you can interact with, and lots to read and learn. It's easy to spend an hour here, which is great for the entrance fee. They have restrooms, but no cafe. The shop has a few interesting bits too. Glad I popped in today!

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