Lincoln Park Zoo is perfect for a family outing. Built in 1868, it is one of the oldest zoological gardens in the country. ... More
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo is perfect for a family outing. Built in 1868, it is one of the oldest zoological gardens in the country. The zoo management team comprises experts in wildlife conservation, community education and recreation. The zoo, which attracts more than three million visitors a year, is open all year-round and is the only free zoo in the nation.
We took our 7 year old granddaughter. An instructional exhibit was set up regarding antlers, horns and hoofs. The instructor gave out incorrect info. She said only male animals have horns. This is incorrect. We raise cattle and females also have horns.
The zoo was clean and shaddy. We felt sorry for the sea lion and polar bear. There was only 1 of each. African exhibit was very good. The lady drawing the characture's was great. We had two done.
We had heard the zoo was great and were very happy to find that it is a FREE zoo. It's really a pretty cool place. They have some nice exhibits like the African experience which is set up like a 'trip' to Africa, and the bird house lets you walk into an area where birds are flying around. Definitely worth the visit - it's a 15 min bus ride from downtown and it's great for the 'price'.
My kids love it! Maybe we were lucky but, even when it was a super hot day, most of the animals were visible. We had to go around and back for the Polar Bear but he came out and it was a great experience. Best of all it's free, you can get closer to the animals and there is not a shop every 5 feet like in Brookfield. You can bring your own food and get out whenever you want because there's not only one entrance. Even when some people hate the smoking ban I think is great for the kids and even for animals. I plan to go as many times as possible this spring and summer.
I live in the Chicago suburbs and usually go the the Lincoln Park Zoo once a year. After I've gotten off the train, I walk over to State Street and get the northbound #151 Sheridan bus that stops at the zoo entrance. The trip usually takes about 25 minutes.The route has a scenic view of Lake Michigan. Depending on my mood, I'll either check out the animals on exhibit or visit the conservatory first. The zoo is clean; there are park benches to watch the animals as well as the people, The Farm-In-The-Zoo is educational for all. One can bring a lunch for a picnic or buy the food there. It's just a nice place to get away for a day.
i loved the lincoln park zoo lights. it is very extravigent. i can see it everyday from my bedroom window. you have all done a gret job. i ear the wolves everytime an ambalance passes by, and the howling isa great sound coming from the wolves. i can see them during the day with my binoculars. i lov the wolves and the other animals . i'm an activist and trying to save the wolves in alaska, and in the northern territories. by the defenders of wildlife on the internet, writing letters to our senators. i do what and as much as i can to help animals every where in the world. wishing you all a happy holiday and a healthy new year. thank you so much for the zoo.ELLEN GROSSMAN I VISIT ALL THE TIME...
My wife and I took my 2.5 year old daughter and 6.5 year old son to LPZ on Sunday July 20. I don't know why but I was not expecting much (always using the St. Louis Zoo as a barometer). All of us loved the zoo, it was very clean and easy to navigate. My kids loved the paddle boat swans and the "Farm at the Zoo". The Cat house is awesome, the tigers were "talking" as my kids put it. The only exhibit that was not up to par was the penguin exhibit. I would put this zoo right up there with the St. Louis Zoo and Omaha Zoo. And it's free!!!!
With young kids in tow we headed off to the LP zoo and while the free admission was a plus, the kids became tired and agitated when we couldnt find the animals.We went exhibit to exhibit and most of the cages were empty! A positive about this zoo was that it was in walking distance to the beach so when we got tired of the zoo we headed to the beach.Overall I would reccommend this but dont have too high expectations. Perfect for a day in the city when you dont want to spend too much money for entertainment.
I always loved LPZoo as a child and as an adult! The greatest part of the zoo experience here would have to be the extrordinary care the keepers and all the zoo staff give to the animals . The animals look healthy and happy. Best of all this zoo keeps under privledged families in mind by not charging admission. I grew up in Chicago in the less than lower income bracket and going to LPZoo was always a magical ,wonderful experience for me and my siblings. Somehow every worry about the "real world" seems to melt away when you are among the animals. Thank you LPZoo for a lifetime of wonderful memories, and here's to wishing you all a safe and prosperous New Year and hopefully many more to come!
I loved Lincoln Park zoo for forty years, since I was a child, even though their parking became more and more impossible. Now that an unreasonable outdoor smoking ban has been enacted which, needlessly and senseless persecutes smokers, I will never return again.
Smokers, stay away and keep your wallets shut!.
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