When we took the girls to Medieval Times a few weeks back, we decided to play tourist in Chicago that day since our show didn't start until late that evening. We ended up taking our bikes with us to save on taxi and parking fees. I do want to point out that they do offer bike rentals in the city for $7 per day. Had we known that ahead of time, we would have saved the headache of loading and unloading our bikes from the car. Anyhow, one of our first stops was the Lincoln Park Zoo.
We have been to this zoo many times before, and it never gets old. The thing we really like about the visit, is entrance is completely FREE! If you drive in and park, you will get charged about $20 for parking, but since we rode our bikes, we didn't pay anything for our visit.
The first stop for us is always my favorite- the gorilla house! The girls like to test their climbing abilities on the bamboo poles.
There's a striking comparison here, I'd say!
The rainforest section is really fun to go through. With mini waterfalls, lots of birds, and this awesome aquarium to gaze at.
Even though the zoo is free, it is certainly not lacking on animal exhibits. I honestly think this is one of the better zoos in terms of which animals they have on exhibit that we have ever been to.
Since we were short on time, we only stopped at our favorite exhibits that day, but I'd say plan on a good 2 hours to go through the entire zoo when you visit.
Lincoln Park Zoo is located at 2001 N. Clark Street, Chicago IL 60614.
What are some of your favorite exhibits at the zoo?