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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

This is a wonderful FREE Zoo. An easy walk around the place. We were there when they had their Christmas decorations up. All the lights we enjoyable for the family. We will try it in the Summer when some of the other attractions are open;...More

Thank JohnnyBoy J
Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter and I were here during the day and also in the evening.The zoo was so well maintained and the animals were very well kept.We had some lovely mulled wine to heat us up .Very festive with the light display in the evening.It was...More

Thank reat
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the zoo for the lights display and it was enjoyable. It was a very large display with plenty to see for around 1.5-2 hours. The indoor animal exhibits were definitely a plus to get out of the cold for a bit. Cookies...More

Thank AvidTraveler133
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an awesome asset to Chicago. A free zoo not too far from downtown, that's pretty awesome. It's a much different experience during the evening for zoo lights, which is also free. The traffic getting there is worth it. The crowds are massive but...More

Thank Dree411
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have gone to the Zoo before and it is always great. First night of Zoo lights was it was packed. We had a great time looking at the animals and then the lights. Only drawback was they closed all the exits/entrances that except the...More

Thank ChrisGriff2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

Get a hot drink and stroll through the park this time of year. Can see the animals snoozing at night and enjoy the layout and beautiful lights.

Thank HenLi
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a little bit colder when I went but they had a good mix of indoor and outdoor animal buildings so I would suggest it for any type of weather. I was surprised to see that most of the animals had Large habitats, considering...More

Thank Tandra B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the zoo lights event on a Friday night. Parking is a challenge and expensive if you can actually find a spot on pay parking lots. A good activity for all ages. Plan ahead and allow ample time for congestion.

Thank tackie1
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will have to fight traffic and lots of people but it well worth the effort. We had never done the Holiday Lights Show before and enjoyed getting here on the Trolley Tour (no driving, no parking!). I would love to come back and spend...More

Thank Mickie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem near the lakeshore in Chicago. Free to everyone, great family place, open year round. Some of the animals are not out for the winter, but the park area of the zoo is still a wonderful place to meander or take a...More

Thank ma_golfman
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.