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“Free and well maintained”
Review of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo
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$40.00*
and up
Chicago Lincoln Park Bike Adventure
Ranked #18 of 638 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Established in 1868, this 35-acre, beautifully landscaped zoo is one of America's last free-admission zoos. The Great Ape House has one of the best assemblages of gorillas and chimpanzees in the world.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Bridgman, Michigan
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101 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Free and well maintained”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Free. This zoo is very nice for kids, good size and easy to navigate . Don't forget to visit the petting zoo.

Visited October 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very nice urban zoo”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

It is impressive to see such a huge zoo available for free in the middle of such a major city. The integration to the park, the buldings and the animals area are very beautiful.

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, MN
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great trip to the Zoo”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We had a blast at the zoo! It was a nice, quiet Friday morning visit that was wonderful. We would definitely go back! The bus we rode worked great - the 151 from Michigan Ave. worked well, and the stop was right next to the zoo.

Visited October 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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542 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
“Good if you are looking for a free attraction”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

The zoo was an easy walk from the Armitage train station. There were many cute restaurants and shops on the way. The zoo itself was small and not too exciting but they did not charge for admission. It's not unique to Chicago so I only recommend this if you are looking for something free.

Visited October 2012
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Ocala, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun activity for kids”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Kids loved the zoo. Lots of animals to see, some things were closed, but still had a great time. And it was free to get into, and parking was reasonable....

Visited November 2011
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