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Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
312-742-2000
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As featured in Chicago For free and 1 other guide
Ranked #30 of 366 Attractions in Chicago
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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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Wow. This was one of the funnest things we (mom, dad, 14-y/o and 9-y/o) did during our stay in Chicago, and it was one of the few that was free. We all loved this place!!!! Parking was not fun here. It's not fun anywhere in Chicago. Maybe plan public transportation or check out other options. This was one place I... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are visiting family in Chicago and have been to this zoo many times during other visits but always with our grandchildren. This time we had the opportunity to explore alone and were able to wander freely. The gardens are very impressive and are well maintained. A lot of animals were not visible so that was disappointing.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The zoo was very nice. The grounds are beautiful with flowers and planting every where. You can see the Chicago skyline from the zoo. Such a nice place to spend the day and it's free:)

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Lincoln Park Zoo is an amazing place and the fact that it's free makes it even better! The variety of animals and exhibits is superb. The zoo can easily be conquered in an afternoon but I could see many happy return visits as well since the animals are always doing something new. Not as interactive as some zoos but still... More

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Gran Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to the Lincoln Park Zoo in about 13 years. The best part about this zoo, of course, is that it is absolutely free! And it doesn't disappoint when it comes to the variety of animals to see. There are lions, gorillas, zebras, giraffes, rhinos (including a baby), polar bears, seals, and more! It is clean... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed visiting the zoo. Lovely grounds and lots of animals to see. Was a bit crowded, but that's to be expected during the summer months when the kiddies are all there. Would recommend.

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This zoo was fun, but it was nothing out of the ordinary. It had all your typical animals. We missed a lot of the animals, because we were there in the morning and they apparently had not let them out for the day. We were able to get a close up view of a hippo through glass. That was the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a great time here at the zoo. It was free to enter which is always nice and you can park for free if you are very lucky. They have a great variety of animals from lions, tigers, and bears OH MY to bats, apes and birds. There is great views of Chicago and a lot things to view.... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went there on a weekend afternoon. The place is nice but no animals... Don't know if it was because of the heat, but we barely saw animals. It is free, so that was nice but if you have something better to do with your time - do it

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had not been to the zoo in several years and were pleasantly surprised by some of the changes. It is a very pleasant place to walk around. It's free! (Which is just amazing.) And they have some nice animal presentations.

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