Confession: Watching gorillas interact up close can keep me entertained for hours. Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the most visited in the U.S. and their Regenstein Center for African Apes is amazing. A young twenty-something like myself doesn’t expect much when visiting a zoo but this apes’ habitat proves that the zoo is not just for kids.
I had never been this close to gorillas before and was completely enthralled by their behavior and how they played with one another, seemingly oblivious to the fish tank they were living in. If you can’t spend all day at Lincoln Park Zoo gazing at the apes, make sure to go for at least an hour or too and oh yeah, the park is open everyday and is absolutely free!