Lincoln Park & Old Town attractions

Top Choice Park in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Lincoln Park

The park that gave the neighborhood its name is Chicago’s largest. Its 1200 acres stretch for 6 miles from North Ave north to Diversey Pkwy, where it narrows along the lake and continues on until the end of Lake Sho…
Beach in Lincoln Park & Old Town

North Avenue Beach

Chicago's most popular strand of sand gives off a bit of a Southern California vibe in summer. Buff teams spike volleyballs, kids build sandcastles and everyone jumps in for a swim when the weather heats up. Bands a…
Market in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Green City Market

Stands of purple cabbages, red radishes, green asparagus and other bright-hued produce sprawl through Lincoln Park at Chicago's biggest farmers market. Follow your nose to the demonstration tent, where local cooks s…
Zoo in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Lincoln Park Zoo

The zoo has been around since 1868 and is a local freebie favorite, filled with lions, zebras, snow monkeys and other exotic creatures in the shadow of downtown. Check out the Regenstein African Journey, polar-bear-…
Gallery in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Wrightwood 659

Fans of modern architecture shouldn't miss Chicago's newest gallery, designed by Pritzker Prize winner Tadao Ando. Walk past the facade of the former 1920s apartment building on a residential street and into a soari…
Gardens in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

The enchanting Lily Pool hides in a plot northeast of the Lincoln Park Conservatory, at the corner of Fullerton and Cannon Drs. Built in 1938 by landscape architect Jens Jenson, the garden is designated a National H…
Museum in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Chicago History Museum

Curious about Chicago’s storied past? Multimedia displays at this museum cover it all, from the Great Fire to the 1968 Democratic Convention. President Lincoln's deathbed is here, as is the bell worn by Mrs O'Leary'…
Museum in Lincoln Park & Old Town

DePaul Art Museum

DePaul University's compact art museum hosts changing exhibits of 20th-century works by Chicago-based artists. Pieces from the permanent collection – by sculptor Claes Oldenburg, cartoonist Chris Ware, architect Dan…
Museum in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

This hands-on museum has turtles and croaking frogs in its 1st-floor marsh, fluttering insects in its 2nd-floor butterfly haven and a bird boardwalk meandering through its rooftop garden. It's geared mostly to kids.…
Zoo in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Farm-in-the-Zoo

Located at the Lincoln Park Zoo's southern end, the farm features a full range of barnyard animals and offers frequent demonstrations of cow milking, horse grooming and other farm work. Check the website for weekly …