Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Home to the Lincoln Park Zoo, this popular park is also located in a neighborhood called Lincoln Park.
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Irina
United States11,118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Lincoln Park was established in the North Side of Chicago in 1860, and in 1865 the park was named to honor the assassinated US President Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln Park is the largest city park, that stretches for 7 mi (11 km) along the Lake Michigan and Lake Front Trail. The 490-hectare park is very attractive: it has a lot of trees and grass grounds, winding walkways, a zoo, ponds, fountains, statues and monuments, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago History Museum.

The park also has many facilities for recreational activities: playgrounds, various sports courts and fields, golf course, beaches and boating facilities. The park is very pet-friendly, and squirrels are very friendly towards the visitors! Street parking is available near the park, and also on the parking lot in front of the zoo.

We spent several hours -- mainly in the south area of the park -- walking around, admiring nature, looking at statues, and enjoying the picturesque views of the Chicago Skyline.

The artworks we saw in Lincoln Park are unforgettable: the sculptures of the world-renowned writers -- Schiller, Goethe, Shakespeare, Andersen, the monuments of the prominent US public figures and statesmen -- Franklin, Hamilton, Grant, Lincoln.

We visited Lincoln Park a week ago, and enjoyed it very much. I imagine, how beautiful Lincoln Park must be in summer!

Lincoln Park is one of the most visited public parks in the US: about 20 million people visit the park every year.
Written February 19, 2024
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Adventurin!!
Chicago, IL39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Beautiful place, free zoo, several activities ranging from a small golf course to small museums to a lively beach
Written September 29, 2023
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Talk about convenience. My wife and I have lived across the street from Lincoln Park since we moved into Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood 40 years ago. Ever since, we have taken advantage of the opportunity of taking an almost daily stroll through the city's largest park in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the nation. Lincoln Park, which dates to pre-Civil War days, is bordered on the north by Diversey Parkway, on the west by the Chicago River, on the south by North Avenue and on the east by Lake Michigan. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. What took so long? For us, a walk through Lincoln Park begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue behind the Chicago History Museum, then through the La Salle Street tunnel past the Benjamin Franklin statue, along the promenade to the South Pond, the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Lincoln Park Conservatory. On the return trip, we stop at the massive Ulysses S. Grant statue that overlooks the South Pond and Lake Michigan, then cross the bridge to North Avenue Beach. We always stop for a breather and a time of reflection while viewing Chicago's magnificent skyline from the North Avenue breakwater. Then through the North Avenue tunnel and home. Sometimes we walk to the Division Avenue tunnel or to the Oak Street Beach exit. It's a view of Chicago at its finest. Other notable attractions to visit in Lincoln Park are the Alexander Hamilton statue, the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond, Oz Park and the historic Old Town neighborhood. Along the way, you'll find several dining options, including Alinea, Chicago's only 3-Michelin star restaurant, the first Potbelly Sandwich Works that opened in 1977 and Lettuce Entertain You's first restaurant, R.J. Grunt's, home of one of the first salad bars.
Written August 23, 2023
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kathyhubbs
Burlington, NJ6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Amazing zoo! Beautiful landscaping and lots of animals to see. Admission is free and you can bring your own food and drinks or purchase.
Written August 22, 2023
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plgarlepied
New Orleans, LA1,558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We played a round of putt putt here today for $16 for 2 ppl & can play an extra round for $3pp. About a 10 min walk from hotel Versey. Bathrooms & food kiosks with plenty of seating & plenty of shade. next to the driving range. Go in the same building where you buy balls for the driving range to pay & get your putters,etc
Written August 17, 2023
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Sarah C
Ashtead, UK1,290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The views back to the City from Lincoln park are always breathtaking and this visit was no exception, just awesome to bask in all that architecture. The Park itself is lovely to wander through
Written August 7, 2023
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China160,032 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Lincoln Park is a near 1200 acre park situated between Lake Michigan at Ohio Street Beach and the Lincoln Park neighbourhood. It is located on the former grounds of a city cemetery which was converted into a city park between the 1860-80s.

What you will find here is a nicely developed urban park with plenty of open grassy space, small gardens, tree lined walking paths, interesting monuments along with a couple of watersheds, conservatory, the Lincoln Park Zoo as well as the Peggy Notebaert and Chicago History Museums. It is a great city park, one that you can spend the better part of a day enjoying during visits to Chicago.
Written May 18, 2023
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Teresa G
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The animals are well cared for and there are a good variety to look at.
Bring your own snacks and drinks otherwise it can be very expensive, but makes a great day out otherwise.
Written April 16, 2023
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Bowmanator22
Charlotte, NC5,046 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Ran the loop before sunrise one day. Honestly I must admit that certain parts were too dark to fully take in the view, since I got there at 5:30am. But it was a wonderful run as the sun was coming up.
Written September 22, 2022
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Dan Theman
New York105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Con: The only real gripe I have with this park is that its right along route 41. During rush hour or holidays, etc, the traffic can be a bit much and takes away from the tranquility of this wonderful park for me.

Pros:

-Massive park, right along Lake Michigan
-Excellent for walking, biking, running,
-Can take you further south or north of Chicago
-Great (and free) zoo, among other great attractions
-Beautiful beach, perfect for hot Chicago summers
-Well maintained and cleaner than a lot of other city parks
-Awesome for people watching

If you love city parks, and you're in Chicago, this is a must go. Best park in Chicago and one of my favorite city parks in the country.
Written September 19, 2022
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