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“Free zoo!”
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 642 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
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Free zoo!”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Lots of animals on display, it's free (except to park), and close to the beach.

Visited June 2011
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Urban oasis”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Forget hustle and bustle, scorching parking lots, lines, and crowds, this Lincoln Park treasure is leafy, free, and fun. Meander among the animals as you stroll through the park.

Visited July 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,740 reviews
1,445 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,509 helpful votes
“Poor zoo”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

This zoo is very poor. The animals don't have great conditions and that it's sad. Maybe they should charge visitors.

Visited February 2012
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54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Its free”
Reviewed 22 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
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun place!”
Reviewed 22 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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