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“Great City Zoo” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo
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US$149.00*
and up
Chicago City Sights Helicopter Tour
Ranked #17 of 624 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
Faribault, MN
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great City Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

The zoo was great, parking is a hassle and it is easy to drive by and end up on I94 by mistake. But well worth the trip. Park in the Lincoln Park Conservatory lot, it's $13 but well worth it!

Visited February 2012
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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“SO BEAUTIFUL !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Honestly at first, I felt bad for the animals, but the people there take such good care of them, and they seem really happy !! Free , no hassle food and no prey !! haha It's a very beautiful and BIG zoo !! Be sure you have an entire day and lots of batteries for your camera !

Visited February 2012
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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great free zoo in the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

this is a great zoo in the middle of the city on the north side. Its a great attraction for kids and all others all times of the year. They have a lot of activities there not just for the kids, they have lot of volunteering opportunites at the zoo. They are next to the lily pond and its located in an amazing area. They have lights all around just after fall - called the lincoln park zoo lights around the holiday season (November)

check out: http://www.lpzoo.org/events/calendar/zoolights

All in all a great place to visit all round the year.

Visited November 2011
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Chicago
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“Best Free Zoo Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Chicagoland has 2 great zoos and Lincoln Park is one of them. The zoo is in the heart of Lake View right off the lake and is lovely to visit anytime of the year. I love to go in the spring and fall. My grand-daughter always tells me it is her favorite place to go so we go alot.

Visited February 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“The last free metropolitan zoo in America”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Chicago's well loved zoo is still free. It is a great place to see Chicago's plethora of types of families speaking many different languages. At Christmas time, Zoo Lights is always a fun visit.

Visited June 2011
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