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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4757
Lincoln Park
+1 312-742-2000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Haven't been there in many years. Nice to see the habitat and ventilation improvements. The City does a nice job, it's the best free zoo we've ever been to.

Thank Laurel F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a free zoo and has a lot to see. The gorillas were extremely entertaining in their outdoor exhibit. I had a Chicago hotdog from a cafe there that was delicious.

Thank Remmi08
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Honestly, I’m still shocked this attraction is free. Smaller zoos in the northeast are at least $10-15. We took a $10 Uber from downtown which seems better than the $26 parking in that area. For cost conscious people, I’m sure the subway would get you...More

Thank NJPost99
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On a very chilly October morning we took our children, ages 11, eight, and four to the zoo. We arrived before the zoo officially opened, but we were able to see all of the animals just as their days began. Our favorite was the aging...More

Thank kdkmdm
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a free zoo, and also they do researched with the animals. During my visit I saw a talk about the studies they're doing on the Japanese monkeys. More than that it's an attraction for kids.

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An excellent visit to see many different species of animals. A lot of them at very close range including the gorillas due to the cold temperature. They have birds, reptiles and mammals all very close together.

Thank Mick C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo has been in the heart of Chicago and a leading zoo for apes. This zoo is free to all and a great way to spend an afternoon.

1  Thank Lory M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm usually reluctant to go to zoos because they depress me. But this zoo pleasantly surprised me. The entire zoo is mostly outside and the animals seem to be very happy and even thriving. The reptile exhibit was also very well managed and had some...More

Thank Herbert S
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Detroit, Mi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely love this zoo! We went in November and it was quite chilly. But the zoo had plenty of places to get inside. The animals must have loved to cold as they were all out and about. Great zoo small kids!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Around for years, probably one of the oldest zoos in the U.S., the Lincoln Park Zoo is still free to everyone after all these years and a great place to spend time on an afternoon. Monkeys, polar bears & many other animals there for you...More

Thank lisajj007
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
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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Jose V
4 September 2017|
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Response from NKR1013A | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. You could recheck.
15 August 2017|
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Response from Gomez1000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You will walk a lot.