Lincoln Park Zoo is an absolutely fabulous zoo which visitors will enjoy when visiting Chicago. The zoo will gives one a nice break from all the buildings in downtown Chicago.
The zoo is located only a few minutes north from the city but it offers visitors a real change of scenery. Lincoln Park Zoo is located off Lake Shore Drive at the Fullerton Parkway exit. From 1-94, exit at either Fullerton Parkway or North Avenue, then go east till you hit the zoo. If you are getting there by bus CTA routes 151 and 156 go to the zoo. Parking costs $17 for the first three hours and $19 for more than three hours.
One of the reasons Lincoln Park Zoo is so special is because visitors can get pretty close to the animals, so close in fact that you feel like you can almost touch them. Admission to the zoo is free and there is so much to see and do there for everyone. There are also plenty of restaurants to choose from at the zoo. When you arrive at the zoo you should ask for a daily schedule so you can see what is going on and what you want to see. There are all different things going on throughout the day such as: feeding the cows, meeting the animals, learning about spiders, training sessions about animal care and seal feeding to name a few. There is also a train-ride for kids around the zoo and a wonderful carousel with hand-crafted animals going round and round.
The above-mentioned events are free but there are other events going on all the time at the zoo that you need to register for and that do cost money such as “Breakfast with the Apes” which is a unique opportunity to really get to know these animals up close in a way that you would never be able to see them normally and learn all about their various behaviors that you will witness.
You can definitely spend a wonderful day at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago and you may even need longer. Don’t forget to buy a souvenir from the “Wild Things” Gift Shop!