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Lincoln Park


500-5700 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614, United States



+1 312-742-7726

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4.70 (20169 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Saturday: 6 am to 11 pm
  • Sunday: 6 am to 11 pm
  • Monday: 6 am to 11 pm
  • Tuesday: 6 am to 11 pm
  • Wednesday: 6 am to 11 pm
  • Thursday: 6 am to 11 pm
  • Friday: 6 am to 11 pm


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  • 4Bray A. 1 month ago
    Had a nice long afternoon walk through Lincoln Park. The Conservatory was a nice free area to walk through and also made for a good moment of being out from under the sun. They have a Zoo which is also free to walk through. I don’t think I got to see the whole park on my visit so I’ll definitely have to visit again.

  • 5Mechelle D. 2 months ago
    Beautiful Park! We loved the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the zoo. Both were free. Booking an appointment time is recommended for the conservatory. We had the first appointment of the day and almost had the place to ourselves. Following that, we walked to the nearby Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. It's worth the short walk. It was a short walk back to the zoo from there.

  • 4Alex A. 2 months ago
    Easy to find parking as there is plenty. The zoo is not the most equipment but they do keep it pretty clean for being free entry. There are all different kinds of animals and insects. Need about 2 hours to go though the whole thing. Plenty of places to sit down and rest and many restrooms on site. Do also do have a lot of snack options available.

  • 4Maryann M. 3 months ago
    The park and zoo are both free and really nice!! Some animals were missing , really wanted to see polar bear and giraffe. The Lions and Gorilla were fun to watch!

  • 5Michael J. M. 3 months ago
    Ben landscaping is beautiful places play volleyball softball even have a place to eat with ice cream and hot food in the beaches one short hop away had a great time can't wait to go back

  • 5Emer A. 4 months ago
    The Saturday Market has begun! Enjoy the delicious food, organic vegetables and fruits from our local farmers, Live music, beautiful flowers from Matt's Urban Garden and more! We love the food at the Mint Creek Farm.

  • 5B. 4 months ago
    Lincoln Park is a near 1200 acre park situated between Lake Michigan at Ohio Street Beach and the Lincoln Park neighbourhood. It is located on the former grounds of a city cemetery which was converted into a city park between the 1860-80s. What you will find here is a nicely developed urban park with plenty of open grassy space, small gardens, tree lined walking paths, interesting monuments along with a couple of watersheds, conservatory, the Lincoln Park Zoo as well as the Peggy Notebaert and Chicago History Museums. It is a great city park, one that you can spend the better part of a day enjoying during visits to Chicago.

  • 5Per S. 4 months ago
    Great place to birdwatch. I saw Caspian tern, green heron, merganser, and much more.

  • 5Sharneice G. 5 months ago
    Never a boring moment at Lincoln Park Zoo. It's a wonderful, family friendly, and FREE place to spend the weekend. And the new lion cubs are so spunky and cute! You won't regret coming here for a visit. 😺

  • 5Francisco F. 7 months ago
    It's a really nice place to enjoy with the family. Most of the staff is really friendly and it makes a pretty nice day at the park. We went in winter so there were really few people, although the landscape gets a little dull, but the indoor attractions, like the birds place, or the African journey were awesome, still. Adding to all of these, the fact that it's free, I would totally recommend visiting all year long.

  • 5Ximena M. 9 months ago
    Went for the winter light festival, loved it. So much care and effort put to decorate all the trees, walkways and gardens, you really feel surrounded by tiny lights that give this cozy feeling. Made me want to go back during daytime to enjoy the zoo exhibits.

  • 5char s. 1 year ago
    I really love this park. It is so beautiful anytime of day. I was really mesmerized by this fountain. According to some local historians it's been moved twice but it fits perfectly in with the landscape. There are also amazing bike paths all around this park so if you have time, rent a bike and just set out and see the city. One of the most underrated things to do in this city is ride a bike and you'll be perfectly safe if you do it near the park.

