Lincoln Park
Lincoln 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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TravelingBum52
United States2,390 contributions
Couples
This is a nice and well maintained park. Has beautiful grounds. There’s a small parking lot that charges $21 for up to 3 hrs and it’s only a block away from the Zoo entrance. The Zoo is free but they take donations
Written August 23, 2022
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,833 contributions
My wife and I have lived in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood since 1983, a half-block south of North Avenue, which is the southern terminus of Lincoln Park. We are retirees so we take daily walks through Lincoln Park and Lincoln Park Zoo and North Avenue Beach. It is a thoroughly relaxing and refreshing and exhilarating experience, especially the view of Chicago's magnificent skyline. Lincoln Park is to Chicago what Central Park is to New York City, one of the most affluent and most expensive neighborhoods in the city and home to many of its popular tourist attractions. Bounded by Diversey Parkway to the North, the Chicago River to the West, North Avenue to the South and Lake Michigan to the East, it is Chicago's largest park. It is home to Lincoln Park High School, Francis W. Parker School and DePaul University and five architecturally significant churches, including St. Michael's Church, one of few survivors of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. It also is home to many upscale national retailers, boutiques, bookstores, restaurants, bars, clubs and coffee shops. Tourist attractions? Lincoln Park boasts the world renowned Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago History Museum, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond, North Pond Nature Sanctuary, North Avenue Beach and prominent statues of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton. While the average single-family house is priced around $1 million, many homes in the area sell for more than $10 million. In 2007, Forbes magazine named the area between Armitage, Willow, Burling and Orchard as the most expensive block in Chicago. Lincoln Park also is home to Chicago's only three Michelin star restaurant, Alinea; the nationally known Lettuce Entertain You empire's first restaurant, R.J. Grunt's, also home to one of the nation's first salad bars; the first Potbelly Sandwich Works restaurant; and The Wieners Circle, one of the city's leading hot dog and Polish sausage venues. Lincoln Park offers something of everything for everyone.
Written July 10, 2022
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KarineD7813
Paris, France35 contributions
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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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,596 contributions
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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Bowmanator22
Charlotte, NC5,010 contributions
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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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Stratton100
Miami, FL16 contributions
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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Annaline
Park Ridge, IL7,031 contributions
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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johntavernier
Roseville, MI798 contributions
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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julie j
Banbury, UK22 contributions
Couples
We spent a lovely afternoon in Lincoln park, plenty of wildlife to be seen.Relaxed with a beer at the park cafe and enjoyed people watching. A very picturesque park.
Written September 25, 2014
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WorldTravelers34
Chicago, IL2,415 contributions
Couples
My wife and I have been to Lincoln Park many times as we have relatives who live here. Lincoln Park is one of Chicago’s best-known neighborhoods. It lies only 2.5 miles from the central business district, and among Chicagoans is considered a coveted place to live. With the large number of students and young professionals living in the area, Lincoln Park has an active nightlife. With more bars, restaurants and boutiques per capita than the rest of the city, this neighborhood is often considered the heart of Chicago’s north side. The Lincoln Park Zoo is located in Lincoln Park as well.
Written July 27, 2014
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