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Lincoln Park Zoo

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2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4757
+1 312-742-2000
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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4757
Lincoln Park
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A zoo inside a park.admission has always been free. Limited free parking. You have to watch street signs when parking in the neighborhood. Tickets and or towing is possible. I prefer Brookfield zoo over Lincoln Park. Too many empty exhibits. Nice children's zoo. Paddle boats...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not the best zoo I have been to, but the admission price was reasonable (free). On a nice day it is a good way to burn some calories or get in your steps. The gorilla/chimpanzee exhibit was the highlight for me.

Thank MATravelerBOS
Reviewed 4 days ago

Its FREE! and great to see polar bear, penguins and many more... nice place to visit as it is not overcrowded.

Thank blingong
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a nice zoo! We loved all the healthy active animals and got to spend some time here. The main restaurant has AC and lots of choices form Italian, to subs, to Mexican to grill. Food was fresh and tasty. You can even bring your...More

Thank Mandi L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This zoo's admission is free. The only thing you have to pay is parking. We had no problem seeing the animals which can be a problem at other zoos. Nice outing for the afternoon

Thank Patty B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with for the day with 2 active older adults...was a nice relaxing afternoon. The animals we saw looked well taken care of and the grounds were pleasant. We got turned around a few times while navigating our way through the Zoo and had to...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hello all cities around the world. Look at this. A zoo that is free for people to visit. A chance for education och recreation. I really like that the animals had a shelter where they could hide from the audience. The park is clean and...More

Thank Andreas M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Let me start by saying that there is no charge for admission. Aside from that, it was an underwhelming visit. The selection of animals was less than desired. The poor tiger looked practically distressed. One seal decided to make an appearance out of the water....More

Thank Tanisha T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the best zoos ever, and it's free! Right across from Lake Michigan , and great views of the city. The animals were out and about, it was clean, even the bathrooms. There snack bar buy the seals had an awesome chicken taco salad...More

Thank bugaboo918
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First time visit to this zoo. Really sad. Very small enclosures with animals just pacing back and forth. Was hard pressed to see any water in any of the enclosures. Chimps and gorillas had very nice large outdoor spaces, but for some reason, on the...More

Thank J L
Nearby
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.
...More
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Jose V
4 September 2017|
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Response from NKR1013A | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. You could recheck.
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tennisdir
15 August 2017|
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Response from Gomez1000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You will walk a lot.
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