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Brookfield Zoo

#1 of 8 things to do in Brookfield Features Animals
8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064
+1 708-688-8000
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World Class Zoo

This zoo will compete and is on par with all of the universally known zoos. It is well laid out... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jim R
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Houston, Texas
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Worth the visit

This is a really nice zoo. Animal displays are laid out nicely and signage and maps make it easy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BRANPLB
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216-acre Zoo With Over 400 Species Of Animals.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“dolphin show” (184 reviews)
“monkey house” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064
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+1 708-688-8000
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This zoo will compete and is on par with all of the universally known zoos. It is well laid out, has good parking and has interesting and educational exhibits. Most animal habitats we're continually staffed by a staff member who could tell you all about...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a really nice zoo. Animal displays are laid out nicely and signage and maps make it easy to navigate. Food options are plentiful. Zoo staff are placed throughout and close to exhibits for help and/or questions! Animals appear to be content and in...More

Thank BRANPLB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must do whilst visiting Chicago. The grounds are beautiful, and of course the animals in the zoo are fascinating. The highlight was meeting penguins. Starting in March the zoo has started twice a day, there's specific etiquette because they are sill wild animals. They...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My grandchildren, Grace 6 y/o and Oliver 4 1/2 y/o, had a great time! They liked the large mammals but the dolphin show was the highlight of the second day. Oh yes, one was not enough and they were asking for a third day, but...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the zoo with 3 young kids on a sunny July day. The maps are easy to follow and most of the big animals can be seen readily through a short walk. The best thing about this zoo is that the animals are not caged,...More

Thank snfahim
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a native I have been attending the zoo for 45 years. It is huge, so bring your kids wagon or stroller! I feel you needs two days to properly see all if you want to experience the animals in the proper habitats. When I...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its worth getting a membership. You'll pay for it with two trips there. Also with a membership you don't fell bad about only spending a hour or so there at a time. When you pay for a ticket you feel like you have to get...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, this zoo did not blow my mind. I've been to bigger and better. That being said, the ape exhibit was exceptional. Imagine two huge rooms filled with trees and vines. Now imagine no glass separating you from the animals. I felt a certain closeness...More

Thank aarroyo9
Reviewed 1 week ago

i ve come here since i was a kid and every time i m excited and amazed,this is a perfect place for a picnic or just riding the trolley around the property...it was an outstanding and memorable visit then and still makes me smile and...More

Thank traumitized
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem nestled in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago! We recommend arriving at 9:30 when they open as it fills up fast! Many of the animals are still active in the morning. The options that are available at this zoo will surely please everyone...More

Thank Matt B
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Karen S
14 July 2017|
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Response from purplonyon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am unaware of a reciprocal agreement between other zoos. I would call the zoo to find out about special pricing. There is a Metra stop called the Hollywood stop that I think is within walking distance, but of course... More
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jponiatowski
1 July 2017|
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Response from Kathy d | Reviewed this property |
Yes go early
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Michelle J
8 June 2017|
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Response from purplonyon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not sure exactly how far the walk is, but I don't think you would have any safety issues. My husband thinks there might be a bus you can take as well. I will try and check.
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