We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lincoln Park Zoo

Features Animals
2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4757
+1 312-742-2000
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Chicago Lincoln Park Bike Adventure
More Info
and up
Chicago Explorer Pass
More Info
and up
Chicago Lakefront Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lincoln park” (323 reviews)
“big cats” (99 reviews)
“polar bears” (85 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
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
Write a Review
Reviews (4,709)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 4,063 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

A FREE zoo....yes i said FREE. A perfect day out with everything you need to enjoy all the animals which seem to be very well looked after.

Thank mutchw
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for their light festival. My friends and I really enjoyed. The cost is minimal, if anything? Might spend a few bucks on hot chocolate? But we'll worth it. Nice escape for very little money or effort.

Thank MadeInDubai
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
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.
Nearby Restaurants
Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder
749 reviews
.26 km away
R.J. Grunts
290 reviews
.16 km away
riccardo trattoria
222 reviews
.26 km away
The J. Parker
155 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lincoln Park Conservatory
573 reviews
.63 km away
Lincoln Park
677 reviews
.13 km away
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
50 reviews
.78 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jose V
4 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from NKR1013A | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. You could recheck.
15 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Gomez1000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You will walk a lot.