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“Near the zoo, worth a walk over to visit”

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
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Walking Tour of Lincoln Park in Chicago
Ranked #130 of 635 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Illinois US
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186 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Near the zoo, worth a walk over to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

Located just North East of the Conservatory which is right by the Lincoln Park Zoo, this Lilly Pond is worth a visit. Small, it was designed by Alfred Caldwell to give a prairie look to a small Lilly pond. Niagra limestone lines the walk and once you stop and view the pond, depending upon where you are standing you may view it is a running brook or as a pond. Stunning small pergola like building in prairie style often mistaken as a work of Caldwells friend Frank Lloyd Wright. If a docent is near, take a very informative walk with them. This pond is on the migratory path of over 5000 song birds.

Visited May 2012
2 Thank Richard B
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Secret Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

The Alfred Caldwell Lilly Pond is a less visited part of Lincoln Park located next to the most visited part of the park the zoo. Unique landscape design with rock formations, dense trees, and native plants. You can forget that you're in a massive city. It's free and there's usually not many people people there. Take a stroll on the path winding around the pond or spend a few hours lounging on the rocks by the waterfall.

Visited September 2011
2 Thank Eric O
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