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Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

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Fullerton Avenue, between N. Cannon and N. Stockton, between North Cannon Drive and North Stockon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
+1 773-883-7275
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“nature museum” (4 reviews)
“prairie style” (4 reviews)
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Fullerton Avenue, between N. Cannon and N. Stockton, between North Cannon Drive and North Stockon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
Lincoln Park
+1 773-883-7275
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Maybe it is because we just came from the hyper-maintained conservatory, but we found this park to be overgrown with weeds and the like, a bit dangerous and deserted. It looked good from the gate, but once we ventured inside, we quickly became restless and...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Just a nice, quiet and beautiful spot in the city. Prairie style landscaping. They also offer tours of the gardens. I may not go out of my way as a tourist to visit, but as a resident, it's a nice way to spend some time.

Thank KrisK_8
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here after the Lincoln Park Zoo and on the way to the beach. It's a nice, quiet place away from crowds. There's not a lot to it, but if you need a quick breather this is a great place to grab one.

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Free, came here after visiting the Lincoln Park conservatory. Saw birds fishing out the pool. Good place to sit and ponder.

Thank gggg1234
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We enjoyed walking around the lily pool enjoying the quiet and solitude of nature in the city. There were docents that gave free tours - but we strolled on our own. Go slowly and look for turtles in the pool. We spent about 20 minutes...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 8 July 2017

If you have a few hours to spare, do yourself a favour and spend at least 30 minutes here. We loved it on a weekday morning and pretty much had the space to ourselves. It is like a small oasis and truly beautiful. We heard...More

Thank sylvrgirl
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We had an excellent docent who showed us around the lily pool with just enough information to keep us interested but not overwhelm us. It's such a pretty place with a neat history! Admission is free!

Thank Ex3
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This is such a hidden gem in Chicago. When you walk along the trail, you will be amazed that you are still in a large town. So peaceful.

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The lily pool it's a beautiful garden that you can walk all the Way around the Lilly pool and see aquatic life birds and two small waterfalls. It takes maybe 10 minutes to walk all the way around the pool but a pretty place to...More

Thank jocelynd102
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I was disappointed in the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. My fiance wanted to visit it on a weekend trip to Chicago and I thought it sounded nice, so we went. Honestly, I really was not impressed. It wasnt that big and seemed to be poorly...More

Thank Mark A
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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