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“Not the best zoo I've seen - very limited”
Review of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo
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US$ 174.50*
and up
Private Chicago City Sights Helicopter Tour
Ranked #48 of 683 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
Reviewed 26 February 2012

It was cold today, about 25, so most of the animals wouldn't come out.
The apes and monkeys exhibits are nice, and the polar bear was very cute.
The new attraction- red pandas are hardly visible as they are put behind a net and not glass.

I'd go just because it's free and a nice way to spend a few hours, but really - go to a nicer zoo...

Thank The_traveling_cookie
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Lots of animals on display, it's free (except to park), and close to the beach.

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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Forget hustle and bustle, scorching parking lots, lines, and crowds, this Lincoln Park treasure is leafy, free, and fun. Meander among the animals as you stroll through the park.

Thank JRB1501
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

This zoo is very poor. The animals don't have great conditions and that it's sad. Maybe they should charge visitors.

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Reviewed 21 February 2012

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon. It is clean and well maintained. Make sure you visit the Botanical Center which is right next door and is also free to visit.

Thank Jwudgy
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