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The Top 5 Things To See And Do In Lincoln Park
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The Top 5 Things To See And Do In Lincoln Park

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Lincoln Park is one of Chicago’s most cultured and beautiful neighborhoods. Bordering Lake Michigan, local residents and visitors from all over come year round to experience its charm and beauty. There is never a dull moment around this neighborhood. There is something for everyone to enjoy, whether exploring alone or with friends and family.
City Skyline View from North Ave. Beach|©Julian Boed/Flickr
City Skyline View from North Ave. Beach | ©Julian Boed/Flickr
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Lincoln Park

The park stretches along the coast of Lake Michigan and has spectacular views of the city. This is a great place for visitors, whether they want to sunbathe at the beach or have a picnic on the grass by the lakefront. There is a trail along the coast for those who want to go for a run. Visitors will definitely enjoy the skyline and the sailboats floating in the blue water.

Lincoln Park, 500-5700 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, USA +1 312 742 7726

Giraffe at the Lincoln Park Zoo|©Valerie Everett/Flickr
Giraffe at the Lincoln Park Zoo | ©Valerie Everett/Flickr
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Lincoln Park Zoo and Nature Boardwalk Pavilion

Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the few free venues. This is a place everyone will enjoy, not just children! Apart from the lions and tigers and other zoo inhabitants, the nature boardwalk is a great place to take in the surroundings and appreciate Mother Earth. The boardwalk features a beautiful pavilion, which is a work of art that makes for some great photos!

Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL, USA +1 312 742 2000

Lincoln Park Conservatory|© JohnPickenPhoto/Flickr
Lincoln Park Conservatory | © JohnPickenPhoto/Flickr
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Lincoln Park Conservatory

This Victorian-era glass house is full of flowers and all things colorful. There are plant species from all around the globe for visitors to appreciate. There are four rooms: The Fern Room; The Orchid Room; The Palm House; and The Display House, which is used for seasonal exhibits. The green and enchanted atmosphere is definitely welcome during the cold winter months.

Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 North Stockton Drive, Chicago, IL, USA +1 312 742 7736

Chicago’s First Railroad Locomotive|© Jeremy Artherton/WikiCommons
Chicago’s First Railroad Locomotive | © Jeremy Artherton/WikiCommons
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Chicago History Museum

Great for history buffs or the just plain curious, the Chicago History Museum does not disappoint. Visitors will learn about Chicago’s fascinating history and culture through over 22 million artifacts and documents, ranging from archives and manuscripts to decorative and industrial art. Besides the permanent collection, there are new exhibits featured throughout the year.

Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, USA +1 312 642 4600

St. Clement Church, Rose Window|© Victorgrigas/WikiCommons
St. Clement Church, Rose Window | © Victorgrigas/WikiCommons
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St. Clement Church

A trip to Lincoln Park would not be complete without seeing the amazing architecture at the St. Clement Church. The church, which also featured a school, was built in the early 1900s by architect William Brinkman. The interior is truly a sight to behold. Besides the three large rose windows, there are mosaics of both male and female saints. Art inspired by the Byzantine era is present throughout. Visitors can book tours to thoroughly enjoy and learn the history of this beautiful church.

St. Clement Church, 642 W Deming Plaza, Chicago, IL, USA +1 773 281 0371