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Brookfield Zoo

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8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064
+1 708-688-8000
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Beautiful

Only reason not giving 5 star because it cost to do so much there! Even being a member you yes get... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wendydes77
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Streator, Illinois
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Penguin encounter

For an additional $40 over the entrance admission you can spend 40 minutes with penguins. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
fourbeesplus3
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Grand Rapids, MI
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216-acre Zoo With Over 400 Species Of Animals.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“dolphin show” (199 reviews)
“indoor exhibits” (16 reviews)
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8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Only reason not giving 5 star because it cost to do so much there! Even being a member you yes get discounts but still pay for other exhibits. We did enjoy ourself and had a great time!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For an additional $40 over the entrance admission you can spend 40 minutes with penguins. It is only offered once daily during the school year and twice daily in the summer. They only accept 20 people so making a reservation is wise. The penguins know...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You have to pay for each activity inside the zoo, while I already paid for admission about $22 for adults and $16 for childs!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The "tropic world" was one of the best zoo exhibits I've ever seen. Thoroughly loved it, that being said there were a couple of inside exhibits that smelled of urine so bad that my eyes burned. Excellent marketing - come out of an exhibit into...More

Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am a member of this zoo, because I come here all the time with my family. Grand daughter even did a week of zoo camp this summer, which she loved. Although we don't have elephants at this zoo anymore (ethics) we do have a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit a lot of zoos in my travels and the Brookfield zoo is hands down the best zoo anywhere! It's huge! The Great Bear Wilderness is exceptional. The variety of exhibits and educational offerings are second to none. The hiking trail around the lake,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the zoo in July during a heat wave early morning. Very nice zoo, we enjoyed walking through the zoo. My grandchild enjoyed the playground and the carousel. Most of the animals were not out because it was just too hot and muggy. we...More

Thank Jeanie H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In from out of town and wanted to go to our favorite zoo. Always loved it being from Chicago. We used to be members before moving. Nice to see lots of the exhibits have been nicely upgraded and getting well established. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very different experience from the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Much Larger! Many exhibits geared towards all ages, not just kids. Animals galore. Reasonable cost for a Zoo this size.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time walking through the paths. The animal habitats are well kept and authentic. The park is big so bring comfortable shoes. A trolly is available to certain areas.

Thank mchip32
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Madison C
12 August 2018|
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Response from Rhroncich | Reviewed this property |
You must have picture ID to use membership card.
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Madison C
12 August 2018|
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Response from Denise K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have to go to one of the windows and tell them you forgot it.
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kenonforest
29 July 2018|
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Response from Rhroncich | Reviewed this property |
Days vary. Check their web site. You will still pay for parking.
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