Lincoln Park Zoo

★★★★★
Kid-friendly and free, this zoo is one of Chicago's favorite family attractions.
  • 2001 N Clark St

    Chicago, IL 60614

    Map & Directions
  • 312-742-2000

About Lincoln Park Zoo

Hours
Daily 9am-5pm

Sports & Recreation

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This is one of my favorites spots to visit in Chicago! Why would anyone living here not take advantage of this free zoo? The animals are all adorable and its always clean. And unlike some other zoos, these animals are always around! The

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This is one of my favorites spots to visit in Chicago! Why would anyone living here not take advantage of this free zoo? The animals are all adorable and its always clean. And unlike some other zoos, these animals are always around! The

Pros: Great mix of animals, clean, FREE

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This zoo is amazing because you can literally be standing there staring at the animals and have the unique experience of seeing the Chicago skyline behind them. It's small, but you can definitely spend a few hours wandering around. The

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This zoo is amazing because you can literally be standing there staring at the animals and have the unique experience of seeing the Chicago skyline behind them. It's small, but you can definitely spend a few hours wandering around. The

Pros: free admission, easy to get to

Cons: parking is difficult

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This zoo had many exotic animals. It was very benefical for me in particular, because i got to see my favorite animal, which is a Lion. Everytime I take my kids they want to go back the next week, because they are taken back by the

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This zoo had many exotic animals. It was very benefical for me in particular, because i got to see my favorite animal, which is a Lion. Everytime I take my kids they want to go back the next week, because they are taken back by the

Pros: Great place to take your kids

Cons: Not enough parking

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One of the best place to be in Chicago. It's clean, friendly, and safe oh and yes it's free! Can't ask for a better time. Animals have access to both indoor cages, private room, and outdoor leaving areas. Seems some people didn't realize

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One of the best place to be in Chicago. It's clean, friendly, and safe oh and yes it's free! Can't ask for a better time. Animals have access to both indoor cages, private room, and outdoor leaving areas. Seems some people didn't realize

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If you are looking to achieve exercise while being highly entertained stroll through the LP Zoo. There are a plethora of types of animals to view. Not to mention this is a great atmosphere if you have kids.

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If you are looking to achieve exercise while being highly entertained stroll through the LP Zoo. There are a plethora of types of animals to view. Not to mention this is a great atmosphere if you have kids.

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we had a great time at the zoo...and i must admit it's nice to not have to actually pay for admission. but you wonder if they could charge people $5 or $10 they could actually make a decent living space for the animals. the poor leopard

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we had a great time at the zoo...and i must admit it's nice to not have to actually pay for admission. but you wonder if they could charge people $5 or $10 they could actually make a decent living space for the animals. the poor leopard

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This is a wonderful way to spend from one hour
to a whole day. Which can be repeated and you
will still find it enjoyable as the first time.

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This is a wonderful way to spend from one hour
to a whole day. Which can be repeated and you
will still find it enjoyable as the first time.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good Parking, Not Crowded

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Lincoln Park is very nice, and convenient for my grandchildren. Friendly staff.

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Lincoln Park is very nice, and convenient for my grandchildren. Friendly staff.

Pros: convenient, comfortable, inexpensive

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Great environment, clean, friendly! Being free is a bonus. Nice place to take any member of the family or friends. Good for all ages.

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Great environment, clean, friendly! Being free is a bonus. Nice place to take any member of the family or friends. Good for all ages.

Pros: inexpensive

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It was a nice outing for a hot summer day.

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It was a nice outing for a hot summer day.

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The park was great, then they decided to make to many up grades. Which has left the zoo half empty. The zoo should be back to great look in the summer of 2003.

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The park was great, then they decided to make to many up grades. Which has left the zoo half empty. The zoo should be back to great look in the summer of 2003.

Pros: free, safe location, easy to get to

Cons: not alot of parking, half empty cages, to small in size

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It's a nice zoo, but it's always insanely crowded everytime I go there. It's not fun if you're having to constantly deal with upset kids, even your upset kid, cuz of the crowds.

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It's a nice zoo, but it's always insanely crowded everytime I go there. It's not fun if you're having to constantly deal with upset kids, even your upset kid, cuz of the crowds.

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This zoo thoroughly surprised me. The exhibits are beautiful and the diversity is amazing.

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This zoo thoroughly surprised me. The exhibits are beautiful and the diversity is amazing.

Pros: Inexpensive

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What could be a better value than free?! It's a beautiful park setting to walk through AND you get to stop along the way and view the animals. I had a lot of fun. Can't wait to bring my boyfriend along and try the swan-shaped paddle

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★★★★★

What could be a better value than free?! It's a beautiful park setting to walk through AND you get to stop along the way and view the animals. I had a lot of fun. Can't wait to bring my boyfriend along and try the swan-shaped paddle

Pros: Free, Beautiful

Cons: Crowded

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this zoo is so nice and it is free. I would rather drive to lincoln park then broodfield. Clean also.

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this zoo is so nice and it is free. I would rather drive to lincoln park then broodfield. Clean also.

Pros: free, clean, good parking

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I cannot believe people have anything positive to say about this "attraction." There is NO ROOM for any animals to live in their cages. I think that zoos are a great learning center for people. However, the conditions that these animals

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I cannot believe people have anything positive to say about this "attraction." There is NO ROOM for any animals to live in their cages. I think that zoos are a great learning center for people. However, the conditions that these animals

Cons: Small Cages

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This is the best bargain around. When you complain about being taxed here and there, just remember the great free stuff in Chicago -- and Lincoln Park Zoo is at the top of that list. The best time to drop by is after work. I try to pick up

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This is the best bargain around. When you complain about being taxed here and there, just remember the great free stuff in Chicago -- and Lincoln Park Zoo is at the top of that list. The best time to drop by is after work. I try to pick up

Pros: It's just, plain free

Cons: Parking is tough, Crowds on weekends

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I enjoy this beautiful zoo all year round. I've come to this zoo since I was very little. My favorite areas are the seals, the primate house, the childrens zoo, and the lion house.
You can never get bored here.

3
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I enjoy this beautiful zoo all year round. I've come to this zoo since I was very little. My favorite areas are the seals, the primate house, the childrens zoo, and the lion house.
You can never get bored here.

Pros: Free

Cons: meter parking, pay to park

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It's so nice to have this green space in the middle of the city--and to have a free attraction like this spacious zoo is an added bonus. Great urban escape.

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It's so nice to have this green space in the middle of the city--and to have a free attraction like this spacious zoo is an added bonus. Great urban escape.

Pros: Urban escape

Cons: Weekend crowds, Limited parking

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you'll be surprised at the number of exotic species in this place, smack dab in the middle of lincoln park, between the lake and the city. great place to stroll on a sunny weekday (weekends are crazy packed), and it's just great that

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you'll be surprised at the number of exotic species in this place, smack dab in the middle of lincoln park, between the lake and the city. great place to stroll on a sunny weekday (weekends are crazy packed), and it's just great that

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