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Review of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo
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US$40.00*
and up
Chicago Lincoln Park Bike Adventure
Ranked #17 of 627 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
Chicago, IL
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“YES!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

The ape house is the best place. I could sit and watch the primates all day.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“not many animals”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

even though all the animals weren't out but it was still pretty cool to see all of the animals that were actually out.

Visited January 2012
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“a park off the lake in the city, with animals of all sorts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

this is the greatest draw for a quick day in the zoo with little kids or a great date. You can survey a large number of the animals quickly and get a good variety, the park is in a great location, and the ape house is fantastic. great as a regular monthly/weekly trip for the little ones as it is not too big to see a lot of animals without walking too much to tire out the little ones.

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eau claire, wisconsin
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“free fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Even in Feb. we found plenty to enjoy at the Zoo. Just know the displays are somewhat limited at that time of year. The crowds are smaller and the animals seemed very active. Also talk to the volunteers to find out when animals are being fed to get a better experience. Easy bus trip out to the zoo from the downtown core. Would probably have rated this 5/5 in the summer. Also be sure to check out the conservatory. Really beautiful, as well as warm in the cold winter months

Visited February 2012
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Tumwater, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Open on Christmas Day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Looked like a great free place to enjoy the good weather (unusual for Christmas), but most of the animals were inside that day.

Visited December 2011
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