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“Nice zoo and free too!”
Review of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo
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US$42.50*
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US$75.00*
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Ranked #18 of 680 things to do in Chicago
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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
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is a nice zoo with plenty of animals to see. There is no entry fee either which is great for Chicago residents as well as visitors. Expect to spend a couple of hours. For us the best parts were the monkey house and the bird house but everyone will have their own favourites I'm sure. Get a 151 bus out of the city to Webster if you don't have a car.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

This zoo is a free attraction in Chicago and is wonderful! We had a great time there even if the weather didn't cooperate. It's a quick bus ride from the Magnificent Mile. Definitely check it out if you can!

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

What a fun zoo!!! There were many different types of animals that all looked healthy. The layout was a bit confusing but it was worth the discovery.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Great for families and little ones. Free but parking can be a problemm. Great walking path and nearby cafe.

Thank ontheroad13Chicago
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

This zoo is a mid-size place with plenty of exhibits to keep the family occupied for 2-4 hours. The best part is the price is free. The parking, however, is not free. It cost us $25 for 3 hours. But since you can go in and out for free, you can bring a picnic lunch and save money on food and drink. Or there are places to eat. I had to get my Chicago hot dog, so that's what I ordered. There aren't many free zoos left, so I think this was a good value. I particularly enjoyed the bird exhibit. There is much to see to draw the interest.

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