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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
2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4757
Lincoln Park
+1 312-742-2000
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Reviewed yesterday

We budgeted 3 hours to spend here, and that was just about perfect. The zoo is free, and the gates open at 7am, and so you can enter whenever you want and walk around - but the animals are not let out of their inside...More

Thank 907blaked
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The setting here is beautiful and there are just enough animals to see to make it worth a stop while visiting Chicago. If my children were with me they would have loved the extras that were around during our visit for Fall Fest (bounce houses,...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The zoo is free and fun to walk around and get lost. There are a lot of different exhibits and you can learn some cool stuff about the animals. My favorite is the polar bears and the seals. Recommend for an afternoon.

Thank AFM4fq
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's free so can't really complain. Good for families and children. You get a lovely view of the city from here.

Thank Kitty8704
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to go on a romantic date in the winter,then take your date here . The lincoln park zoo can be a romantic place when all the area where the habitat's are decorated in christmas lights and they play jazz for animals. You...More

Thank lawanda106
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved seeing some animals and it offered amazing views of the city. Because it was free things like food, beverages, photos, etc. were a bit pricey but definately worth a visit.

Thank travelergirl96
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow, a free zoo. A lot of nice animals and if with children some wonderful rides. Te zoo is free, the rides are not

Thank h44c
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not huge but it's got some good exhibits and there are enough that most kids will probably have their fill by the time they've seen lo of them. And it's awesome that it's free. Also next door to the Conservatorium, which I might not bother...More

Thank Wilson601
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went here probably way back but never got to write a review on this. I love this zoo. It had a lot of animals to see and it was also free. The baby hippo stood out to me the most because it was super...More

Thank Sandy V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for the first timewith a friend and our three kids in August and my family will definitely go back next summer. It cost 25 bucks to park but admission is free to get into the zoo. We packed a picnic and went back...More

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