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Address: 2045 North Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone Number: 312-742-7726
Description: Home to the Lincoln Park Zoo, this popular park is also located in a...
Home to the Lincoln Park Zoo, this popular park is also located in a neighborhood called Lincoln Park.
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Spring's a GREAT time of year! Crisp fresh air Grass is GREENING Sidewalks/streets surrounded by beautiful flowering trees/shrubs & colorful flowers (daffodils, azalea, tulips... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Spring's a GREAT time of year! Crisp fresh air Grass is GREENING Sidewalks/streets surrounded by beautiful flowering trees/shrubs & colorful flowers (daffodils, azalea, tulips, daisies, begonias, cyclamen...) planted & blooming EVERYWHERE.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This park is a little away from downtown area but easily accessible by a short bus-journey. The Zoo is part of Lincoln Park and is the highlight of the park as well. Apart from the zoo, it is just a green expanse incorporating some sculptures.

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Parry Sound, Canada
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nice park just north of the city, within walking distance from downtown. There is a zoo that is free in the park which i would definitely recommend. It's nice to see big green spaces in big cities,

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great for families. The zoo is free. Loved the gorilla exhibit. Would highly recommend. Has inside and outside exhibits so no matter what the weather you can see all the animals.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a beautiful April day in Chicago and went for a walk through Lincoln Park. It was great for people-watching. We walked through the Zoo to get to the Conservatory. The Zoo was nice. We just used it as a cut-through and didn’t spend a lot of time in it, so I can’t comment on the quality of the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

They have a walk through hot house that has wonderful plants, tropical and unusual. This walk is again free and very peaceful

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Rixensart, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you went to the Zoo, don't hesitate to extend your walk to the Lincoln Park. Especially if you like squirrels ;)

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Chicago, Illinois
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Well-maintained park with winding trails, topnotch educational (free) zoo, beautifully manicured conservatory, pristine blue lake, historic statues and markers, sailboats in peaceful harbors, dozens of sports, festivals, 5K races and farmers market. URBAN ENERGY YET PEACEFUL ESCAPE. Nearby offers world-class restaurants, trendy bars and clubs, boutique shopping, and charming neighborhoods. Lincoln Park = LOVE

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

nice park but dont bother with the zoo.half the cages are empty and you will waste precious time that can be used seeing something else on you visit to chi town

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Lincoln Park Zoo is an ideal free Chicago Gem. It sits a block from the Lakefront and has something for everyone. There's a petting zoo with farm animals (cow milking), rides and beautiful exotic/domestic animals as well. The venue has several eating areas and you can bring a lunch as well. There are various Naturalist "talks" schedulded throughout the day.

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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.