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Lincoln Park

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“nature museum”(17 reviews)
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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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2045 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4707
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+1 312-742-7726
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Reviewed yesterday

I like to visit this park whenever I can spare some time and enjoy all facility it has. The last time, though I visited Lincoln Park during Chicago's annual Air& Water Show in August 2018

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandra_TheTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful park with several statues and small zoo with many interesting animals. It's worth to spend several hours just walking or relaxing in the park.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Places to walk, sit, run, visit animals, see plants both in the Conservancy and outside, an organic green market from April-October. Alfred Caldwell Lilly Pond... See something new every day!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gayle M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the best city zoo we have ever visited and it's free! We took several hours walking around the enclosures, listening to staff talk about their charges and watching feeding time. The restaurant is rather basic and expensive but, given this is a way for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PSlowly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best FREE entertainment opportunities in Chicago during the Holidays. The lights coordinated with music are festive and entertaining for all ages. This is a MUST to experience at least once.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Visiting the shops and quaint boutiques in Lincoln Park can be quite an adventure. So many exclusive and favorite places to discover. Love the local eateries (Summer House, Stella Barra, Cafe Ba Ba Reba).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tarsa W
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Another walking area that takes you to the shoreline. Relaxing green space away from the concrete of the city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marilynska
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We went here as part of a city tour. Just a quick restroom stop. Didn't stay long. It's great that it's all free. I think that every city should not charge at the zoo. Also, it's a great spot to take pictures of the Chicago...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Janet H
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We lucked in with perfect (although cold) weather when we visited. Its very well kept, free, a perfect place to take some great snaps and the green house/conservatory is really lovely.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VikingKangaroo
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Great park, free zoo! Got to see a Gorilla which I have never seen they were active and the zoo was great!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eric H
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August 14, 2016|
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Response from MakingMyOwnPath | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I did not use parking and didn't notice if there was parking or not. We used the transit bus from our hotel the hotel was downtown.
January 19, 2015|
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Response from casa1234 | Reviewed this property |
It is fairly easy to get from the Lincoln Park neighborhood to Soldier field. You can take the Red Line from the Fullerton Station or Armitage Station (depending on where you are in Lincoln Park) to the Roosevelt Station... More