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Brookfield Zoo

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Address: 8400 W. 31st St., (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513
Phone Number: 708-688-8000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 216-acre zoo with over 400 species of animals.

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GREAT FAMILY TIME

awesome good time with the grandkids and daughter and wife . the weather was good and the staff was friendly .

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

awesome good time with the grandkids and daughter and wife . the weather was good and the staff was friendly .

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New Sewickley, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of animals to visit. I would definitely recommend going on a warm day. We went when we were visiting family around Thanksgiving and it was much too cold for my son.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went with 2 small children (3 and 2), and were there 4 plus hours, with one snack break, and still didn't see it all before we were all tired. So much to see!! It's lots of walking, but plenty of places to stop and break. 2 playgrounds were nice too. Next time we would bring lunch in with us,... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This zoo is the best. My kids, 16 & 15, had a blast. The dolphin show was extraordinary. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is in the area.

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Key Largo, Florida
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26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

As a child I used to go here often but this was the first return in over 30 years. We had a group of 11 people from 7 months to 82 yrs. The parking lot was packed but the zoo is so large that once you are in you do not feel crowded. All in the group enjoyed the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

As an adult, it's a great place to learn about the animals. You can walk around and see many animals. You can bring in your own food so you won't be forced to buy their food. For the kids it's great to see all the different animals. There is a few playgrounds for the kids can take a break from... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Brookfield Zoo is great. So much to do. Parking is $10.00 unless you have a Season Pass. If you are a Season Pass holder you also receive a discount at the gift shop and on food. There are many more perks too. A very enjoyable day. Great for everyone.

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Southport, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We all agreed it was a horrible venue....like an old-fashioned carnival. Everywhere you turn there are "carny" stalls to spend money or photo booths to get your picture taken. You go thru exhibits that are poor and mostly empty of animals...then are herded through ending up in gift shops where children are screaming for their parents to buy junk. Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

For couples I recommend of peak times. If you are an animal fanatic you will get the chance to see them up close as opposed to trying to find a spot on the rail or window amongst droves of strollers. Brookfield is always adding something new or revamping older exhibits. It's always being cleaned to appear spotless and they have... More 

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Fontana, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

we became members and take our grandchildren several times a year. Stingray Island is a fun exhibit and hands on for the kids. It's fun to watch the feeding of the bears in their cool habitat. The Dolphin show is also a great exhibit and always a hit with our family. I have used our pass to pay the bargain... More 

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