Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, Illinois

3300 Golf Rd, Brookfield, Illinois 60513

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Address: 3300 Golf Rd, Brookfield, Illinois 60513

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Phone: 708-688-8000
URL: http://www.czs.org/czs/Brookfield/Zoo-Home
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30 am - 6 pm; Sun 9:30 am - 7:30 pm More Info
Price: Adults: $13.50; Children (3-11) & Seniors (65+): $9.50 More Info

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  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
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  • Visited: May 2012
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
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For the younger set, the Hamill Family Play Zoo is a must see. The kids can pretend to be veterinarians and dinosaur hunters here. It's a great place to take a break from touring for a little while.

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Submitted by: Melanie I.

Great family place. The holiday magic lights are stunning and a mu...

Submitted by: Alex F.

The number and size of Brookfield's exhibits obviously can't be beat anywhere around here. They have lots of little side shows for younger kids, and they also a have bar that will serve you exorbitantly priced beers (better than nothing, though). They also run a lo...

Submitted by: Ted N.

I think your zoo exoerience depends on what you make of your time there. I avoid the summer, when it is teeming with families and kids, I also avoid the early morning right after it opens when the school groups decend like locusts. Go in the spring, fall or winter. It is not crowded and the animals just seem to be be more accessible. I was just there on a bright, sunny, fall morning. Walking around the grounds was a joy as the fall colors seemed to create a wonderful canvas against which to view the animals. Get there around 10:30 AM and as you walk around look for the docents. Engage them in conversation and let them tell you about what you are viewing. They are very knowledgable and genuinly interested in ...

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