Lincoln Park Zoo

(312) 742-2000

2200 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL | Directions   60614

41.925725 -87.633613

Open Hours

Daily 10am-5pm

 
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Neighborhoods: North Side, Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo

From The Owners of Lincoln Park Zoo

Kid-friendly and free, this zoo is one of Chicago's favorite family attractions.

Reviews for Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo
Recommends

How many cities have an enormous free zoo with a surrounding park, nature conservatory and lakefront access. This is what makes Chicago beautiful.

Lincoln Park Zoo
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Most people think "animals" when they think of the Lincoln Park Zoo, but they've just spent millions of dollars turning the South Pond of Lincoln Park into a beautiful green space, walking trail and nature sanctuary.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

What a great FREE attraction! – 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 lions love to put on a show roaring and attracting a huge crowd... quite amazing to experience!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

FREE! FREE! FREE! – 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 orangatung house is great, especially if you are lucky enough to go often, as they have had many births over the past few years and its fun to watch the progress of the young ones. The only drawback is the parking situations and the hordes of school children.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Cool experience – 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 variety of animals.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great!!" – 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 that.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A good summer day – 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.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

good? free. bad? where are the animals and why are the cages so small – 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 was literally pacing angrily back and forth in its 20 foot wide cage. i hope it only spends a couple hours in there a day...it's truly sad to see these beautiful animals living like that.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Kid-friendly and free, this zoo is one of Chicago's favorite family attractions. – Facts
This 35-acre animal attraction in Lincoln Park makes the A-list of family activities--not only because it's entertaining, but also because it's free. Open year-round, the zoo is bordered on the south by Cafe Brauer, where families can eat drippy ice cream cones and take paddleboat spins around South Pond, and on the north by the popular Lincoln Park Conservatory and the serene greenery of North Pond.

Features
The zoo's collection began in 1868 with the gift of two swans from New York's Central Park; today patrons can observe playful Siberian tiger cubs, swimming polar bears, great apes, elephants, zebras, giraffes, camels, penguins, tropical birds and much more. Pay attractions on the premises include the Endangered Species Carousel, a 4-D virtual safari, the LPZOO Express and a safari audio tour, plus restaurants (some seasonal) and gift shops.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

STROLLING – 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.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Lions, Tigers & Bears – Lincoln Park is very nice, and convenient for my grandchildren. Friendly staff.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

great bargain – 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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