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“Open on Christmas Day”
Review of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo
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Ranked #17 of 649 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
Tumwater, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Open on Christmas Day”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Looked like a great free place to enjoy the good weather (unusual for Christmas), but most of the animals were inside that day.

Visited December 2011
Thank ChrisC6649
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“One of the few top zoos with NO admission charges”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the one of the few top zoos in the US. Surprisingly it has NO admission charges. Go there when you visit Chicago. It primate collection is among the best. Then go visit the conservatory next door and have dinner/lunch in Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Thank Logistiks
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Elmhurst, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Freea to all, and great apes”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

Great urban zoo. It is small enough to take really small tykes and see everything in a short period of time. Close to the lake, so you can usually catch a breeze even on a hot summer day.

Thank Sue R
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287 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Low key but well designed”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Winter during Christams time at the Lincoln Park zoo features a drive through lighted wonderland of animal designs in wire and highly colored light bulbs.
This zoo is very accessible and although not too large, has some very well designed displays for a good range of animals. Lions are very well exhibited and often give their roar of approval. Great place for kids and families to spend an afternoon. Seem to have a good volunteer team that helps with the public and services. All displays are well marked and placards yeild plenty of information on each animal. Rhino's to seals, this is a great facility all year round.

Visited December 2011
Thank MRbluegill
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Sleepy Hollow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Size Doesn't Matter!”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

This zoo is smaller than Brookfield Zoo...but the animals are just as amazing. Spend time in the gorilla exhibit...spend time watching the sea lions! A great way to spend the day! Don't forget to visit the Farm in the Zoo!

Thank sheilsm
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