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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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A very nice zoo

Really a cool zoo, with one of the best buildings of any zoo we have been to: Tropic World. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BDavis1236
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Westland, Michigan
Great for Kids and Adults of All Ages

Love, love, this place! I've been visiting this Zoo since I was a young child. Now I get the chance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
twinmom53
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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” (200 reviews)
“indoor exhibits” (18 reviews)
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8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064
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"indoor exhibits"
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"butterfly exhibit"
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"primate house"
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"polar bear"
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"family pass"
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"big cats"
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"tropic world"
in 48 reviews
"tram ride"
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"chicago area"
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"lincoln park"
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"general admission"
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"great exhibits"
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"great bear"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really a cool zoo, with one of the best buildings of any zoo we have been to: Tropic World. The Living Coast is also outstanding. The zoo is a little spread out, and there's a LONG distance without any animals, but overall, very very well...More

Thank BDavis1236
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love, love, this place! I've been visiting this Zoo since I was a young child. Now I get the chance to share it with my grandchild. She is crazy about this Zoo! There's so much to see that you could be there for many hours....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently went here with my family. We spent about 4 hours here. The attraction are great and there is many things to keep you and your young children entertained

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time with family. Rounded out our trip to Chicago after a Cubs weekend. Really loved the natural habitats set up for the animals.

Thank Doug M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice zoo. Well organized and lots to see. It is well maintained with decent enclosures for its animals. Lots of conservation efforts are done here and knowledgeable staff to answer questions. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and will come back....More

Thank Jeff B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family has been to zoos all across the United States and Canada. We routinely make the 2.5 hour drive to Brookfield, its our favorite. The animals are in more of a natural habitat vs. being caged. Extras that are not typical of most zoos...More

Thank Chelle0422
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got over 17,000 steps during my visit which is great for my weight loss goal. I purchased the all inclusive ticket. The do not miss Items for me was the dolphin show, (small)native butterfly attraction, and the kids petting zoo area, new baby gorilla,...More

Thank Tina h
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice easy to get to zoo just outside of Chicago. You have to pay to park ($14), then pay to enter the zoo. Not sure why it is not one fee. Cost of entry to the zoo varies based on the extra activities that you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful zoo. Every time we go I am always amazed at the size of it. It is huge, block out a day for it. Haven't been in a few years. Was pretty disappointed that all the big cats, polar bear exhibits, and...More

Thank jess_kratz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to this zoo quite often. We went on a hot day. After watching a bear play in the water, the kids cooled off in the splash pad that they have.

Thank Denise K
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Response from chuckcapp | Reviewed this property |
Summer Nights Concerts are included with the $22 general admission.
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Response from Shannon C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that's how we signed up for the membership.
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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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