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Lincoln Park Zoo

Address: 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 312-742-2000
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Ranked #24 of 949 things to do in Chicago
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: No
Owner description: Established in 1868, this 35-acre, beautifully landscaped zoo is one...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of our favorite places to visit. There is so much to do and see and it is all free. If you don't mind driving a bit you can usually find free street parking also. It is very clean and there is a lot to see and do. It is also near a large park for picnicking and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This place is free and great for the family. Try to visit when it's not so hot out since most the animals will not be outside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Take a walk through this well planned and executed zoo in the heart of the city - weekends are packed and weekdays are more manageable. Wander through the gardens on both the north and south sides of the zoo and walk down the nature path. The Lincoln Park Conservatory next door is also worth a visit - great exhibits and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I love the Lincoln Park Zoo!!! It is in a great location walking distance to a lot of area attractions! Wish they had penguin's though! The price is free and allows for this to be a great outing for many occasions! In the winter they have the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights which is beautiful as well1 Provides a free option... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I moved to Chicago from South Florida three years and the very first thing I did when I moved here was go to the Zoo. It was actually my first job in the city as well. To this day, it's still one of my favorite places in the city. Best part about the Zoo: IT'S COMPLETELY FREE! That's right. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I absolutely fell in love with this Zoo, which is FREE!!! They have really amazing animals and beautiful habitats for them. I went thinking it was going to be a quick walk through three or four caged animals in the middle of the park but it is completely the opposite. Just amazing. I really enjoyed it and gave my donations!:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Zoo lights offers numerous enlighting experiences for kids and adults! The sound synchronized lights are amazing and the view south to the city skyline are fabulous!! In warm weather the zoo is an absolute "must see" for all ages. Plenty of places to sit down and rest, for kids and old folks like us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The saying you get what you paid for does not apply to this priceless jewel!! We enjoyed a wonderful day here. The food was reasonable and it was clean. The animals were set in a natural habitat and were easy to see. We will go back next time we are in Chicago in the spring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very large zoo and has animals for everyone. It is outside Chicago so you will need to take a train to get to the zoo (highly recommended) or take a cab (not recommended, very pricey). We enjoyed the dolphin show and feeding the sting rays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Amazing that a zoo of this quality is free! Speaks to the commitment of the city to promote itself as a good place to live and visit. Though I always feel a little bad going to zoos as it can be sad to see caged animals, there seems to be an effort to support conservationism and sustain some of the... More 

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