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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4757
Lincoln Park
2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4757
+1 312-742-2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed visiting Lincoln Park Zoo on a cold evening at Christmastime to take in the Zoo Lights. It seemed to be quite popular, so we were glad we had taken public transportation. You can stroll along and enjoy the lights, buy hot drinks and...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not sure how anyone wouldn't rate this zoo highly given the value (it's free), the location (it's in the middle of an urban neighborhood steps from the shore of Lake Michigan) and the content (lots of great animals). We try to step through this...More

Thank travelgames
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the family there during holidays for their evening zoo lights Exhibition. All the family, kids and adults loved it. Lincoln Park does a great job lighting the park up!!!

Thank Charlie A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had no idea there was such a thing. I will never complain about an amazing free activity. We were visiting Chicago and our toddler needed a place to run around. This zoo is HUGE! There were renovations going on and it was a cold,...More

Thank Marci H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When we went to Lincoln Park zoo we went at night to do the Zoo Lights. The lights are very well done.

Thank Coach_Jhackett14
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited zoo lights over the Xmas period. It was free entry. The lights were lovely and well put together. It was so cold so the animals were inside which was a shame. Lovely evening and defo recommended for families

Thank LondonEmma2012
Reviewed 6 days ago

While visiting a relative for the holidays we all went over to the Zoo Lights. So impressive and one of the most fun things we did in Chicago. They do an incredible job and there are lots of happy families and couples all around. The...More

Thank frmeri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went at night to see the light show during christmas. It is beautiful. Closes at 9pm. Lights everywhere. Animals sleeping but still cool. Fui durante la noche. Vi el espectaculos de luces durante navidad. Cierran a las 9pm. Los animales estaban durmiendo pero aun asi...More

Thank Adventureswholeworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow - blown away by the zoo lights during the Brew Lights event! We wereimpressed with the beer selections for Brew lights although they were mostly geared for the holidays but we would have enjoyed a lighter, clean, crisp beer. Regardless, the zoo lights were...More

Thank CzechMate2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting the city and didn't know about the lights until our Concierge recommended them. Was amazed that it was all free. What great fun! Great lights, music and entertainment (loved the ice carver). We looked at the exhibits in the reptile house but...More

Thank EllaBella47
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.