The Chicago Botanic Garden Welcomes Visitors Year-Round

Evening shot in the Chicago Botanic Garden. Pond, bridge, willow tree

An easy drive from 215 West Apartments is a spectacular 385-acre living plant museum. We are talking about the Chicago Botanic Garden, and it welcomes visitors year-round. It opened more than forty years ago and has since grown into one of the greatest museums of its type in the world. Highlights include: The Esplanade Designed by […]

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The Best Ice Rinks in Chicago

Group of friend preparing for ice skating. Putting their skates on.

There are a host of ice rinks in Chicago that can get you moving this winter. In fact, ice skating is a fun activity that gets your heart pumping and improves circulation. It’s also a great way to get your exercise on! This can help you feel more alert and energetic, while also lowering your risk of […]

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The Oriental Institute Features Fascinating Exhibits

ancient art motif

  Chicago is home to a world-renowned showcase for the art, history, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. It’s known as the Oriental Institute, and it opened to the public in 1931. Founder James Henry Breasted had financial help from John D. Rockefeller Jr., and many of the museum’s collections came from expeditions to the […]

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