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Lincoln Park Zoo

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Address: 2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Established in 1868, this 35-acre, beautifully landscaped zoo is one of...

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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It's fun visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo. The animals are interesting; they interact when they want too, lol. My faves are the monkeys and the sea lions. They are always giving a... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's fun visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo. The animals are interesting; they interact when they want too, lol. My faves are the monkeys and the sea lions. They are always giving a show. Great place to take kids, all family and out of town guests. Take snacks and water; the food prices are kind of steep. Enjoy!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the zoo in december to watch the zoo lights and it was amazing. So beautiful with al the lights and you get the chance to se som exiting animals too. I missed that you couldn't go in somewhere to eat a dinner. But overall it was a nice experience!

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Thank AnnaChi15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love that Lincoln Park Zoo is free, but the parking can be difficult. The variety of animals is amazing for a small, urban zoo.

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Thank Donna L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Both my children enjoyed this Zoo. It was free when we went. We took a hotel car so we did not need to pay for parking. It was very cold outside but this Zoo has some indoor exhibits.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I have only lived in Chicago for a year and a half, but we have been to this zoo upwards of ten times! We just love this place! The zoo offers free admission, but they do accept donations. Also, there are many adult-only events that take place at LPZ throughout the year. We purchased tickets to BrewLights... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful zoo in the heart of the city / our family has enjoyed many visits to this city staple. Hard to believe you are in the heart of the city when you are walking around the grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The zoo is amazing they have such a wide variety of animals and there is no cost. It's one of the best parts of our trip. It's worth the time to go see the staff will explain everything very family friendly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the zoo lots of animals to see and places to get drinks and food, you can stay as long as you want and easy to get too! Great family day out

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the last free zoos in the U.S. It is completely supported by donations. We were there today and saw a polar bear, lions, and the new macaque monkeys. It is winter here so the zoo was not very crowded. It is very walkable and recently redesigned many exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love animals so naturally I love zoos. I have been to several small zoos throughout the United States but this one is my all time favorite. If you are coming to Chicago, skip the Brookfield Zoo and take the Clark Street bus to the zoo. It is open year round and depending on the season there is always something... More 

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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