Chicago is a major Midwestern hub for culture and innovation. With more than 200 theaters, 7,300 restaurants, and nearly 200 art galleries, there’s no shortage of things to do in the Windy City. Here’s a guide to help navigate all the fun and excitement near our apartments in Downtown Chicago, IL – Chestnut Tower.

Some of the most popular and historically significant sports fields are based in Chicago. Wrigley Field, built in 1914 and second-oldest ballpark in the majors, is home to MLB’s Cubs. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime in the auditorium graced by baseball royalty. Fans can even take a 75 to 90 minute guided tour of Wrigley Field.  Soldier Field, opened in 1924, is home to NFL’s Chicago Bears. In addition to hosting football games, there are many events like concerts and cultural festivals held at Soldier Field.

Lincoln Park Zoo is one of only three major free zoos in the United States. You don’t even need tickets, just walk through the gates. Founded in 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo is also one of the oldest zoos in North America. Covering over 35 acres, this zoo is home to more than 1,000 mammals, reptiles, and birds, representing about 200 species of animals. One of the more unique features of the zoo is the Nature Boardwalk, which serves as a natural ecosystem for native birds, frogs, fish, turtles, insects, etc. This zoo is open daily from 7 AM to 4:30 PM.

The historic Logan Theatre, operational since 1915, is one of Chicago’s most iconic attractions. A community staple, The Logan Theatre hosts local film festivals and open mic nights. In addition to showing big blockbusters and independent films, there’s also vintage movie posters and film artifacts on display. The opulence of the building’s Art Deco design is not indicative of the ticket prices, which have remained well under $10, making it the perfect place to take friends and family to enjoy the latest flick.

Adler Planetarium has been educating the public about space science and exploration since 1930. Some of the most notable exhibits include informative films in the theater, the hands-on Community Design Lab, and the Telescope on the Terrace.  The Alder Planetarium is open daily from 9:30 AM to 4 PM. General admission is only $12 for adults and $8 for children.

Our apartments in Downtown Chicago, IL are never far from historic landmarks, exciting attractions, and endless entertainment. Schedule a visit today and find your new home at Chestnut Tower.

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