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American Writers Museum

180 N Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-7401
+1 312-374-8790
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Visit the American Writers Museum today! Through innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions, as well as compelling programming, the American Writers Museum educates, enriches, provokes, and inspires visitors of all ages. Special exhibits FREE with paid admission; Capturing Stories: Photographs of Writers by Art Shay (through Sept. 30, 2018), and Frederick Douglass AGITATOR (June 22-Dec. 31, 2018).
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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180 N Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-7401
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a lot of reading in a museum on writers. Seems to be couple hundred writers that have their more famous writings presented. Some are well known writers, others are presidents, etc. There are interactive exhibits. It was not very crowded when we went...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was lovely to escape the boiling sun to have a brief walk around this small well set out museum. We signed up to receive offers in advance and were emailed a buy one get one free offer so this is worth doing. The museum...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this museum! While I am an admitted bibliophile and literature major, I still think many audiences would love this museum. The writers on display don't just write novels, but also sports writing, song lyrics, etc. Enough other genres to engage others with varying interests...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having walked down Michigan Avenue 1000 times, fortunately I was invited to a lecture at the Museum. How could I have not known this museum was here? It was intelligently laid out and beautifully scripted and displayed. Do not miss!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an enjoyable interactive museum for readers and writers with a focus on Chicago writers at the end. The 2 for 1 admission was a good value.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit was a hit with both teenage daughters - Surprisingly entertaining, with fun and original activities for all ages.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in Chticago visiting our son and took an afternoon to visit the Museum. From the entrance enthusiasm of the front desk, through the hall of American writers, through the children's section, through the typewriters with prompts were really enjoyed our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Who would believe a museum of this kind and size would pack such a multi-media, interactive punch? Great coverage of writers through history, writing styles and themes and best....writing construction. I saw kids from age 5 to 85 spellbound for hours

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, this place was fantastic! I'm an author, so naturally I had to go. But readers will love it too, and my 15-year-old enjoyed as much as I did. The exhibits give a lot of wonderful information about American writers. I especially appreciated the wide...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit when in Chicago. Visiting the museum is a remarkable experience with long lasting influence. You need plenty of time to absorb what is on offer. Starting with the interactive map of the United States and the ability to click on...More

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February 28, 2018|
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Response from Hollie42 | Reviewed this property |
A few hours. It is tiny but there are lots of things to look at and read so it really depends on how much you find interesting when you are there.
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Response from JMC192 | Reviewed this property |
They have website that might have that update
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