Zoo Attractions

Lionel Train Adventure at Lincoln Park Zoo

All Aboard for Old-Fashioned Family Fun!

Hobbyists have been stoked about Lionel Trains since 1900, the year the iconic model train manufacturer was founded. Now they’ve got a bigger reason to celebrate: the new Lionel Train Adventure ride at Lincoln Park Zoo!

This beautifully crafted attraction is located near the zoo’s West Gate and just south of Regenstein Macaque Forest. The track-less 28-passenger train crosses over a quaint country bridge and wends its way past forest and canyon scenery before returning to a red brick station. It features passenger cars, a coal car and a wheelchair-accessible caboose.

Rides cost $3 per person per ride. Tickets are sold at the Lionel Train Adventure station. Please note: this is a seasonal attraction that will not operate during winter or inclement weather conditions.

Congrats to Alexis Vivar of Chicago for winning the Lionel “Thomas & Friends” train set in the giveaway celebrating Lionel Train Adventure’s grand opening!


AT&T Endangered Species Carousel at Lincoln Park Zoo

AT&T Endangered Species Carousel

The AT&T Endangered Species Carousel features 48 artisan-crafted wooden animals and two chariots and can accommodate up to 50 riders. The menagerie is made up of rare and endangered animals, many of which are represented in the Lincoln Park Zoo collection. Tickets are $3. Value Ride Passes are available at $12 for 5 rides at the train or carousel.