Sitting along the Chicago River, this downtown neighbourhood has a lot to offer. From everything to parks to museums, this area is perfect if you want variety. The most prominent part of Lincoln Park however is its namesake park, zoo, and conservatory which take over most of the Lincoln Park area.
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
The hidden gem of Lincoln Park, Caldwell’s pool provides the peace and tranqulilty that can often be hard to find in a big city. The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool has recently been declared a National Historic Landmark as well as Chicago Historical Landmark Status. The pool was originally part of a private garden but was transformed into a secret yet public garden by architect Alfred Caldwell.
Dedicated to Lyman Frank Baum, the writer of the Wizard of Oz series and Chicago resident, Oz Park aims to pay tribute to the world of Oz. It feartures Dorothy’s Playground, the Emerald Garden, and several sports fields. Be sure to take pictures of the popular Wizard of Oz characters that are placed throughout the park!
Lincoln Park Conservatory
Created as a growing center for all of the plants in the park, the conservatory allows the public to see exotic plants growing that are not native to Illinois. The Conservatory offers four houses available for public showcase: the Tropical House, the Fern House, the Show House, and the Orchid House. One of its most popular features is a 100 year old 50 foot rubber tree.