Monday, July 27, 2015

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Near North Communities, IL-Lincoln Park Zoo & Conservatory in Lincoln Park

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Near North Communities, IL-Lincoln Park Zoo & Conservatory in Lincoln Park

Located side-by-side, the Lincoln Park Zoo and Lincoln Park Conservatory both make for a fun good-weather outing.  While the zoo is physically smaller than most, the size also makes it easier to walk around without wasting much time.  The Farm at the Zoo, located south of the main zoo, provides a glimpse of modern farm life and an opportunity to pet a number of farm animals.

The Lincoln Park Conservatory’s collection and special shows provides a nice little break from the animals.

Address:
Zoo: 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
http://www.lpzoo.org/

Conservatory: 2391 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/lincoln-park-conservatory/

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Near North Communities, IL-Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Near North Communities, IL-Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park

When the Peggy Notebaert Museum opened it felt that is was very much targeted toward younger children.  Not a bad thing, but for adults without kids it was a bit boring.  Since then the museum as updated its galleries so while offering kids plenty to do, adults not feel a little less embarrassed when visiting by themselves.  The galleries focus on Northern Illinois nature, sustainable design, and water conservation.  The museum DOES NOT have an onsite restaurant, but there are plenty of options nearby.

Address:
2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
http://www.naturemuseum.org/

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