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Brookfield Zoo

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Address: 8400 W. 31st St., (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513
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+1 708-688-8000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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216-acre zoo with over 400 species of animals.

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You will not find a better do anywhere, I promise! The parking is really easy and the grounds are beautifully kept. Animals are very much in a natural habitat and this place is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
punmaster1965
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Frankfort, Illinois
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Frankfort, Illinois
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You will not find a better do anywhere, I promise! The parking is really easy and the grounds are beautifully kept. Animals are very much in a natural habitat and this place is absolutely huge. You can easily spend all day here. The food is surprisingly good and it is overpriced but not as much as you might think. Food... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming to this zoo since I was a child. Constant upgrading of habitats makes it seem like you can touch these marvelous creatures. Bring the kids and stay all day. So much to see and do! Each habitat provides information for what you're seeing. All proceeds benefit the care and feeding of these lovely animals. Hands on in the... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brookfield Zoo really is a great zoo. We live over an hour away and it is worth the journey. There are several great exhibits and extras going on at any given time. I really enjoy coming here!

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Thank cleckrone
Kissimmee, Florida
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location is a shame to visit and waste of time and money. Animals are very few and the ones there look like they are not cared for properly. The carousel has such loud rock music it deters from the experience. Motor safari is a rip off with unintelligent tours and rude employees. The managers do not care about how... More 

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Thank FLhome
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am within walking distance of the zoo therefore I have been here many, many times.. My most memorable times are the special events- like Boo at the zoo and Christmas time meeting Santa. The zoo offers a lot of animals- indoors and out. We love the Peacocks walking around. Shopping is fun there's some really neat gifts - I... More 

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Thank Diane F
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This past season we received a Brookfield Zoo Membership as a present for our young family and we have gotten every penny worth out of this! As a Member we have loved that we can go whenever we want and it doesn't matter how long we stay without having "did we get our money's worth" conversation. Any nice day we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you can go to brookfield zoo and get a good workout while enjoying nature and wonderful animals and family fun. if you get tired you can ride the safari ride a get a tour guide tell you all the wonderful attractions and animal habitats and houses there. you can spend the whole day or come more than one day.they have... More 

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Thank gem9953
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The zoo is always fun to visit. Great exercise walking around the zoo and a good 2 hours gets the kids fun and time to run around and the ready for a nap.

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Thank hornakaite
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I live a short walk away. Visit Often. Lots of Activities and sights to see. Great Animal Collection. Great for Famiies

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Thank Kathy d
Elmwood Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Its nice to walk around and watch these animals in there own world with the sun beaming down on you and the frsh air

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