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Established in 1868, this 35-acre, beautifully landscaped zoo is one of America's last free-admission zoos. The Great Ape House has one of the best assemblages of gorillas and chimpanzees in the world.
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We love this zoo. For a free community zoo, it is wonderful! I would choose this zoo anyday. They have a wide variety of animals. It is big and clean and well maintained. We have taken several friends here. A must see.
This is the oldest privately zoo in the country,
A jewel for Chicago and a short trip away from the crowded River north area,
The attached "farm in the zoo" is a great place to introduce kids to farm animals!
Visiting this zoo was a little depressing. The few animals that are there are not cared for and seem abandoned. The lion paced back and forth in the window and looked like it had anxiety. The polar bear paced too, and looked extremely unhealthy. All...More
The Lincoln Park zoo puts on a spectacular light show lasting the Christmas season! It has ice carving and hot chocolate! It is a festival not to be missed! Starts as the sun goes down! Best to get there late afternoon it gets very. Crowded...More
Visiting this zoo seriously depressed me. The few animals that are there are not cared for and seem abandoned. The lion paced back and forth in the window and looked like it had anxiety. The polar bear paced too, and looked extremely unhealthy. All of...More
It was the family trip of the year so being a party of 19 with kids from 2 to 15 we had to look for activities that were free and that would not bore them and make them all cranky.
The Zoo seemed to be...More
We stopped here on our last day visiting Chicago. It was cold and snowing, but we decided to go anyway. It was so worth it! So many interesting animals and the fact that it’s partially outside and partially inside is definitely a plus. We had...More
Visited the zoo on a cold, snowy Sunday in late February. Wasn’t expecting to see a lot of animals out but we were surprised to see more than our fair share. The indoor exhibits were great, specifically the aviary, the primate house, and small mammals....More