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Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

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Fullerton Avenue, between N. Cannon and N. Stockton, between North Cannon Drive and North Stockon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Oasis in the big city. Always different , great place for meditation. Quiet and verty interesting experience of nature. Lots of ducks, fish. And you can get to the back door of the Zoo from there.

Thank Agamaster
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Must see prairie style garden adjacent to zoo. This is a hidden gem as Alfred Caldwell was a student of Jens Jenson who designed the west side park system of Chicago. It is a relaxing space to spend time and enjoy.

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed May 21, 2018

So peaceful. Just wonder through on your way to or from the Zoo. If you have time just sit for awhile. Take in nature and the moment. So relaxing, so pretty.

Thank john b
Reviewed February 1, 2018

Some family came to visit us from out of town in August, and we took them to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Afterwards, we randomly stumbled upon this gem inside the park. The beautiful lily pond is tucked away in a quiet corner of the park...More

Thank pingaroo
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Maybe it is because we just came from the hyper-maintained conservatory, but we found this park to be overgrown with weeds and the like, a bit dangerous and deserted. It looked good from the gate, but once we ventured inside, we quickly became restless and...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Just a nice, quiet and beautiful spot in the city. Prairie style landscaping. They also offer tours of the gardens. I may not go out of my way as a tourist to visit, but as a resident, it's a nice way to spend some time.

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here after the Lincoln Park Zoo and on the way to the beach. It's a nice, quiet place away from crowds. There's not a lot to it, but if you need a quick breather this is a great place to grab one.

Thank Brian F
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Free, came here after visiting the Lincoln Park conservatory. Saw birds fishing out the pool. Good place to sit and ponder.

Thank gggg1234
Reviewed July 29, 2017

We enjoyed walking around the lily pool enjoying the quiet and solitude of nature in the city. There were docents that gave free tours - but we strolled on our own. Go slowly and look for turtles in the pool. We spent about 20 minutes...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed July 8, 2017

If you have a few hours to spare, do yourself a favour and spend at least 30 minutes here. We loved it on a weekday morning and pretty much had the space to ourselves. It is like a small oasis and truly beautiful. We heard...More

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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.
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what about handicap parking