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Lincoln Park Zoo

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Address: 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 312-742-2000
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Established in 1868, this 35-acre, beautifully landscaped zoo is one of...
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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Great family experience and it's Free! Everyone should take a trip to this zoo!! We saw an adorable baby primate - large crowd and everyone having a great time

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great family experience and it's Free! Everyone should take a trip to this zoo!! We saw an adorable baby primate - large crowd and everyone having a great time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Walked north through the zoo, along the wetlands area, through the ape house, saw a tiger, a seal, etc....wonderful to see, free entrance...was on foot, so parking not an issue. Seemed clean, several newborn animals to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Lincoln Park Zoo has a wide variety of animals, which is surprising considering it it free! The zoo is on par with a lot of other zoos and even has an Arctic exhibit coming soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice Zoo, especially for having free admission. They do charge for parking ($25). It would be cheaper to pack your own lunch, snacks, and beverages if you are on a budget.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The bonus for this zoo is it's free. All of the animals seems to be in very good condition. The monkeys and apes put on a show for us. They were very entertaining. Consider going into one of the gift shops and making a donation. There was food and snacks available. The bus will drop you off right in front... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The fact that the zoo was free was a bonus. The zoo is right in the middle of a huge park, also minutes from Lake Michigan. There were lots of great animals, plenty of food choices, and lots of families enjoying the beautiful atmosphere.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Disappointing to see the very small availability of animals ! Well layed out and easy to navigate. Eating places offer typical boring sandwhich menu. Parking is limited so get there early or take public transport. Disappointing and will be hard pressed to return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We have visited many zoos in America and this is a very nice one. It's great that it's free to enter! The Cat Building and Outdoor Exhibits are great, as well as the Primates. It's an easy zoo to walk, and even has an old Mold-A-Rama machine which makes a cheap, fun souvenir. I've visited Brookfield Zoo for years, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The zoo is very nice and completely free! Perfect place for families to go inexpensively and have a great time! The animals are cute, especially the baby gorillas! In the winter, they have what they call Zoolights and they completely string up lights on the trees like nothing I have ever seen! Definitely a must in Chicago!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Aww they shut it down early the day we went but so awesome to have such a beautiful and free exhibits!

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Additional Information about Lincoln Park Zoo

Address: 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 312-742-2000
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.