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“Not the best zoo I've seen - very limited” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo
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US$149.00*
and up
Chicago City Sights Helicopter Tour
Ranked #17 of 624 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 young children, Activities for older children
Israel
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not the best zoo I've seen - very limited”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

It was cold today, about 25, so most of the animals wouldn't come out.
The apes and monkeys exhibits are nice, and the polar bear was very cute.
The new attraction- red pandas are hardly visible as they are put behind a net and not glass.

I'd go just because it's free and a nice way to spend a few hours, but really - go to a nicer zoo...

Visited February 2012
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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“Free zoo!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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“Urban oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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“Poor zoo”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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“Its free”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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