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Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

Zoo · Lincoln Park
2001 N Clark St (btwn Fullerton Pkwy & LaSalle Dr), Chicago, IL 60614, United States
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
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    Alberto R.
    "Free zoo with lions, tigers, monkeys, gorillas, seals."(22 Tips)
    "everything from gorillas and lions to penguins"(17 Tips)
    venessa t.
    "Their holiday Zoo Lights display is a lot of fun!"(8 Tips)
    Terrass M.
    "It's free admission, and the Gorillas are the best exhibit"(12 Tips)
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  • Matthew T.

    One of the best free zoos out there. Tons of animals and beautiful grounds. Grab a beer from the cafe and walk around.

    Matthew Taub · 1 week ago
  • Zach R.

    Great place to spend an afternoon.

    Zach Rand · 1 week ago
  • Sam W.

    Awesome Zoo and it's open most of the time.

    Sam Waska · 1 week ago
  • Joshua C.

    Love this zoo. Love that it's "free". Factor in parking before you make the trip!

    Joshua Crutchfield · 2 weeks ago
  • Carlos L.

    Plenty to see, great scenery and pretty informative signs at the exhibits. Overall is a great experience.

    Carlos Llamacho · 2 weeks ago
  • Simon C.

    Great zoo, and entry is free!

    Simon Chan · 3 weeks ago
  • John H.

    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.

    John Hankus · March 27
  • vanessa b.

    A very fun place to see many animals and the exhibits and best of all its free admission!

    vanessa buenrostro · March 23
  • Brian I.

    Free to the public and closes at 7 pm get there early but easy to find at least

    Brian Ibarra · March 12
  • 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.

    David Koller · March 6
  • Lisa S.

    Lots of fun and love all the animals. Great for everyone

    Lisa Schorp · February 20
  • Fodor's Travel

    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

    Fodor's Travel · January 28
  • Adelaide J.

    zoo lights is fun and beautiful

    Adelaide Jenkins · January 15
  • Andrew C.

    I hate zoos but the holiday light show around the property is so freaking cool and fun to watch!!

    Andrew Casper · January 10
  • Chris H.

    Free admission

    Chris Haid · January 8
  • 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

    Alberto Rodríguez · January 7
  • Billy C.

    Free zoo and zoo lights

    Billy C · January 6
  • Melody L.

    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.

    Melody Legge · January 2
  • FJ B.

    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!

    FJ Bering · December 30, 2015
  • Laura R.

    Beautiful and I like that there was so many things to see plus it was free

    Laura Ramirez · December 17, 2015
  • Meghan S.

    Free admission, great exhibits.

    Meghan Smith · December 4, 2015
  • Tiffany

    So many random animals but defs worth a visit!

    Tiffany · November 19, 2015
  • Cristian L.

    It's an awesome walk through the park... specially since it's free!

    Cristian Löfvall · November 11, 2015
  • Kelly W.

    Free admission. Great place to bring your family, especially during the holidays since there are a lot of events going on.

    Kelly Wong · November 1, 2015
  • Jamel S.

    The new exhibit snow monkeys is pretty awesome.

    Jamel Stewart · October 23, 2015
  • Noah A.

    The zoo is free! Giraffes, rhinos, lions, penguins, and a great view of the city from the nature walk bridge!

    Noah Adams · October 17, 2015
  • Michael D.

    Entry is free for everyone, clean, easy to navigate, and a GREAT skyline view from the nature boardwalk. Easy access to CTA buses.

    Michael Dorsey · September 29, 2015
  • Vivian N.

    We definitely got what we paid for. We came in the middle of Sept at 2ish, and a lot of the animals were not out.

    Vivian Nguyen · September 21, 2015
  • Leila S.

    A free zoo!!!!!

    Leila Samii · September 20, 2015
  • Saif D.

    Free zoo. Enough said.

    Saif Dia · September 8, 2015
  • Matthew G.

    The sea lions

    Matthew Garchik · September 7, 2015
  • Andrea M.

    A lot of animals ❤️ and it is free !

    Andrea Martinez · August 24, 2015
  • Olga G.

    A must see. Always something new.

    Olga Gonzalez · August 22, 2015
  • Courtney S.

    Amazing free zoo! Make sure to visit the cute red pandas!

    Courtney Stoner · August 21, 2015
  • Fodor's Travel

    With free admission every day of the year, the Lincoln Park Zoo is a beloved Chicago institution. There’s a lot to see in the 35-acre park.

    Fodor's Travel · August 21, 2015
  • Dana P.

    Best free zoo in the country, and maybe even better than a lot of paid ones

    Dana Parker · August 2, 2015
  • Rachel W.

    Walk right in and meet some animals up close and personal. 🐯 (Layout is a little wonky - we went around in circles looking for giraffes.)

    Rachel Whinnery · July 30, 2015
  • Joe C.

    It's a zoo! In the middle of a park! In the middle of a city! And it's FREE. There are two mold-a-rama machines, one in the barn on the farm, the other in the small primate house.

    Joe Carpita · July 25, 2015
  • Lindsay L.

    a beautiful zoo, free for everyone.

    Lindsay Lehman · July 17, 2015
  • Matt K.

    free admission! also good food quality, and not insanely high prices, wide variety!

    Matt Koskinen · July 12, 2015
  • Terrass M.

    It's free admission, and the Gorillas are the best exhibit

    Terrass Misher · July 7, 2015
  • Zach F.

    Don't leave without 'gramming the Jeanne Gang pavilion.

    Zach Felsenstein · May 27, 2015
  • Leandro V.

    The house with the giraffe that simulates an African evironment is mandatory!

    Leandro Vicente · May 16, 2015
  • Matthew K.

    Best Zoo in Chicago!!!

    Matthew Kopf · May 9, 2015
  • Ruben S.

    This zooming vision machine does not work. Steals your .50.

    Ruben Sifuentes · May 7, 2015
  • Latham B.

    Lots of good displays and it's all free. I got to watch apes fight!

    Latham Brunson · April 8, 2015
  • Tigh D.

    Free and great exhibits

    Tigh De Gazon · March 16, 2015
  • Tigh D.

    Great FREE place to take the kids or yourself 365 days a year

    Tigh De Gazon · March 16, 2015
  • Bobby K.

    Free and beautiful. Stroll through it as part of a day at the lakefront.

    Bobby Kennedy · January 11, 2015
  • Renee P.

    The zoo is free. Come often for short visits.

    Renee Prisble · January 2, 2015

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