  • 5Ashok P. 1 year ago
    Lincoln Park is the biggest park of Chicago in affluent neighborhood. The Chicago River is on the West border of the park and the Michigan Lake is on the East border. It feels relaxing and refreshing walking through the grounds of Lincoln Park with a view of Chicago skyline. We visited in the pleasant morning during early May. Lincoln Park has many attractions like Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago History Museum, North Pond Nature Sanctuary and North Avenue Beach etc. Lincoln Park Zoo is free but unfortunately, we couldn’t visit due to time constraint. This area is also one of the leading entertainment and food hub with best restaurants in Chicago. Lincoln Park Conservatory showcases the exotic plants from all over the world. It is nice to gaze at sparkling blue waters of Lake Michigan from the sandy shores of North Avenue Beach. There are statues and public arts worth watching. Unfortunately, there were many mosquitoes or some kind of flying insects near the water in the early May when we visited this place.

  • 5Feryal A. 1 year ago
    An amazing park with a huge amount of green space, plenty benches and trails, and great city views. It also includes many statues, playing fields, playgrounds, a pond with a nature boardwalk, the free Lincoln Park Zoo, the free Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago History Museum, Nature Museum and two beaches. The park is well maintained and clean. A great experience overall and one can go back multiple times each time enjoying something different.

  • 5Kimberly R. 1 year ago
    Enjoyed the walk through the park. The Nature's boardwalk is beautiful and peaceful. You forget you're in a city. Farm and zoo are free to the public.

  • 5Shital S. 1 year ago
    There is parking on the other side of lake shore drive and you would need to cross the bridge to get to the beach. There is also a zoo on the other side near the parking lot. There are two restaurants that I could see on the beach, a convenience store, a few other stores, and restrooms. There are life guards that are on the water in boats.

  • 5B J. 1 year ago
    It's the Central Park of Chicago. Lots of great trails, fields, ponds, even a whole zoo LOL. There's art, sculptures, and history! Amazing skyline views from South pond too. It's spent many afternoons here just walking or biking around and wonderful. Wish this could be in every big city

  • 5MaryClare F. 1 year ago
    Fabulous park with tons is green space for walking, running, biking, playing with your dog, bringing the kids, checking out the zoo, or playing intramural sports. There are incredible views of the city skyline, ponds, flower gardens and plants to check out. Love this place

  • 4Ciara L. 1 year ago
    Nice open park with good trail and lots of things to do in close proximity including the free zoo. A great spot to check out

  • 5RW C. 1 year ago
    An incredible zoo, free to the public. Right next to the (also free) conservatory. Every time I have a great time, so much joy from the atmosphere and the animals. Good for all ages, but I am speaking as an adult who loves seeing animals. It is a must see in Chicago. I can't believe this oasis exists in my city.

  • 5Emily C. 1 year ago
    Probably my favorite place in Chicago, this park is awesome, there is lots to do, great place for a walk, taking photos or even visit some barnyard animals. Great place for visitors of all ages.

  • 5Samantha Bacchus M. 1 year ago
    Never leave Chicago without a visit to Lake shore drive. The sunrise over the lake is stunning. Everywhere you look is a photo op. It is serene, peaceful, and beautiful.

  • 5krishan pal singh R. 1 year ago
    Christmas time and the whole Park is full of light attractions. Best time to visit with your family and friends.

  • 5Jocy Hernandez (. 1 year ago
    Lincoln Park Zoo Lights was a nice experience. Very cute and nicely put together well enjoy it again next year.

  • 5Dan M. 1 year ago
    This is a great park located in Chicago. The park is very well kept and there are many places to picnic and just have lunch. The zoo is great also and if you ask they will tell you when they are feeding the different animals. Be sure to visit the conservatory and the boardwalk while you are here.

  • 5Lydia C. 1 year ago
    Zoo lights is a wonderful family event. Ticket prices are very inexpensive but watch out for the parking fee!!

  • 5Billy Q. 2 years ago
    Once again Chicago amazes me with its incredible outdoor space. Lincoln Park is a great way to spend an afternoon just walking around and taking in the sights

  • 5Ganesh N. 2 years ago
    Wear the right shoes and walk on the nature board walk. It is delightful. Or sit on a bench and get lost in thoughts.

  • 4Mario S. 2 years ago
    Park is beautiful, but in bad shape. Needs some landscaping all over. And the zoo is missing a lot of animals that apparently were there before

  • 5M. 2 years ago
    Beautiful park. Lots of dogs and happy faces. The boardwalks will lead you right over to the Zoo. Beautiful and relaxing.

