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Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park

44 reviews
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Ranked #27 in Chicago things to do
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600 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611-3016, United States
(312) 744-2400
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Frederick Law Olmstead, the same mind that brought us Central Park in New York, designed this little corner of Chicago. Within it, you’ll find the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Chicago History Museum, the ... Read more
Lincoln Park conservatory, and opportunities for activities ranging from rowing to running. Around the park are plenty of cafés and restaurants, along with hotels and shops.

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Local from Chicago

Dry nice family friendly environment. It's FREE year round. A lot of new attractions.

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Besides the Zoo Lincoln Park stretches for miles along the lake front. With world class beaches, wonderful open spaces and wooded bird sanctuaries. Great fun to check out the harbors in the summer and the natural ice sculptures that can occur in the winter. It is one of Chicago's greatest assets. Just a mil from the Ginkgo Leaf it should not be missed.

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Local from Chicago

Lovely nature oasis in the Chicago metropolis. Host to the free zoo, conservatory as well as nature museum, and the most romantic restaurant in chicago, North Pond. A must explore.

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Crystal Lake

Love this zoo. Been there many times and it never fails to fascinate with its great assortment of animals. Going again this weekend.

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Across the Street from Hotel Lincoln is the Saturday and Wednesday Farmer's Markets from Spring to Fall. Enjoy!

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New York City

Lincoln Park is the Central Park of Chicago. Large, beautiful with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

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Kiawah Island

An amazing park with running and biking trails. The Lincoln Park Zoo is terrific. The beaches on the lakefront are on the east side of Lincoln Park. Many great monuments, botanical garden is nice, and wonderful Notebaert Nature Museum.

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Melbourne

Lincoln Park is Chicago's largest park, and probably one of the largest parks in the world. The Park consists of miles of beaches, harbors, a world class zoo, and playing fields for baseball, soccer, volleyball, and other sports endeavors.

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Brooklyn

Gorgeous park with great views of the city, lake, and a lovely zoo. The park also features frequent special events. A nice place for a run or stroll that connects Lincoln Park to the Gold Coast / Michigan Avenue.

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Menlo Park

Frederick Law Olmstead, the man behind Central Park in New York, designed this green space in Chicago. Within it, you’ll find the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Chicago History Museum, the Lincoln Park conservatory, and opportunities for activities ranging from rowing to running. A great place to enjoy a warm summer day.

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Perfect place for a jaunt on a warm day ideally paired with a trip to Lincoln Park Zoo or Green City Market.

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Los Angeles

One of my favorite neighborhoods in Chicago!! It reminds a lot of Larchmont neighborhood in Los Angeles where it is chic and cute but quiet enough that not everyone is invading it.

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Belmont

What a beautiful park in Chicago along the lake! Lots of great bike/running trails, fields and on the north end, there's also a free zoo! I loved staying in the neighborhood and going on a morning bike ride starting from here to Navy Pier and back.

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San Jose

Great scenery right near Lake Michigan. Perfect for walking, running, and biking. We took bikes from our hotel and rode through the park and along the waterfront.

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San Jose

The park is not bad but what is in the park is awesome! I feel like Lincoln Park is the perfect answer to NYC's Central Park in the city of Chicago because it's very vibrant in the summer, and there are lots of things to do in the park. Most of all, it's all free!

The park is well maintained by the city and there are many areas outside of the Conservatory and the Zoo where biking, picnicing, jogging and just a nice stroll is possible. The lily ponds are a fantastic attraction and it's nice to throw down some picnic blankets and sit near the pond on a nice summer day.

The park is also close to many eateries and coffee joints so refreshments are aplenty.

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Elkins

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I've been there many times, and have had a blast each time. A word of advise to anyone new to Chicago, you need to make sure to put a visit to both zoos on your agenda.

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Local from Chicago

Lincoln Park is great for a few reasons. But for me personally, I like it because it's in a beautiful neighborhood and it's FREE. Ok, so parking isn't always free. But the zoo within the park is, and the gardens, bike paths, playgrounds, etc, are. A farmer's market is held every Saturday, 8-12. Stroll along the pond and see the ducks, or have a picnic on the lush grass. The Lincoln Park Conservetory is also located here (free!) and Peggy Notebart Nature Museum (small admission fee) with its cool butterfly garden. The Chicago History Museum is at the southern end of Lincoln Park, at North Ave. and Clark St. Lovely little shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance, and many festivals are held in the park during the summer.

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Local from Chicago

Great spot for a morning run.

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My rental is located in the great Lincoln Park neighborhood.

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Local from Chicago

The park is beautiful in the spring and summer. A must for a bike ride!

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