If you will be in Chicago you must visit one place. That place is the Brookfield Zoo. I know, it technically is not in Chicago and should not technically be called a Chicago attraction but since it is only a few miles to the west of Chicago I think it qualifies. Keep reading this article and learn what makes the Brookfield Zoo noteworthy and worth seeing.
The Brookfield Zoo which opened its doors to the public in 1934 is made up of 216 beautifully landscaped and designed acres. It is home to more than 2000 different animals which live in a landscape that uses natural barriers instead of cages. Its use of these natural barriers makes it more of a realistic experience for visitors and for the residents of the zoo and has earned the zoo world recognition. The Brookfield Zoo also earned recognition as the first one in the country to host a Giant Panda exhibit. When you get there you will find a number of different exhibits to tour. There is the Australia House, the Baboon Island, the Wolf Woods, the Pachyderm House and many many more that are guaranteed to please and excite any visitor. If you have small children, be sure to take them to the Petting Zoo and the Play Zoo. There they will be able to see and experience the animals much more closely. It will be an experience they and you will cherish. The zoo is also home to a number of great seasonal attractions so be sure to check with them to see what they will be doing in the future.
If you would like to visit the zoo you can find it at 3300 Golf Road in Brookfield Illinois. Be sure to call the zoo’s information line at 708-485-0263 to get current ticket prices and hours before you go. I am sure that once you visit the zoo you will return often and you will know what makes it one of Chicago’s best attractions.