Lincoln Park Zoo

One of the nation’s oldest, the quaint Lincoln Park Zoo is also situated in the beautiful, surrounding Lincoln Park. Meet Anna and Lee, the polar bears, check out the zany penguins and make sure that you take your children to the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo. Beyond having an amazing collection of animals for an inner-city zoo, it also has a formidable calendar, with events that range from Storytime with Mr. Singer to SuperZoo Picnic and Jammin’ at the Zoo (where you can hear the likes of Los Lobos play). A winner for children and parents of all ages.

Contact number: (312) 742-2000

Location: 2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

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