Explore the Prettiest Extended Stretch of Urban Parkway in the United States

Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The view from Hancock tower.

Did you know that Lake Shore Drive is considered the prettiest extended stretch of urban parkway in the United States?

Most of its fifteen-plus miles are bordered by beaches, green space, and Lake Michigan on the east.

The scenic parkway offers so much to see and do including:

Museum of Science and Industry 

Spanning 400,000 square feet, the Museum of Science and Industry is one of the largest museums of its type in the world. It was established during 1933’s Century of Progress, and since that time, more than 180 million people have walked through the doors. The building is the only one constructed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition’s “White City” that remains at the site.

There are several exhibits to explore including Coal Mine, which has been on display since the museum opened. It allows visitors to experience a working coal mine where they can learn how both mining methods and the machinery have changed over the years.

Lakefront Trail

Nestled along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, the Lakefront Trail welcomes hikers, bikers, and in-line skaters. It spans an impressive nineteen miles and leads to an array of attractions such as nature sanctuaries, Soldier Field, and the Shedd Aquarium.

Lincoln Park

Situated on both sides of Lake Shore Drive, Lincoln Park stretches 1,200 acres, and a tomb from 1857 is a reminder that a portion of the property was once a cemetery. It’s open daily until 11:00 p.m., and in 2009 it was named one of the “Great Public Spaces in America” as it features world-class amenities, an array of activities, and historic landmarks. Attractions not to be missed include Theater on the Lake, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

These are just a few of the attractions that you can enjoy if you call 215 West Apartments home. Please contact our friendly leasing agents to schedule a tour where you can see firsthand all we have to offer.

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