This is a part of Lashaunta Moore's written series 'Fun For Less in Chicago: Memories Without Financial Stress.' Most places are free to enter; the rest will be low-cost. Everyone deserves to have fun.
Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With its breathtaking downtown attractions and food that satisfies all of your hungry needs, there's no other place like it. You don't always have to spend a lot of money to have a good time; in some areas, you won't have to spend a dime unless you choose to.
Lincoln Park Zoo is one place where you can enjoy a lovely day out and make memories for free.
When was the last time you, your family, and friends visited the zoo? Lincoln Park Zoo has many different exhibits to explore and animals to see. According to their website, the zoo is home to almost 200 unique animals from all over the world, from endangered eastern black rhinoceroses to almost extinct Jamaican iguanas.
They also have gorgeous plants and gardens home to native birds, frogs, fishes, turtles, etc. Their latest arrival includes an Egyptian fruit bat!
It's free to enter, but they do have dine-in establishments you can pay for if you'd like to eat after exploring. There are a lot of food options to choose from for under $20! There are daily activities and seal training and feeding. Tickets for the Lionel Train Adventure, one of the zoo's famous attractions, are $4 for one person, or if you have a group of ten, it's $36. They also have 2-hour tours from the Big & Furry tour to Weird & Wonderful.
Make memories without putting a dent in your pocket.
All about Lincoln Park Zoo:
Location: 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Hours: Sunday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm (hours may differ on holidays)