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Hours:
Always Open

When to Go:
Always beautiful, no matter which season

Seasonal Information:
Different events are hosted per season, so check what's on when you visit

Quick Facts

  • Lincoln Park is free and fun for all the family
  • Has many great attractions such as the free Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Great for a gentle stroll or jog

Address:
2045 Lincoln Park W
Chicago, IL 60610
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User Average Review

Overall:
4.25
Location:
4.5
Information:
3.5
Fun Factor:
4

Based on 2 reviews

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Tour Review : Lincoln Park


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

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Overall:
4.35
Location:
5
Information:
4
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Lincoln Park - An urban refuge near Lake Michigan

Lincoln Park is a quiet little park that serves as a nice refuge from the hustle and bustle of Chicago, and was just what I was looking for on a sunny Fall afternoon. It was the tail end of foliage season, so the trees were colorful and the grass was green, but it wasn't too cold, either. There were about a dozen people walking around with dogs in the park, and there were plenty of benches to relax on with a book.

This entire area - the park combined with the attached nature boardwalk and the nearby Lincoln Park Zoo - can provide for a fun, relaxing and FREE afternoon in Chicago. This is what made Lincoln Park my favorite neighborhood of any I visited in Chicago; you're still in the city, but if you need to (and we all do at some point), you can get away from the urban area even for just a couple of hours.

I would highly recommend taking a walk on the nature boardwalk, which wraps around a pond behind the Peggy Notebaert Museum and is popular with runners. I walked on to the small "dock" area and just sort of watched the ducks splash around. There wasn't much going on, but the weather was beautiful and the scene was so serene that it was really enjoyable.

Lincoln Park is a really special area in Chicago, and I would highly recommend visiting some of the nature-inspired attractions that it has to offer for a cheap, relaxing afternoon.

Tour Review : Lincoln Park


Joey McCoy

Joined: August 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
3.65
Location:
4
Information:
3
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 9/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Lincoln Park Chicago - Beautiful Park right on the Lake

Lincoln Park is so beautiful! It’s very green, filled with trees and sits right on Lake Michigan so you get a beautiful view of the water up and down the park. I’m a big runner, so this is the perfect place to enjoy a healthy run on the lake. There are several excellent running paths that go through the park.

It’s very safe, just north of Downtown Chicago. There’s even a zoo in the park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and it’s free! Can’t miss the zoo, I believe it’s the largest free zoo in the country. The park itself is just great though. There’s playgrounds, tennis courts and it’s right near the Chicago beaches on Lake Michigan. There are also a bunch of great restaurants right next to Lincoln Park as well.

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Summary

Features: Lincoln Park Chicago is named for an actual park of the same name; this park stretches from Ardmore Avenue to North Avenue and includes The Lincoln Park Zoo, an outdoor theater, a rowing canal, the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum, ponds, ball parks, running paths, boat docks, tennis courts, a golf course, a driving range and a playground. The park sits along the lakefront on the neighborhood’s eastern border, and throughout the year people can be found running along the lakefront, picnicking on its beaches or simply sitting and gazing at the water. It is a lovely vantage point from which an observer can take in much of the lake, as well as the Chicago skyline.

This immense park was built over land that was once a smallpox hospital and a cemetery. Plans to reclaim the 120-acre swamp were begun in 1864. The park was originally named Lake Park, and was renamed Lincoln Park Il after President Lincoln was assassinated.

Lincoln Park Zoo is a particularly popular destination and one of the best Chicago Zoo in the city; it is part of the public park and therefore there is no admission fee. The zoo was officially opened in 1874 with the purchase of a bear cub for $10; more animals were added in the late 1880’s from the Barnum & Bailey Circus. The zoo receives millions of visitors each year who delight in the fact that there are spacious wildlife enclosures amidst the skyscrapers of Chicago. One famed aspect of the zoo is that those in nearby apartment buildings can hear the resident lions roaring on occasion. There is a special African Exhibit, a Children’s Zoo and a host of special-environment exhibits such as Tropical Rainforest and Savannah. Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the last zoos in the country to offer free admission.

Why We Go: This free and breathtaking park is great for a family day out or for a romantic stroll. Open all year and offering a new allure each season, Lincoln Park Il is a must see for any Chicago traveler.

  • Free: The Lincoln Park Chicago not only boasts miles or parkland but is free - making it a top Chicago activity
  • Great Attractions: The free admission Lincoln Park Zoo hosting over 1200 animals is located in the Lincoln Park Chicago.
  • Scenic: Enjoy stunning scenic sights at Lincoln Park Il such as at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool.

Inside Knowledge: Lincoln Park Chicago isn't your traditional park, it also plays host to an abundance of restaurants and shops.

Do's and Don'ts

  • Do Work Out: Maintain your fitness regime during your stay in Chicago by jogging and working out in the stunning setting of Lincoln Park Il.
  • DoStay all Day: With free attractions and a plethora of cafes and shops, you can stay all day at Lincoln Park Chicago.
  • Don't Forget Your Pooch: Dogs are welcome in most of Lincoln Park Il making it an ideal place to walk them. 
  • Don'tForget to Visit the Zoo:Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the last free entry zoos in America, so make sure you stop by.

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Tour Review : Lincoln Park


Joey McCoy

Joined: August 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
3.65
Location:
4
Information:
3
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 9/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Lincoln Park Chicago - Beautiful Park right on the Lake

Lincoln Park is so beautiful! It’s very green, filled with trees and sits right on Lake Michigan so you get a beautiful view of the water up and down the park. I’m a big runner, so this is the perfect place to enjoy a healthy run on the lake. There are several excellent running paths that go through the park.

It’s very safe, just north of Downtown Chicago. There’s even a zoo in the park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and it’s free! Can’t miss the zoo, I believe it’s the largest free zoo in the country. The park itself is just great though. There’s playgrounds, tennis courts and it’s right near the Chicago beaches on Lake Michigan. There are also a bunch of great restaurants right next to Lincoln Park as well.

Tour Review : Lincoln Park


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
4.35
Location:
5
Information:
4
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Lincoln Park - An urban refuge near Lake Michigan

Lincoln Park is a quiet little park that serves as a nice refuge from the hustle and bustle of Chicago, and was just what I was looking for on a sunny Fall afternoon. It was the tail end of foliage season, so the trees were colorful and the grass was green, but it wasn't too cold, either. There were about a dozen people walking around with dogs in the park, and there were plenty of benches to relax on with a book.

This entire area - the park combined with the attached nature boardwalk and the nearby Lincoln Park Zoo - can provide for a fun, relaxing and FREE afternoon in Chicago. This is what made Lincoln Park my favorite neighborhood of any I visited in Chicago; you're still in the city, but if you need to (and we all do at some point), you can get away from the urban area even for just a couple of hours.

I would highly recommend taking a walk on the nature boardwalk, which wraps around a pond behind the Peggy Notebaert Museum and is popular with runners. I walked on to the small "dock" area and just sort of watched the ducks splash around. There wasn't much going on, but the weather was beautiful and the scene was so serene that it was really enjoyable.

Lincoln Park is a really special area in Chicago, and I would highly recommend visiting some of the nature-inspired attractions that it has to offer for a cheap, relaxing afternoon.