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Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park, Chicago
253 Tips and reviews
  • gorilla
  • polar bear
  • zoos
  • free admission
  • nature boardwalk
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  • Kevin Z.
    Brewfest was awesome!!!
  • Susa D.
    Susa D2 weeks ago
    Santa Clause will come to the zoo! Just saw them putting up his corner :-)
  • Susa D.
    Susa D2 weeks ago
    In winter, all cafes are closed but one. The exhibits are very nice, it's wonderful to have a walk through this zoo and escape the city for a while. Be sure to bring a camera!
  • David H.
    David HowlandOctober 31
    Awesome zoo, with a great ape gorilla exhibit. And it's free! Better than some paid zoos that I've been to.
  • Danny P.
    Danny PayneOctober 15
    Very impressed with the location and how much they had to offer for a free zoo in a downtown large city.
  • MJ C.
    MJ CaoOctober 6
    Free zoo!! What else can you ask for. It's pretty quiet on a weekday.
  • Petra B.
    Petra BaylinSeptember 10
    Honestly, this zoo is SO AMAZING, it shouldn't even be free! The exibits are state of the art, and the animals are well taken care of and ADORABLE!
  • Micah P.
    Micah PfeifferSeptember 1
    Walk around, look at the animals, and make sure to leave the brats at home.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KimAugust 14
    Check out the mane event. 🦁
  • Wrigley F.
    The place gets cranking by 10am, but nice to wander through early and beat the rush-some animals out like this zebra by 9ish.
  • Don B.
    Don BAugust 10
    One of Chicago's free treasures.
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  • Joanne R.
    Great zoo but can't stop thinking of these poor can they be treated well and accordingly to their needs if the zoo is free??
  • Brian C.
    Big cats, 🐧, gibons, seals
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinJuly 10
    Been here 5+ times
    Truly incredible that this is a free zoo. Consider making a contribution to keep this special. They do a lot of research and renovations to keep the integrity of the zoo. Great place to visit.
  • Michael F.
    ParkWhiz is good for helping you find cheap parking nearby :)
  • Debbie W.
    Love the Polar Bears. The best event is the Zoo Lights event; even better than Brookfield Zoo event.
  • Travis H.
    Travis HJune 24
    Perfect for families exploring Chicago on a budget.
  • Donna J.
    It's a free zoo, what's not to like!
  • Shafiq S.
    The Nature BoardWalk at the Lincoln Park Zoo has been re-done for several years now and each fall its beautiful new landscape explodes in fall color. Read more
  • Matt M.
    Awesome little zoo. Amazing that it's free.
  • Attila K.
    neat zoo + nice park + free!!!
  • Debra J.
    Amazing that this zoo is open to the public and has so many animals. A great place to spend time with children.
  • Natalie V.
    Free zoo! Not as many animals as Brookfield but great for an afternoon walk
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TaubApril 28
    One of the best free zoos out there. Tons of animals and beautiful grounds. Grab a beer from the cafe and walk around.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandApril 22
    Great place to spend an afternoon.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WaskaApril 22
    Awesome Zoo and it's open most of the time.
  • Joshua C.
    Love this zoo. Love that it's "free". Factor in parking before you make the trip!
  • Carlos L.
    Plenty to see, great scenery and pretty informative signs at the exhibits. Overall is a great experience.
  • Simon C.
    Simon ChanApril 15
    Great zoo, and entry is free!
  • John H.
    John HankusMarch 27
    Free zoo but paying for parking is required. Lots of stuff to do here on a nice day. Decent petting zoo on the children's farm as well.
  • vanessa b.
    A very fun place to see many animals and the exhibits and best of all its free admission!
  • Brian I.
    Brian IbarraMarch 12
    Free to the public and closes at 7 pm get there early but easy to find at least
  • David K.
    I love this zoo. It's free, in the middle of the city, constantly being improved, and a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SchorpFebruary 20
    Lots of fun and love all the animals. Great for everyone
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28
    At this urban enclave near Lake Michigan, you can face off with lions, watch about two dozen gorillas and chimpanzees, and see animals both slithery (pythons) and strange (sloths). Read more
  • Adelaide J.
    zoo lights is fun and beautiful
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CasperJanuary 10
    I hate zoos but the holiday light show around the property is so freaking cool and fun to watch!!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HaidJanuary 8
    Free admission
  • Alberto R.
    Nothing not to like here. Free zoo with lions, tigers, monkeys, gorillas, seals. Great place for a walk. I was there in winter when they have a light show. Now there is a skating rink too. $5 to skat
  • Billy C.
    Billy CJanuary 6
    Been here 5+ times
    Free zoo and zoo lights
  • Melody L.
    Melody LeggeJanuary 2
    Winter time Zoo Lights is fun. Great zoo. Free. Good location to do other things. Check out the nature Broadwalk right there and cafe Brauer for food and neat view of the city skyline.
  • FJ B.
    FJ BeringDecember 30, 2015
    The lion and tiger were chuffing at each other in the Cat House. It was very cool to hear. The tiger was cool, but the lion wanted a fight!
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamirezDecember 17, 2015
    Beautiful and I like that there was so many things to see plus it was free
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyNovember 19, 2015
    So many random animals but defs worth a visit!
  • Cristian L.
    Cristian LöfvallNovember 11, 2015
    It's an awesome walk through the park... specially since it's free!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongNovember 1, 2015
    Free admission. Great place to bring your family, especially during the holidays since there are a lot of events going on.
  • Jamel S.
    Jamel StewartOctober 23, 2015
    The new exhibit snow monkeys is pretty awesome.
  • Noah A.
    Noah AdamsOctober 17, 2015
    The zoo is free! Giraffes, rhinos, lions, penguins, and a great view of the city from the nature walk bridge!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DorseySeptember 29, 2015
    Entry is free for everyone, clean, easy to navigate, and a GREAT skyline view from the nature boardwalk. Easy access to CTA buses.
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