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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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This is a nice modest Zoo in Lincoln Park. We spent about 2 hours wandering through the Zoo and checking out some of the animals. The kangaroos and sea lions were cool. If you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Not impressed. For one, trying to find parking is a nightmare. And the animals all appeared to be bored. Or should I say for the ones you could see. Just not a lot of selection . The farm was the best part. I guess for free you really shouldn't complain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a nice modest Zoo in Lincoln Park. We spent about 2 hours wandering through the Zoo and checking out some of the animals. The kangaroos and sea lions were cool. If you are wondering through Lincoln Park definitely check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

First of all this attraction is free, which is awesome for Chicago! We loved spending part of a day here, there were tons of different animals to see. The lions were actually moving, as were the rhinos and hippo. It was a lot bigger than what I was thinking for a free zoo. There are places to eat, and we... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was our second time visiting the zoo. If you are looking for an affordable place to visit while in Chicago, this is a great option! It is free to enter the zoo. We did have to pay for parking which was $30 for the three hours. We thought that was worth it for 7 of us to visit the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Not the most amazing zoo I've ever been to, but it is well kept up and you can't beat the price. Free! Good place to take the family, especially the little ones to explore. We were able to walk around the entire zoo and see all the highlights in a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Took the commuter train into Union Station and the same bus (#5, I think) that went to The Art institute and then swings north to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Really enjoyed the bears, the way it's all arranged for strolling around.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

well they or city have taking away from so many things that it use to have. its not as clean any more like it use to be the staff is shorter now. not many workers, place's are laying and down sizing there people. so many out of jobs bathroom nasty very nasty. So if you want to visit a zoo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Spacious layout, green and well organised, this offers a very pleasant few hours for any age. Having walked from the city, which was indeed a beautiful pleasant stroll, taking 40minutes at a medium pace, this was a lovely morning for a single person.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It is fantastic that the Lincoln Park Zoo is free. I spent a Sunday afternoon visiting the various animals. It was crowded, but not so much so that you couldn't enjoy the animals. Food prices are reasonable and there are many options. Plenty of exhibits-apes, zebras, wolves, birds, reptiles, farm animals, tigers, etc. Took the bus so didn't have to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We did the beer fest here and it was so fun! We couldn't do it this year because the dates didn't work, but hoping they do it again soon!

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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.