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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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2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4757
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very very well laid out zoo with great ape display with many silverbacks. Employees are very helpful. Close to the river. Can cover it all in 3 hours.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is again another fantastic facility for the City, and its FREE!!! Not many places left like this that are free, and none that I can think of in England. We thoughtly enjoyed the visit even though it was winter time it still had enough...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went when it was decently warm out on the way to Wrigley Field. This zoo was great for being free! We just walked around for an hour and a half and enjoyed looking at each of the animals quickly! It's a great zoo with...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The gorilla, chimps and orangutan exhibit is nice because they have room and you can see them close up, also like the sea lions the rest of the zoo needs help.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lincoln Park ZOO is one of the top places to go in Chicago. I recommend visit during summer months because in winter, some of the places are closed. Also, watch the opening hours.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not sure its because it was winter no animals were out and I got multiple videos of the monkey eating poop. So it was a huge disappointment.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with a couple of friends. The scenery is amazing! I took a lot of photographs for my portfolio and would highly recommend it. There are a lot of animals and landscapes to see.

Thank Richie A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit this zoo at least once a year. It is always fun to see the new additions (babies) and enjoy the animals. This is a small zoo and you could do it in one morning or afternoon. Even though it is free, it has...More

Thank 2017Queen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lincoln Park zoo is not a big zoo. It is small, charming zoo right near the lakefront in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago. There are plenty of animals to see in very well designed exhibits. The enjoyment comes from walking the rolling pathways whether...More

Thank Corine S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this zoo. I’ve been a number of times and will keep going back. The animals seems happy. Although in the winter the apes/monkeys seems a bit bored as they weren’t allowed outside. Lots of variety. Tigers. Polar bears. Giraffes. Monkeys. Apes. Birds. Snakes. Spiders....More

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Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
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free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
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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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Jennifer S
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Response from TexasDadWaco | Reviewed this property |
Prior to the holidays they gave a fantastic light display, animals in the evening not so much. March, I really don't know but I bet they have stuff listed on their website. If you are close by go. The park is very nice, the... More
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4 September 2017|
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I don't think so. You could recheck.
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