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Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago

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Founded in 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in America and is celebrated for its commitment to providing free admission. With over 1,000 animals representing over 200 species, it’s easy to see why the zoo is popular among Chicago visitors and natives alike. While it does have a strong family focus, the well-kept landscaping and prime location in the heart of Chicago make visiting this zoo a lovely daytime activity for anyone. The zoo also hosts cultural and educational events. By using our Chicago travel route planner, you can arrange your visit to Lincoln Park Zoo and other attractions in Chicago.
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  • What a wonderful surprise!! Not at all what I expected. The ape house is fantastic. The apes and chimps were out and about . The lion exhibit as well. Lovely nature path adjacent to the park. Just a.....  more
    What a wonderful surprise!! Not at all what I expected. The ape house is fantastic. The apes and chimps were out and about . The lion exhibit as well. Lovely nature path adjacent to the park. Just a.....  more »
  • Organized lines, decent prices, little to no parking, clean, easy directions, felt safe, good food choices, wide range of selection of merch 
    Organized lines, decent prices, little to no parking, clean, easy directions, felt safe, good food choices, wide range of selection of merch  more »
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  • The zoo is free and is in the nice Lincoln Park area. Great views nearby and it is at a relatively convenient location with respect to the main attractions downtown. It is a little over an hour of leisurely walk from the Millennium station. The zoo is not large so there are not many animals to been with. I was able to see some animals but a few were not available. I did not check out the farm, train, food options or the gift shop, so no comment on those.
  • Fantastic. Will go again. Clean. There are a lot of places to use facilities all around Zoo. Lot's of Great experiences. Can get very close to the animals. Free to get into (can leave a donation in a box, if you like) for all ages. A great way to spend a day (if not too warm!). Food & drink a wee bit more expensive, but you can bring your own, there are places to sit (with tables). 151 (as of 24/06/2022) bus stops right outside. Have Fun.

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