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Lincoln Park, Chicago

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Lincoln Park is a 1208acre park along the lakefront of Chicago, Illinois' North Side, facing Lake Michigan. It is Chicago's largest public park. Named after Abraham Lincoln, it stretches for seven miles (11 km) from Ohio Street (600 N) on the south to near Ardmore Avenue (5800 N) on the north, just north of the Lake Shore Drive terminus at Hollywood Avenue. Several museums and a zoo are located between North Avenue (1600 N) and Diversey Parkway (2800 N) in the neighborhood that takes its name from the park, Lincoln Park. The park further to the north is characterized by parkland, beaches, recreational areas, nature reserves, and harbors. To the south, there is a more narrow strip of beaches east of Lake Shore Drive, almost to downtown. With 20 million visitors a year, Lincoln Park is the second-most-visited park in the United States.The park's recreational facilities include baseball/softball fields, basketball courts, soccer/football fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts, field houses, a target archery field, a driving range and golf course. The park also includes a number of harbors with boating facilities, as well as public beaches. There are landscaped gardens, public art, bird refuges, a zoo, the Lincoln Park Conservatory, the Chicago History Museum, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, and a theater on the lake with regular outdoor performances during the summer.
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  • Going for a walk, have a picnic, just in the Sun. Everything is possible here. The Park stretches for several kilometres along de Lake Michigan and should be visited in any case.
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  • Concerts held in Lincoln Park are always a fun experience. It's a large area that fills up quick, but there is always room to move around. If you're fortunate to get tickets for Lollapalooza or Riotfe...  more »
  • The Park is located north of the city centre and includes the free Lincoln Park Zoo, but otherwise is a very nice Park. The magnificant mile you come well with bus lines 151 and 156. With the environment the area somewhat reminiscent of West side/Central Park the upper in New York...nur less than just
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