Lincoln (Abraham) Park
Lincoln (Abraham) Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Home to the Lincoln Park Zoo, this popular park is also located in a neighborhood called Lincoln Park.
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  • plgarlepied
    New Orleans, Louisiana2,385 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun mini golf/putt putt
    We played a round of putt putt here today for $16 for 2 ppl & can play an extra round for $3pp. About a 10 min walk from hotel Versey. Bathrooms & food kiosks with plenty of seating & plenty of shade. next to the driving range. Go in the same building where you buy balls for the driving range to pay & get your putters,etc
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Taylor B
    Chicago, Illinois8,287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Strolling through Lincoln Park
    Talk about convenience. My wife and I have lived across the street from Lincoln Park since we moved into Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood 40 years ago. Ever since, we have taken advantage of the opportunity of taking an almost daily stroll through the city's largest park in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the nation. Lincoln Park, which dates to pre-Civil War days, is bordered on the north by Diversey Parkway, on the west by the Chicago River, on the south by North Avenue and on the east by Lake Michigan. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. What took so long? For us, a walk through Lincoln Park begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue behind the Chicago History Museum, then through the La Salle Street tunnel past the Benjamin Franklin statue, along the promenade to the South Pond, the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Lincoln Park Conservatory. On the return trip, we stop at the massive Ulysses S. Grant statue that overlooks the South Pond and Lake Michigan, then cross the bridge to North Avenue Beach. We always stop for a breather and a time of reflection while viewing Chicago's magnificent skyline from the North Avenue breakwater. Then through the North Avenue tunnel and home. Sometimes we walk to the Division Avenue tunnel or to the Oak Street Beach exit. It's a view of Chicago at its finest. Other notable attractions to visit in Lincoln Park are the Alexander Hamilton statue, the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond, Oz Park and the historic Old Town neighborhood. Along the way, you'll find several dining options, including Alinea, Chicago's only 3-Michelin star restaurant, the first Potbelly Sandwich Works that opened in 1977 and Lettuce Entertain You's first restaurant, R.J. Grunt's, home of one of the first salad bars.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Taylor B
    Chicago, Illinois8,287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Second most visited city park in the United States
    We are very fortunate people. We live in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. For the last 40 years in the same building. With a view of Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan. Every day, weather permitting, we take walks through Lincoln Park. It covers 1,208 acres from North Avenue on the south to Ardmore Street on the north, near the terminus of Du Sable Lake Shore Drive, along Lake Michigan, on Chicago's North Side. It is the city's largest public park and is the second most visited city park in the United States, behind Central Park in New York City. It includes two museums, a zoo, parkland, recreational areas, a nature preserve, bird refuges, beaches, a golf course and harbors. In the spring and summer, it hosts one of the largest farmers' markets in the city, on Wednesday and Saturday. Most popular destinations are Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Preserve, Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond, Waveland Avenue Golf Course and North Avenue Beach, where you can enjoy the most spectacular view of downtown Chicago's skyline. My wife and I love to walk past the Abraham Lincoln statue behind the Chicago History Museum, view the birds that call the Lincoln Park pond their home and visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, making sure to see the daily show at the seals' aquarium. On the way back, we always walk past the magnificent Ulysses S. Grant statue. The park is a popular gathering place for dog lovers. And there are plenty of benches for retirees like us to enjoy the scenery.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 27, 2024
  • hockeyaw19
    Marlborough, Massachusetts648 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fine green park in a city
    Walked this around 9am on a Thursday morning in Mid-may. The weather was excellent and the park was full of kids and teachers for what looked like a field day of sorts. Ball fields and playgrounds, water features, statues and other expected park things were abound. They have walking paths and maps to help you know where to go. It was certainly safe in the middle of the day, but this was the first and only park that I noticed visible homeless encampments.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written June 8, 2024
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KarineD7813
Paris, France38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Wonderful place. I never thought that Chicago would have so much nature, vegetation and wildlife. The people there have made a fantastic job restoring the nature with native plants, ponds, lakes and trees. I had a great time walking in the park and at the beach and I definitely want to see more. It also felt pretty safe for a single woman.
Written September 13, 2022
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Talk about convenience. My wife and I have lived across the street from Lincoln Park since we moved into Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood 40 years ago. Ever since, we have taken advantage of the opportunity of taking an almost daily stroll through the city's largest park in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the nation. Lincoln Park, which dates to pre-Civil War days, is bordered on the north by Diversey Parkway, on the west by the Chicago River, on the south by North Avenue and on the east by Lake Michigan. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. What took so long? For us, a walk through Lincoln Park begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue behind the Chicago History Museum, then through the La Salle Street tunnel past the Benjamin Franklin statue, along the promenade to the South Pond, the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Lincoln Park Conservatory. On the return trip, we stop at the massive Ulysses S. Grant statue that overlooks the South Pond and Lake Michigan, then cross the bridge to North Avenue Beach. We always stop for a breather and a time of reflection while viewing Chicago's magnificent skyline from the North Avenue breakwater. Then through the North Avenue tunnel and home. Sometimes we walk to the Division Avenue tunnel or to the Oak Street Beach exit. It's a view of Chicago at its finest. Other notable attractions to visit in Lincoln Park are the Alexander Hamilton statue, the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond, Oz Park and the historic Old Town neighborhood. Along the way, you'll find several dining options, including Alinea, Chicago's only 3-Michelin star restaurant, the first Potbelly Sandwich Works that opened in 1977 and Lettuce Entertain You's first restaurant, R.J. Grunt's, home of one of the first salad bars.
