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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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This is a GREAT zoo!

I went here as a kid, have since brought my wife and kid, and will hopefully be around to go with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
blkdeath75
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Extremely fun

This is a great place in Chicago to take your family So much to do and lots of fun make sure to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
542kennethp
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Westchester
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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” (191 reviews)
“monkey house” (15 reviews)
“indoor exhibits” (17 reviews)
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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 6 days ago

I went here as a kid, have since brought my wife and kid, and will hopefully be around to go with his kid(s). Brookfield is really a great zoo. You don't notice until you try a different, smaller zoo somewhere(*cough* Milwaukee). Good shows, love the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place in Chicago to take your family So much to do and lots of fun make sure to go to the Dolphin show

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very surprised how large this zoo really is. The animals were very active and was awesome to see the lion roaring. Took us about 4hrs to see everything. There is a good amount indoors as well so is nice for a cold day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Great Bear Wilderness, Dolphin Show, Hamil Family Area Cons: Size, Cost, Food, Amount of walking, Quality of buildings I grew up going to this zoo and it was great when I was a kid but now it has really declined. You spend a lot...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here several times. It's huge. If you have little kids, you probably will not be able to see everything. Sometimes they offer free passes in the winter months, and in public libraries as well. We always tired out the kids when we...More

Thank relax2Chicago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's such a great place for couples and/or families. So much to see and do. Love the new bear area!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I have been to Brookfield Zoo probably 100 times in my life. Moved away 20 years ago, and have been back to the zoo only twice, one being yesterday. I can not believe how disappointed we were. I...More

1  Thank SooJBee
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

One of our favorite family activities is the Brookfield zoo. It is a really nice zoo and the enclosures seem appropriate for the size animals. Our little ones love the playgrounds. The concerts in the summer are such a great time. Only down side is...More

Thank lesearda
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

You could spend a full day at Brookfield Zoo. We just joined as members because if it's proximity to where we now live. The zoo had many great features though several require additional tickets. We got the extended membership to take full advantage of the...More

Thank Augustsunflower
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

The zoo is beautiful and well maintained. If you’re a family that requires 3+ tickets I say just spring for the membership that gets attraction tickets and gives you discounted (or free depending on what lot) parking. It’s a nice time year round with a...More

2  Thank colelander
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Whitney G
26 April 2018|
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Response from Augustsunflower | Reviewed this property |
you could search Groupon. we purchased at the gate and got a season pass. you could visit the zoo and show your receipt as you leave to apply the amount towards a season pass if you wanted. it won't let me add the link but... More
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Connie W
10 April 2018|
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Response from SooJBee | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. There are picnic tables around the zoo you can use. Also there are reasonably priced restaurants.
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Connie W
10 April 2018|
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Response from Colby T | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring food & there are plenty of places to eat it. You can bring a blanket with you and have a nice picnic but there is also plenty of benches near the food areas.
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