Brookfield Zoo

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Brookfiled Zoo: Visit the polar bears in the Great Bear Wilderness area of Brookfield Zoo.


Brookfield Zoo: While you visit the polar bears, you can comapre your height to the bear's height.

 (Photograph: Brookfield Zoo)
Photograph: Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo: Visit the bison in the Habitat Africa! The Savannah area of Brookfield Zoo.

 (Photograph: Courtesy of the Brookfield Zoo)
Photograph: Courtesy of the Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo: Visit Orangutans in the Tropic World at Brookfield Zoo.


Brookfield Zoo:Kekasih and her mom Sophia are anticipating your visit through Tropic World.


Brookfield Zoo: Visit African wild dog puppies in the Fragile Desert at Brookfield Zoo.


Brookfield Zoo: Visitgiraffes in theHabitat Africa! The Savannah area of Brookfield Zoo.

 (Photograph: Jim Schulz)
Photograph: Jim Schulz

Brookfield Zoo: Visit this cute little guy while you are at Brookfield Zoo too.

Set on 216 acres, Brookfield is home to more than 2,500 animals representing nearly 410 species. See the orangutans, monkeys, gorillas and gibbons that populate Tropic World, one of the largest indoor mix-species exhibits in the country, or stroll through Great Bear Wilderness, which is home to grizzly and polar bears, Mexican gray wolves, bison and bald eagles


Venue name: Brookfield Zoo
Address: 8400 31st Street
Opening hours: Mon–Sun 10am–5pm.
Transport: Train: Burlington/Santa Fe to Zoo Stop (Hollywood Station).
Price: $16.95, children 3-11 and seniors $11.95, parking $10.
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I was raised out in the western suburbs and loved going here as a kid. It is often overlooked because Lincoln Park Zoo is so great and so much closer to downtown Chicago, but personally I prefer Brookfield. It is never overly crowded, and they have even better attractions then you'll find at Lincoln park, I definitely think its worth the trip!


The Lincoln Park Zoo is free and convenient, but if you really want to see the best captive animals that the Chicago area has to offer, head out to the Brookfield Zoo. If you have kids, they'll go bananas over the amount of animals there—they even look less depressed than the ones in Lincoln Park.