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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4757
Lincoln Park
+1 312-742-2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When they lit it up around Xmas is great and is crowded with people. Highly recommended for a night out with family and friend around them holidays

Thank Tannu S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lincoln Park Zoo is a free zoo north of downtown Chicago in Lincoln Park. It's a gorgeous zoo to walk through especially on a nice warm day. Many different animals are kept here at Lincoln Park Zoo and lots of educational facts are dispersed around...More

Thank snooks23
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice spot to walk around. The park staff is very friendly to answer your questions. Great structure. Very well taken care. And during Christmas time there was the lights that made it very magical! Worth the visit.

Thank Bruna D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed all of the exhibits at the Lincoln Park zoo. Wish there were more exhibits than grade but either way it was a fun day at the zoo.

Thank louxiao2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting Lincoln Park Zoo on a cold evening at Christmastime to take in the Zoo Lights. It seemed to be quite popular, so we were glad we had taken public transportation. You can stroll along and enjoy the lights, buy hot drinks and...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure how anyone wouldn't rate this zoo highly given the value (it's free), the location (it's in the middle of an urban neighborhood steps from the shore of Lake Michigan) and the content (lots of great animals). We try to step through this...More

Thank travelgames
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the family there during holidays for their evening zoo lights Exhibition. All the family, kids and adults loved it. Lincoln Park does a great job lighting the park up!!!

Thank Charlie A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no idea there was such a thing. I will never complain about an amazing free activity. We were visiting Chicago and our toddler needed a place to run around. This zoo is HUGE! There were renovations going on and it was a cold,...More

Thank Marci H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we went to Lincoln Park zoo we went at night to do the Zoo Lights. The lights are very well done.

Thank Coach_Jhackett14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited zoo lights over the Xmas period. It was free entry. The lights were lovely and well put together. It was so cold so the animals were inside which was a shame. Lovely evening and defo recommended for families

Thank LondonEmma2012
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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Jennifer S
19 January 2018|
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Response from TexasDadWaco | Reviewed this property |
Prior to the holidays they gave a fantastic light display, animals in the evening not so much. March, I really don't know but I bet they have stuff listed on their website. If you are close by go. The park is very nice, the... More
Jose V
4 September 2017|
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Response from NKR1013A | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. You could recheck.