Lincoln Park is the neighborhood surrounding the northernmost stretch of a parcel of public land, also called Lincoln Park, that is... more » part forest, part lakefront, part wetland and part cultivated garden preserved for one purpose: to make happy the people of Chicago and its visitors.
Lincoln Park rolls gently along Lake Michigan’s jeweled shores. Its green fields are dotted with lagoons, a zoo and conservatory, historic buildings, a working farm, playgrounds and cultivated gardens watched over by statues of Ben Franklin, Ulysses S. Grant, William Shakespeare and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, among others.
On a moonlit stroll, you can hear the wolves howling from the zoo and ponder the cemetery roots of Chicago’s beautiful Lincoln Park. But spend most of your time on a sunlit summer day, enjoying the cool Lake Michigan breeze and the lovely habitats and wetlands that host Chicago's native wildlife.
The northern neighbor to the historic and artsy Old Town district, the Lincoln Park neighborhood has a comfortable, rich feel to it, reflecting the lifestyle of the professionals who live there. The tree-lined streets are designed for strolling.
This easy walking tour focuses on the park, but spend some time walking around the neighborhood as well, where you'll you’ll find plenty of options for food and drink if the park snacks aren't enough. less «