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“Its free”
Review of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo
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US$40.00*
and up
Chicago Lincoln Park Bike Adventure
Ranked #18 of 638 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
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Its free”
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.

Visited February 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun place!”
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.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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380 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Brilliant Attraction and the perfect price!”
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.

Visited September 2011
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Faribault, MN
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great City Zoo”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

The zoo was great, parking is a hassle and it is easy to drive by and end up on I94 by mistake. But well worth the trip. Park in the Lincoln Park Conservatory lot, it's $13 but well worth it!

Visited February 2012
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“SO BEAUTIFUL !!”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Honestly at first, I felt bad for the animals, but the people there take such good care of them, and they seem really happy !! Free , no hassle food and no prey !! haha It's a very beautiful and BIG zoo !! Be sure you have an entire day and lots of batteries for your camera !

Visited February 2012
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