Top Ten Things to do at Abt (Besides Shop)
Anyone who’s visited Abt knows there’s a lot to do at the store besides shop for merchandise. We like to think of ourselves as a complete destination, filled with attractions and interactive activities suited for all ages. So next time you’re about to take your family to the mall or a big box store on Sunday, think about giving us a chance first. Need some reasons why? Here are the top ten things to do at the Abt Store (in no particular order).
1) Spin The Granite Globe
Abt has a German-made 5,381 lb granite ball in the showroom; it is one of 90 in the world. It floats on 12 lbs of water pressure which makes it so easy to move that a 3-year-old can spin the globe. It actually rotates on the approximate axis of the earth, when someone isn’t spinning it, that is. Check it out!
2) Catch a movie in The David Abt Theater
Launched last year, this remarkable theatre boasts a Bowers & Wilkins 7.4 surround sound speaker package, a DPI Titan LED 1080P Projector with Anamorphic Lens, and Palliser Home Theatre Seating. In other words, it’s the closet you’ll ever get to the theater experience outside an actual movie theater. The theater also includes a 3D star field package on the ceiling to give viewers a drive-in movie feel.
3) Test your photography skills at the Fish Tank
The 7,500 gallon salt water Abt aquarium is home to lots of beautiful fish and eel, and is the largest privately-owned aquarium in Illinois. The vibrant fish and coral also make great subjects for customers to test photo and video quality on, so you’ll find our selection of HD camcorders lined up along two sides of the tank. It’s important to keep the aquarium looking spotless, and if you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of our scuba-suited cleaning guy inside!