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Lincoln Park Zoo

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2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4757
+1 312-742-2000
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4757
Lincoln Park
+1 312-742-2000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been to many Zoos. Never a free Zoo. Wide variety of animals and spacious. Having a farm a plus for kids to see farm animals. Should probably do away with the free and even charge just a nominal fee. As enclosures and amenities need to...More

Thank kcwalksja
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent an hour here. The zoo is small, but very clean. The attractions are interesting. I believe this zoo would be best for families with small children. We are in our mid-forties, but had a nice time.

Thank Buddy021807
Reviewed 2 days ago

In a garden-like setting, wonderfully maintained zoo. Offers free times. Great for families. Enjoyable as much for the setting as for the animals.

Thank Amy A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I volunteer for a small family-run zoo in Scotland and I must admit the animals at my zoo seem to be happier than those in Lincoln Park. The sole tiger paced relentlessly by its window.....a sure sign of stress. A poor little antelope seemed so...More

1  Thank Toscaholly
Reviewed 4 days ago

A FREE zoo....yes i said FREE. A perfect day out with everything you need to enjoy all the animals which seem to be very well looked after.

Thank mutchw
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for their light festival. My friends and I really enjoyed. The cost is minimal, if anything? Might spend a few bucks on hot chocolate? But we'll worth it. Nice escape for very little money or effort.

Thank MadeInDubai
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A zoo inside a park.admission has always been free. Limited free parking. You have to watch street signs when parking in the neighborhood. Tickets and or towing is possible. I prefer Brookfield zoo over Lincoln Park. Too many empty exhibits. Nice children's zoo. Paddle boats...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the best zoo I have been to, but the admission price was reasonable (free). On a nice day it is a good way to burn some calories or get in your steps. The gorilla/chimpanzee exhibit was the highlight for me.

Thank MATravelerBOS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its FREE! and great to see polar bear, penguins and many more... nice place to visit as it is not overcrowded.

Thank blingong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice zoo! We loved all the healthy active animals and got to spend some time here. The main restaurant has AC and lots of choices form Italian, to subs, to Mexican to grill. Food was fresh and tasty. You can even bring your...More

Thank Mandi L
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.
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Jose V
4 September 2017|
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Response from NKR1013A | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. You could recheck.
15 August 2017|
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Response from Gomez1000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You will walk a lot.