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Everything you need to know about visiting Lincoln Park (2001 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60614)
See some 1,200 animals—from apes to zebras to flamingos—at one of the last free zoos in the country. The 35-acre attraction connects visitors with animals from all over the world, and a variety of seasonal events and special programming keep locals coming back again and again.
All about the animals
Of course, the zoo's main attraction is its inhabitants. From mammals (beavers, lions, otters and bears) to birds (penguins, eagles and parrots) to reptiles (snakes, crocodiles and turtles), there's something for every animal lover at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Plus, there are always new additions, which means plenty of incredibly adorable baby animals every time you visit. It's easy to see hundreds of creatures in a single day, as the space's terrain is very walkable, even with little ones in tow.
The zoo also plays host to special events throughout the year, including outdoor yoga sessions, Summer Wine Fest, Craft Brews at the Zoo and kid-friendly sing alongs. Check the zoo's website for an updated roster of events happening during your visit.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago, IL
2001 N Clark St
between Lake Shore Dr and Fullerton Pkwy
Memorial Day–Labor Day, Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat, Sun 10am–6:30pm
Bus: 151, 156.
- Things to do
Dig into tacos, grilled cheese, doughnuts, pierogis and more at this annual feast in the Lincoln Park Zoo. Guests will enjoy access to dozens of Chicago's best food trucks as well as admission to the zoo, DJs and drinks available for purchase.Festivals Saturday May 11 2019
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Head to Lincoln Park Zoo for this after-hours tasting event, featuring beers, food pairings, live DJs and prime views of the venue's animal residents. This year, attendees can choose from two evening sessions, each offering more than 120 craft beers to...Festivals Friday June 14 2019 - Saturday June 15 2019