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Address: Fullerton Avenue, between N. Cannon and N. Stockton, Chicago, IL
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A little slice of heaven in the city...

My husband and I had booked a different park for our Memorial Day weekend wedding. Unfortunately, the park district contacted us early January to notify us that they could no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I had booked a different park for our Memorial Day weekend wedding. Unfortunately, the park district contacted us early January to notify us that they could no longer accommodate our event due to construction work in that area. Here were were left without a ceremony location months before our wedding and everything was completely covered in 2-3... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Locals like me LOVE this "secret" spot. When the weather is nice it's great for a picnic, walk or meditation (or romantic date). The garden is surprisingly quiet even on a busy summer day and there's a path winding around the pond.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A hidden gem in plain site - enter off from Fullerton - and exit into the Lincoln Park Zoo - - - beautiful historical naturalistic landscape & pond - romantic and interesting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A masterpiece of Prairie landscape design, one of the best quiet places in the city. Used to be named the Lincoln Park Zoo rookery, but no confined animals here. Some small prairie pavillions also. Highly recommended for a short visit. Still a hidden undertrafficked gem.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I walked past this place so many times walking to the beach until I finally took the time to walk inside! I love this place and take all of my friends there. It is hard to imagine such a peaceful place can be located in the heart of a big city!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

The aquarium was superb with the exception of the staff. When buying our tickets, the female cashier was rude, short, and never made eye contact. When we were petting the sturgeons upstairs, the "Geriatric Sturgeon Nazi" was condescending to my seven year old and the rest of the children as if she was the world's most revered fish expert and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you are visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo or conservatory the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Park is like a secret garden. You enter off Fullerton or Cannon Drive North of the Zoo and across from the Notebaert Nature Museum. You can walk through the park in 10 minutes, or linger and take in the tranquility for an hour. It’s not... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This area was a nice little oasis and definitely worth going to if you're in the Lincoln Park/zoo area. Beautiful and well maintained.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We intended to stay 15 minutes and spent a good hour and half here watching the dragon flies and butterflies over the pond. It is very peaceful and beautiful-my favourite place in Chicago.

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Goshen, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

This was my second trip to the Lilly pond. Such a peaceful spot, you cannot tell that you are in the city. Great place to just sit and take in the nature experience. A hidden treasure.

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Address: Fullerton Avenue, between N. Cannon and N. Stockton, Chicago, IL
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 7:30 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.