  • 5Laura Kayler (Laura E. 2 years ago
    Beautiful day! Perfect weather mixed with beautiful sites! Love the zoo

  • 4Eduardo C. 2 years ago
    Always enjoy taking walks at the zoo. Under renovation can't wait to see the new areas that are being improved.

  • 5Warren H. 2 years ago
    Took a nice walk at sunset. This is a beautiful park with lots to see. Very safe vibe !

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  • 5Roberto S. 2 years ago
    Beautiful neighborhood and a great example of urban traditional community planning. While there's a great transit system in the city, you really don't need it in this neighborhood to get to attractions, features, and recreation. It doesn't hurt to have options, but if all you brought was a bike or your own two feet, you're within reach of all of these conveniences and luxuries.

  • 5Jose P. 2 years ago
    Best place to get away

  • 5L Patrick L. 2 years ago

  • 5wendy m. 2 years ago
    Doesn't get any better than this!

  • 4Colin L. 2 years ago
    Fun. Kinda wet though.

  • 5Jorge S. 2 years ago
    Always beautiful

  • 5Bao L. 2 years ago
    You never know how tall a giraffe really is until you see them in person huh

  • 5a f. 2 years ago
    Sonpretty, clean n safe

  • 5Nurlan D. 2 years ago
    Great cleaning!

  • 3Steven T. 2 years ago
    Beautiful open space just outside of downtown.

  • 3Betty H. 2 years ago
    A nice spot to chill in the grass or picnic.

  • 5#teamramher #. 2 years ago
    Nicely as it gets

  • 3Lucia J. 2 years ago
    A nice spot to chill in the grass or picnic with your family and friends.

  • 5Sharon G. 2 years ago
    I love it, I got to enjoy a morning there with my kids and was really pretty out there, you can enjoy for a good walk or ice skating on the rink. There is so much green area but the playgrounds are still closed for covid. There are public clean bathrooms and there is a lot of places to park (you have to paid for it or make an early reservations makes it more convenient)

  • 5Nokia N. 2 years ago
    By lake shore drive

  • 5Mike G. 2 years ago
    Great place

  • 5Anastasia M. 2 years ago
    My kids usually go to LPCC summer camp. They like it a lot! Great location, they spend a lot of time outdoors

  • 5Edilson Pereira F. 2 years ago
    Perfect place and view

  • 5Fernando T. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful (Original) Precioso

  • 5EDUCATION G. 2 years ago
    It is so nice nice and nice tourist place

  • 5Valli R. 2 years ago
    Such a bliss to walk/jog/bike around the lake seeing the sky line along.. peace and freshness guaranteed

  • 5Becky V. 2 years ago
    Zoo lights baby!! a festive fun snowy night with glittery lights twinkling under the newly falling snow was a brilliant show!

  • 3Khadiga G. 2 years ago
    It was okay , unfortunately when we go I haven't see more animals I don't know if this because of the cold wheather or not , but my kids having fun for stroling around

  • 5Jason K. 2 years ago

  • 5Kaliyah G. 2 years ago
    during covid and winter most of the animals are inside but it's still a fun time !

  • 5Sergio R. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) The penguin area is the best! (Original) El área de pingüinos es la mejor!

  • 5pedro n. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Excellent place to walk, if you go in winter try to be very warm. The wind from the lake is very cold but you have a great time (Original) Excelente lugar para pasear, si vas en invierno procura ir muy abrigado. El viento del lago es muy frío pero te la pasas muy bien

  • 5Todd F. 2 years ago
    Lincoln Park Zoo is a 35-acre zoo located in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 1868, one of the oldest zoos in North America. Free admission Lincoln Park Zoo is home to a wide variety of animals including big cats, polar bears, penguins, gorillas, reptiles, monkeys, and other species totaling about 1,100 animals from some 200 species.

  • 4Diego L. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Nice to share with family and friends. It is very cold in winter, it is advisable to go warm to this plan. (Original) Agradable para compartir con la familia y amigos. Hace mucho frio en invierno, aconsejable ir abrigado a este plan.

  • 5Karen M. 2 years ago
    Very nice!

  • 2Glenn S. 2 years ago
    Most exhibits are shut down. Not much to see and parking is outrageous!

