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Chicago Architecture Foundation
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspire people to discover why design matters. CAF presents a comprehensive program of tours, exhibitions, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education activities, all designed to enhance the public’s awareness and appreciation of Chicago’s outstanding architectural legacy.

Chicago Athenaeum
This museum is dedicated to the Art of Design in all areas of the discipline--architecture, industrial, and product design, graphics, and urban planning--and aims to advance public education about the value of good Design.

City of Chicago
An extensive web site offering information for both visitors and residents, including postcard images of the city, and a Chicago Landmarks section with further information about many of the historic sites featured in this itinerary.

Chicago Historical Society
Explore Chicago history through online exhibitions, searchable collections, and historical documentation projects. This institution is devoted to collecting, interpreting, and presenting the rich multicultural history of Chicago and Illinois.

American Institute of Architects, Chicago
The local chapter of the national AIA hosts this site which provides information on Sightseeing in Chicago, as well as their annual Design Excellence Awards which highlights up to 200 new and historic buildings.

Chicago Visitor's and Convention Bureau
Features accommodation, event and area attraction information for corporate visitors and tourists.

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency collects, preserves, and interprets the state's historical heritage and culture, a role that includes overseeing the National Register of Historic Places and implementing other Historic Preservation programs.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national non-profit preservation organization.

Historic Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.

National Park Service Office of Tourism
National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the NPS promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

National Scenic Byways Program This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Lincoln Highway website for more ideas.

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