Congratulations to American Writers Museum and 5 Wits Adventures on their National Awards

American Writers Museum—Top Ranked Institution in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice award for the Best Illinois Attraction.

The Museum opened in May 2017 and became a popular destination for Chicago residents and visitors. Nominees for the Readers’ Choice Award were selected by a panel of experts and editors from USA TODAY, then over a fourweek period, the public voted for their favorite nominee to determine the final 10 Best Attractions.

Chicago Scenic was the project management and fabrication firm for the American Writers Museum, working with designer and principal Andrew Anway of Amaze Design, located in Boston. (see Studio News, Summer 2017). The AWM was also named as the top attraction in Fodor’s Travel article, “Inside the World’s 10 Best New Museums.”


5 Wits Adventures voted one of the Top 5 Escape Room facilities in the U.S.

5 Wits, adventure room creator, was voted one of the Top 5 Escape Room facilities in the USA Readers’ Choice 2017 competition. 5 Wits currently has five adventure rooms in MA and New York and was cited for their “high tech special effects and immersive adventures” with standouts like Espionage and Drago’s Castle.

Chicago Scenic has created three Drago’s Castles to date. There is one in Albany, NY, one in Buffalo, NY and a third in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

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