  • 5Ramon G. 2 years ago
    Great time

  • 5Mohammed D. 2 years ago
    Great zoo and Park

  • 3William Z. 2 years ago
    We need to see the animals

  • 5Maureen R. 2 years ago
    This place will bring a smile to your face

  • 5Zack K. 2 years ago
    Pretty nice.

  • 4David L. 2 years ago
    Nice historical place

  • 2Anastasia T. 2 years ago
    During the winter all animals are in their shelters and there is nothing to see.

  • 5Arturo Cruz I. 2 years ago
    Great center

  • 5Jessica W. 2 years ago

  • 5edward r. 2 years ago
    Beautiful no one around.2am.

  • 5Missey S. 2 years ago
    Great display, great weather, great time.

  • 5Marco R. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Nice park (Original) Bonito parque

  • 5Dylan F. 2 years ago
    It's something nice to do outside and in the open air with the whole family. It's free and it's accessible right now with covid-19.

  • 4Kelly C. 2 years ago
    It was awesome

  • 5Martha T. 2 years ago
    It's great!!

  • 5Dawn G. 2 years ago
    Had a wonderful time walking around the zoo. My family and I enjoyed our visit.

  • 4Puneet J. 2 years ago
    zoo lights are pleasant sight to behold during these times. something uplifting ...

  • 5Albino A. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Ideal for running, reflecting, meeting (Original) Ideal para correr, reflexionar, conocerse

  • 5Sharod M. 2 years ago
    Beautiful place at night.

  • 1Raul GIovanni M. 2 years ago
    No restrooms!

  • 5Ebony P. 3 years ago
    It was nice to see everyone enjoying being outside again. The park was full of life from a man riding around in a Mario Cart themed cart with the song booming from his speakers to the boys waiting to get their hand on the ball. My 9yr old had little kids crying when it was time to leave. It made me wish we lived in the neighborhood because they all feel in love with her fun spirit immediately. We had a fun evening!

  • 5C. 3 years ago
    I had an incredible time riding my bicycle through Lincoln Park. It's been such a long time since I've had an opportunity to do something such as this. Lincoln Park has evolved into a beautiful setting and I truly appreciate what the city has done with preservation of the land as well as refurbishment of trees that were once meant to be chopped down. Chicago is a beautiful city! Lincoln Park epitomizes its beauty.

  • 5Todd B. 3 years ago
    All the parks in Chicago are one of the great assets of this, or any city. We are so fortunate to have access to such jewels as Lincoln Park, and all the little nooks, vistas, and spots, that lie waiting for people to explore and enjoy. Pastoral urban living, at its finest.

  • 4Cassie S. 3 years ago
    A nice spot to chill in the grass or picnic. There is a fair amount of trails throughout the park that you can run or walk on. The sidewalks are a 6/10 on upkeep, but it is the city so what can you do? There is a small swimming area, but you won't catch me hopping in. There are feild to play sports in, but the good ones are often reserved. There's good mexican food in the surrounding area and there is often a vender selling street corn, hot chips, and fruit.

  • 4Arnelle P. 3 years ago
    It's a very beautiful place. A place to see, 💡 think, relax, and ride the beautiful bike trail.

  • 5Sal A. 3 years ago
    I live by the park so it's my weekday running route. Nothing much to say except that I'm very lucky to have access to this spectacular getaway from the city in the city. Depending on the time of day, the popular spots can be busy and crowded. Early morning is a great time to be out here or just before/after some rain. There are so many trails to explore and the Lakefront Trail goes on for about 13+ miles.

  • 5M N. 4 years ago
    This zoo was a fun experience! Great array of animals to see and lots of indoor exhibits. We went on a Tuesday in August so there were a lot of summer camp groups, but it was not "crazy busy". Also best part of zoo is that you only pay for parking $25 for 2-3 hours which was plenty of time for us to go through the exhibits and see them.

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  • Children
    • Playground
    • Good for kids
    • Kid-friendly hikes
    • Good for kids birthday
  • Amenities
    • Slides
    • Swings
    • Dogs allowed
    • Picnic tables
    • Public toilet
  • Activities
    • Hiking
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • Wheelchair-accessible entrance

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