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Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago A Free Zoo Right In The Heart Of The City!

Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago is a thriving place with active and healthy animals that are right in the midst of the city environment.

If you want to come to a zoo that has an excitement about itself then this place meets that requirement.

So if you like city life, this place sits right in the heart of Chicago. You can also see some of the skyscrapers from the zoo.

Lincoln Park Zoo (© iStockphoto.com/benkrut).

Some of the animals have compounds that are very close for viewing.

The wild kingdom here has been right in the midst of this city for years and attracts millions of people per year.

Nature Of Aggression (© iStockphoto.com/iculizard)

Just hearing the roar of the Big cats in theKovler Lion House will make the hairs on your body rise.

This place represents how majestic and powerful our animal kingdom is.

These animals command respect from each other and from you!

There is the McCormick Bear Habitat where you will see the bears.

It has trees, climbing structures and waterfalls! There is a 266,000-gallon pool, and you can see the bears swim underwater!

Kids enjoy seeing them as they come up to the glass and look intently with their dark eyes as they swim by.

These animals look so spectacular and at home in their environment!

Polar Bear (© iStockphoto.com/benkrut).They come right up to the under water pool glass and look you right in the eyes as they swim by.

The zoo is very active in conservation study and is looking for a way to keep these animals in their natural environment for a long long time!

You have the Regenstein Center for Africa Apes.

It has 29,000 square feet of roaming space, vines, a waterfall, and everything else that can make these animals happy!

They also work on and study ways to promote the conservation of apes.

Soul feeling = body position(© iStockphoto.com/AlexanderRybakov).

This city refuge is fascinating. There is the Kovler Sea Lion Pool.

This pool has an underwater area where you can see these excited and friendly seals do there thing in their water habitat.

This zoo is one of the many favorite attractions for Chicagoans and visitors.

There are mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and so many more exhibits that only coming here in person will do you justice and satisfy your curiosity.

The animals habitat brings a lot of action to this part of the city.

There is also a farm at the zoo and places that will take you back to the serenity of nature in the midst of the city.

What more can you ask for a zoo of this caliber as it’s free too!

When you come here you will see the pride that this zoo has in it’s animals and the Chicago community as a whole.

The way they take care of these animals right in the middle of Chicago is amazing.

The trip is well worth your time. Your kids will keep asking to come back year after year!

Zoo Carousel(© iStockphoto.com/ksandula).

Some of the attractions at this zoo include the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel.

This carousel has 48 artisan-crafted wooden animals and two chariots that can accommodate up to 50 riders.

There is also a colorful train that is called the LPZoo Express Train. Children love to ride around on this and pretend they are riding real animals!

Not only can you enjoy and learn from these animals but you can enjoy entertainment at the zoo.

Not only does Lincoln Park have animals, but you can plan events in the midst of the city! 

There is Jammin’ at the Zoo which are sponsored concerts in the zoo in the midst of the animals!

You have a four acre Antelope and Zebra area where zebras, camels, kangaroos, and other mammals roam!

The zoo is also lit up during the holiday season! It’s an animal wonderland and a fun place to visit in the winter!

There is a ZooLights presentation from Thanksgiving to New Years where thousands of lights, ice carvings, and Santa’s Safari is on display for winter zoo fun.

You can eat at Park Place Café and the Patio at Café Brauer where you can enjoy tasty food while spending your day or evening here.

There is also Café at Wild Things and Eadie Levy’s Landmark Café where you can enjoy Chicago hot dogs!

Safari Café has snacks and there is the Ice Cream Shoppe.

Zebra at Watering (© iStockphoto.com/vicnt).

Zoo Hours

April–May 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (gates open until 6 p.m.)

Memorial Day–Labor Day (May 29–September 6)

Weekdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (gates open until 6 p.m.)

Weekends 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (gates open until 7 p.m.)

September–October 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (gates open until 6 p.m.)

November–March 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (gates open until 5 p.m.)

Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago Location:

Off Lake Shore Drive at the Fullerton Parkway exit, just minutes north of downtown Chicago. From I-94, exit at either Fullerton Parkway or North Avenue and go east.