Sunday, July 24, 2016

Travel: The Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago


So, last weekend, the family and I made our way into our new city and acted like total tourists! Chicago has soooo much to offer for families, it's almost overwhelming. Somedays, I just want to do everything in one day, but then remember I live here and can come do all the fun stuff whenever. We decided to visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, which is a free zoo just north of downtown, right on Lake Michigan. It was a very hot and humid day, so I think it's funny that the clouds in the photos make it look cold...... so not the case.

We picked the most perfect day to go to the zoo because I swear we saw every animal with no problem. I don't think I've ever been to a zoo before where all the animals made an appearance. The zoo itself is really nice. It's the most urban zoo I've ever been to, in that right outside the gates is a city. But it was super clean and green, offering all my kid's favorite animals and attractions. And for free, no less. I know I'll be going back with the kids just to have picnics on the grass and to ride the little train. It might be one of our new favorite spots. And just a tip, if you ever have a chance to make it to the Lincoln Park Zoo, unless you are staying within walking distance or take public transportation, you will have to pay for parking, so keep that in mind. 

Have a wonderful Monday!! 



13 comments:

  1. I really wanted to go there last time we visited Chicago, but it was really, really cold and my husband didn't feel like being outdoors that long. haha! I've always heard good things about the zoo!

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  2. I so envious, the Zoo's on the other side of the world are so much cooler than the ones we have over here in the UK! You drive around the animals, and getting a good shot of the animals from so far away is a myth!

    I hope you and the little ones enjoyed it!!

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  3. I've been to Chicago so many times, but have never been to the zoo! I'll have to check it out next time.

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  4. I went to the Lincoln Park Zoo once. It was November and EXTREMELY cold! Most of the animals were inside.... I would like to go back when it's warmer so we can see some animals.

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  5. This looks like a great zoo, I've never been during my many trips to Chicago!

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  6. I can't believe I have never been to Chicago! If I go I will definitely hit up the zoo!

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  7. That's awesome! I love when the animals are actually out, and I love seeing posts from the midwest! I've never been to Chitown's zoo though!

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  8. I love visiting zoos wherever we visit. Your photos are beautiful - especially the one with the lion and lioness...awesome shot!

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  9. Love the photo of the giraffe sticking out its tongue! Zoos can be really fun

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  10. We are going back to Chicago in Sept! I loved Lincoln park, but we didn't visit the zoo. Now, I am thinking we may need to. : ) Love your photos!

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  11. I would love to take my nephew to this zoo one day, the lions as scary as good as they look

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  12. How fun! I have been to Chicago several times but have never made it to the zoo! Going to have to remember to do this next time I'm in town.

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  13. I love the Lincoln Park Zoo! My husband and I lived in Chicago for year and it was one of our favorite weekend dates - we went in January though and it was raining so most of the animals weren't outside. Still, it's lovely and quiet and free. Loved your photos of the lions! I blogged about the zoo too, but I wasn't able to get nearly as many animal shots.

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