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“Great free zoo in the city” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo
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US$ 149.00*
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Chicago City Sights Helicopter Tour
Ranked #17 of 624 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great free zoo in the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

this is a great zoo in the middle of the city on the north side. Its a great attraction for kids and all others all times of the year. They have a lot of activities there not just for the kids, they have lot of volunteering opportunites at the zoo. They are next to the lily pond and its located in an amazing area. They have lights all around just after fall - called the lincoln park zoo lights around the holiday season (November)

check out: http://www.lpzoo.org/events/calendar/zoolights

All in all a great place to visit all round the year.

Visited November 2011
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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Best Free Zoo Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Chicagoland has 2 great zoos and Lincoln Park is one of them. The zoo is in the heart of Lake View right off the lake and is lovely to visit anytime of the year. I love to go in the spring and fall. My grand-daughter always tells me it is her favorite place to go so we go alot.

Visited February 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The last free metropolitan zoo in America”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Chicago's well loved zoo is still free. It is a great place to see Chicago's plethora of types of families speaking many different languages. At Christmas time, Zoo Lights is always a fun visit.

Visited June 2011
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“definitely worth seeing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

We had a nice time here. In a good neighborhood. Loved the different areas and the ease of walking through it all. Loved the Jean Gang Pavillion. Made for a nice break in the afternoon. Definitely worth the trip

Visited July 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“One of the last great Free Zoos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

A compact zoo, located in gorgeous Lincoln Park. Very "doable" size makes it ideal for young families in particular, who may get overwhelmed by Brookfield. Newer additions keep it interesting, old-style animal houses keep it classic.

Visited July 2011
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