16. Ernest Hemingway Foundation

Location: 200 N Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, Ill.
Website: ehfop.org

Papa Hemingway is usually associated with Key West, Florida, where he resided for many years. Just outside of Chicago, however, you'll find his birthplace—and a museum to go with it.

The museum houses an excellent collection of artwork from the film adaptations of Hemingway's stories and novels, as well as over 2,300 books, articles, correspondence, photographs and pamphlets of Hemingway's.

The museum recently hosted a birthday celebration in Papa's honor, which included a lecture from Steve Paul, an expert on the celebrated writer.