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Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
312-742-2000
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Ranked #32 of 367 Attractions in Chicago
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Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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... more » 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. « less
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Earth, Texas
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216 reviews 216 reviews
50 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You could easily pay 80 $ or more for a family of 4 in other zoos in the US. Not at the Lincoln Park Zoo. It is completely free of charge. Maybe they do not feature highlights like the giant panda bear but most of the animals and enclosure are really fun to watch. Do not miss the lions and... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This Zoo is better than the Milwaukee Zoo in my opinion and get this... it is totally free! Take a stroll through the zoo on a sunny day or head right to the Africa and Bird houses to escape the cold. Don't miss the (also free) Conservatory next door, especially in the cold of Chicago winter. In the summertime don't... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I am visiting from the UK and we decided on a couple of days in Chicago and the fact this zoo was free was attractive as the city itself is very pricey, particularly parking. We couldn't street park as it was a very busy day and opted to stump up the $15 for 3 hours in the local car park... More

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London, United Kingdom
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58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Such an amazing zoo, enclosures are ok, not the smallest that I've seen but it's good to know they are expanding slowly. Please donate and go to the gift shop to help fund this public free zoo, all goes towards their conservation. Loved walking around here, the atmosphere is great as well, saw almost all the animals, although like most... More

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Lincoln Park Zoo is a refreshing change from zoos that have been increasingly commercialized. We have visited numerous zoos across the country and so many of them have put the focus on everything but the animals. Many of them have high admission fees that make it difficult for families to visit, and offer food and refreshments that are outrageously... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I have been to visit Lincoln park zoo many times,Its a great place to goto with the kiddies,there are lots of animals to see, It is also free entry,there are many places to grab a bite to eat,also shops to buy momentoes of your visit to the zoo,the penguins are very funny to watch,the outdoor pool for the seals is... More

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Tewkesbury, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Fairly good considering it's free however when we went there weren't many animals, also hard to find if walking from City. Got some nice photos though so worth browsing

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

What a great place to visit - free entry and no hassling to volunteer funds (but please do!). One of the best zoos we have ever visited - excellent facilities for the animals. Loved it!

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Witney, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Mixed feelings with this zoo. The surrounding parks and zero fee make it a nice cheap day out as the bus drops you right by the entrance. It is especially nice when it is warm as it is quite big with plenty of varied animals to see. The monkey exhibits are fascinating and you can stand there for quite a... More

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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Lincoln Park Zoo is a nice place to visit if you are in Chicago, solo, with friends or family you will enjoy day here. There are bus route close if you are traveling on bus/train.

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