Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, Chicago

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#12 of 22 in Wildlife in Illinois
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool is located in Chicago. To visit Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool on your trip to Chicago, use our Chicago trip planning website .
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  • Maybe it is because we just came from the hyper-maintained conservatory, but we found this park to be overgrown with weeds and the like, a bit dangerous and deserted. It looked good from the gate, but...  more »
  • Just a nice, quiet and beautiful spot in the city. Prairie style landscaping. They also offer tours of the gardens. I may not go out of my way as a tourist to visit, but as a resident, it's a nice way...  more »
  • We stopped in here after the Lincoln Park Zoo and on the way to the beach. It's a nice, quiet place away from crowds. There's not a lot to it, but if you need a quick breather this is a great place to...  more »
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  • A wonderful oasis in Chicago, and it almost didn't exist. There really is some cool history behind beautiful park, ending with the architect, Caldwell, having to cash in his $5000 life just to buy the plants to make this place a reality. A true hidden gem, most people don't know this place exists or a too busy visiting Lincoln Park to stop by. It's a perfect place to unwind or just take a stroll around.
  • Nice little pool behind the conservatory. See the turtles and ducklings swimming around. I also saw a green heron!
  • The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool is a great place to relax and unwind. A peaceful oasis to walk through or stop and enjoy the natural landscaping and natural wildlife. It's a quiet part of the Lincoln Park Zoo, and you can enter from the street or from inside the zoo. A perfect place to take your lunch and enjoy a little bit of wilderness in our great city! #CityExperts @GoogleLocalCHI #PartyonLG
  • Beautiful place in the center of the city! Only thing is need to check the hours before visiting, as it is closed for the winter and sometimes is closed for private events
  • Nice hidden away refuge. So peaceful, & quiet, & ...nature-y.

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