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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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  • I came here on a Sunday morning to spend the day at the zoo. The actual park was slightly sad as the grass was all brown and dead & the pond was frozen with no signs of wildlife. The conservatory and ...  more »
  • Having lived in cities without city parks (Toronto, Canada), we really appreciate having some green space in the city centre, especially one as big as Lincoln Park. We typically come here for walks in...  more »
  • Imagine a sunny day... a leisurely walk with kids...ample time... and Lincoln Park... a perfect setting to spend a day with kids... This park has a zoo too, and its free.  more »
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