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.
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!.
Illinois Smokers Rights
My Husband and I went to visit the zoo where are parents would take us as kids. When we went to see the exhibition of the pinguins that was a very sad moment because some of the pinguins look like there are ready to die and also the polar bears did not look heathly at all. The lions looked a little on the thin side and there was only three sea lions. The exhibition of the sea lion in the bottom is has a leak in which eventually its going to get worse. the giraffe have a very small indoor exhibition and the hippo was not the same hippo that they had before they renovated of the zoo back in the end 2002. I was looking forward to seen the elephants but guess what there is no more elephants in Lincoln Park Zoo since the renovation. The reptiles exhition is not the same there is not enough snakes like before. In our opinion this zoo is only good for little kids no older than 10 years old because the animals don't look heathly or good taken care off.
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.
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'.
This zoo was wonderful for the children, now they have the children zoo section open. The polar bears are the animals to see! The zoo keepers leave notes by the descriptions of the animals which are helpful. What more could you ask for... and it's free! If you can't find street parking the zoos parking is $12 flat fee (wonderful).
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.
amazing, a zoo smack dab in the middle of a city. who'd thunk it???? don't have to travel very far and the animals are happy to see you. fun for the whole family, make a day of it and then go have lunch at one the many places near by.
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