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“Urban oasis”
Review of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo
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Ranked #18 of 671 things to do in Chicago
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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
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Forget hustle and bustle, scorching parking lots, lines, and crowds, this Lincoln Park treasure is leafy, free, and fun. Meander among the animals as you stroll through the park.

Thank JRB1501
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

This zoo is very poor. The animals don't have great conditions and that it's sad. Maybe they should charge visitors.

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Reviewed 21 February 2012

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon. It is clean and well maintained. Make sure you visit the Botanical Center which is right next door and is also free to visit.

Thank Jwudgy
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Love hanging out here....especially liked watching the ice sculptor do his magic! The zoo lights event was quite nice too...during and after the Christmas Holidays.

Thank aestho-nomics
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Considering this attraction is free you may think you won't get the full zoo experience...you'd be wrong. The animals were amazing, they had the full spectrum and it flows well to walk around. Here is a tip though, if you park in the street you can save quite a bit of money from parking in the Zoo car park...and it's only a 5-10 minute walk.

1  Thank MrsBaum
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