Written August 23, 2023
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We are very fortunate people. We live in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. For the last 40 years in the same building. With a view of Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan. Every day, weather permitting, we take walks through Lincoln Park. It covers 1,208 acres from North Avenue on the south to Ardmore Street on the north, near the terminus of Du Sable Lake Shore Drive, along Lake Michigan, on Chicago's North Side. It is the city's largest public park and is the second most visited city park in the United States, behind Central Park in New York City. It includes two museums, a zoo, parkland, recreational areas, a nature preserve, bird refuges, beaches, a golf course and harbors. In the spring and summer, it hosts one of the largest farmers' markets in the city, on Wednesday and Saturday. Most popular destinations are Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Preserve, Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond, Waveland Avenue Golf Course and North Avenue Beach, where you can enjoy the most spectacular view of downtown Chicago's skyline. My wife and I love to walk past the Abraham Lincoln statue behind the Chicago History Museum, view the birds that call the Lincoln Park pond their home and visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, making sure to see the daily show at the seals' aquarium. On the way back, we always walk past the magnificent Ulysses S. Grant statue. The park is a popular gathering place for dog lovers. And there are plenty of benches for retirees like us to enjoy the scenery.
Written May 27, 2024
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hockeyaw19
Marlborough, MA648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
Walked this around 9am on a Thursday morning in Mid-may. The weather was excellent and the park was full of kids and teachers for what looked like a field day of sorts. Ball fields and playgrounds, water features, statues and other expected park things were abound. They have walking paths and maps to help you know where to go. It was certainly safe in the middle of the day, but this was the first and only park that I noticed visible homeless encampments.
Written June 8, 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Lincoln park is situated just a short drive north from downtown area, by the lake. It's a huge space which features many walking and cycling paths, but the biggest attraction is its well maintained and free Zoo.
From many places in the park there are great views of northern Chicago skyline.
Written May 22, 2022
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Annaline
Park Ridge, IL7,185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
So many things are located in here (not mentioning great location by the Michigan Lake and a little bit north of the Chicago downtown).
There is a free Conservatory and free Zoo in here. And a lot of interesting monuments and statues.
Written March 20, 2020
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Stratton100
Miami, FL14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Bursting with nature in late summer. Rent a bike on Divvy (using your Lyft ap) to see even more. Wish I'd had time to visit the zoo or nature center, but it was lovely just to wander the trails.
Written September 11, 2021
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Bowmanator22
Charlotte, NC5,332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
Ran the loop before sunrise one day. Honestly I must admit that certain parts were too dark to fully take in the view, since I got there at 5:30am. But it was a wonderful run as the sun was coming up.
Written September 22, 2022
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Irina
United States13,381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Lincoln Park was established in the North Side of Chicago in 1860, and in 1865 the park was named to honor the assassinated US President Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln Park is the largest city park, that stretches for 7 mi (11 km) along the Lake Michigan and Lake Front Trail. The 490-hectare park is very attractive: it has a lot of trees and grass grounds, winding walkways, a zoo, ponds, fountains, statues and monuments, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago History Museum.

The park also has many facilities for recreational activities: playgrounds, various sports courts and fields, golf course, beaches and boating facilities. The park is very pet-friendly, and squirrels are very friendly towards the visitors! Street parking is available near the park, and also on the parking lot in front of the zoo.

We spent several hours -- mainly in the south area of the park -- walking around, admiring nature, looking at statues, and enjoying the picturesque views of the Chicago Skyline.

The artworks we saw in Lincoln Park are unforgettable: the sculptures of the world-renowned writers -- Schiller, Goethe, Shakespeare, Andersen, the monuments of the prominent US public figures and statesmen -- Franklin, Hamilton, Grant, Lincoln.

We visited Lincoln Park a week ago, and enjoyed it very much. I imagine, how beautiful Lincoln Park must be in summer!

Lincoln Park is one of the most visited public parks in the US: about 20 million people visit the park every year.
Written February 19, 2024
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johntavernier
Roseville, MI739 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
REal nice park clean very pretty park . place to play baseball, basketball an take kids to play on play ground.
Written October 24, 2019
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