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“not many animals”
Review of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo
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Ranked #17 of 649 things to do in Chicago
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Portland, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“not many animals”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

even though all the animals weren't out but it was still pretty cool to see all of the animals that were actually out.

Visited January 2012
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“a park off the lake in the city, with animals of all sorts”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

this is the greatest draw for a quick day in the zoo with little kids or a great date. You can survey a large number of the animals quickly and get a good variety, the park is in a great location, and the ape house is fantastic. great as a regular monthly/weekly trip for the little ones as it is not too big to see a lot of animals without walking too much to tire out the little ones.

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eau claire, wisconsin
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“free fun”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Even in Feb. we found plenty to enjoy at the Zoo. Just know the displays are somewhat limited at that time of year. The crowds are smaller and the animals seemed very active. Also talk to the volunteers to find out when animals are being fed to get a better experience. Easy bus trip out to the zoo from the downtown core. Would probably have rated this 5/5 in the summer. Also be sure to check out the conservatory. Really beautiful, as well as warm in the cold winter months

Visited February 2012
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Tumwater, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Open on Christmas Day”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Looked like a great free place to enjoy the good weather (unusual for Christmas), but most of the animals were inside that day.

Visited December 2011
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Naples, Florida
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“One of the few top zoos with NO admission charges”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the one of the few top zoos in the US. Surprisingly it has NO admission charges. Go there when you visit Chicago. It primate collection is among the best. Then go visit the conservatory next door and have dinner/lunch in Lincoln Park neighborhood.

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