Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the most popular free activities in the city, attracting folks from all over to gawk at the impressive array of animals from across the globe. LPZ is the largest zoo in the city, at 35 acres. Founded in 1868, it's also one of the oldest zoos in the country. Throughout the zoo, guests will wander through various exhibits, habitats and houses. Big cats, polar bears, seals, snakes, birds of prey, giraffes, monkeys, penguins and flamingos are just a sampling of the many animals on display. The zoo also features children's activities, a food court and other sights.