Lincoln Park ZooFree: All time

Lincoln Park Zoo was founded in 1868, making it one of the oldest zoos in the U.S. Not only did it stand the test of time, it’s also able to provide its service entirely free. Today, the zoo is home to various species totaling nearly 1,250 animals.

Address: 2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614
Opening hours: Daily 10am – 5pm (Apr – May, Sep – Oct); 10am – 4:30pm (Nov – Mar)
Direction: Subway Brown and Purple Line to Armitage Station; Bus No. 151 & 156 to Stockton & Webster stop
Phone: +1 (312) 742-2000

Photo credit: Wil Taubert, Jonathan Griffiths, Cortney Martin, Alanscottwalker