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Brookfield Zoo

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216-acre Zoo With Over 400 Species Of Animals.
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8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Everywhere I go I have to try the food and they just didn't have anything good. But I see they have set up a lot of events for the summer. So I will try night event this year. But I wouldn't recommend going on an...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank iamseandennis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since my daughter loves zoos, and we had some time to kill on a Monday, we decided to visit the Brookfield Zoo. Had to pay for both parking and admittance to the zoo separately, which was a little spending, but the zoo is quite large...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mellenhead
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun, spent most of the day here. Lots of animals and beautiful well maintained grounds. Plenty of spots to have lunch and lot of souvenir shops for the kids. We enjoyed the polar bears and giraffes and the sloth was pretty cool too....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Tiffanyjim
Reviewed 1 week ago

A typical zoo, but very clean and animals looked well cared for. There were activities to do in different areas. Enjoyed the walk and seeing all the animals on a perfect day with our daughter.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 798melissah
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had a few hours to enjoy this magnificent facility and the wildlife that was offered. We liked the overall park setting, the open areas where the animals could roam, and the quality of the exhibits. We especially enjoyed the bear area, and the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank orth1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A,day at the zoo for a family of four or five can easily run well over $100 at this zoo, spread out over many acres in suburban Chicago. Admission is up to $20 or more per adult with an $8 or $10 parking fee per...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank barbarapC4814MC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

100% would recommend going to see this zoo! It’s huge and you could for sure be there for a full day. We went on a day when it was raining and there was still many things to see.. even inside. Buy your tickets online.. you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ashleys114104
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend visiting this zoo! It has many animals, including rhinos, gorillas, polar bears, and even dolphins! Be prepared for a lot of walking, because this is a pretty big zoo. I have only one complaint; the indoor exhibits had a bad smell in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After seeing all the great animals, cant miss polar bears, The experience gets ruined by Lutetra, a cashier at an outdoor food stand, she picks who she wants to serve 1st even you might in line there. Its really portrays how Brookfield is run. Are...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jol386
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Students, parents, families and an I spent three hours enjoying the zoo and our Share the Care adopted animal, the reticulated giraffe. Great, clean facilities!

Date of experience: April 2019
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June 16, 2019|
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Response from barbarapC4814MC | Reviewed this property |
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Response from candy461953 | Reviewed this property |
I have visited both of them numerous times (born and raised in Chicagoland)and can tell you hands down Brookfield is the better of the two. Lincoln Park is free whereas Brookfield costs to enter as well as some of the... More