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Brookfield Zoo

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Millennium Park

Brookfield Zoo and Millennium Park are both endorsed by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Millennium Park is preferred by most professionals compared to Brookfield Zoo. Millennium Park scores 97 with recommendations from 10 reviewers including Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler and concierge.com.

Brookfield Zoo and Millennium Park are both endorsed by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Millennium Park is preferred by most professionals compared to Brookfield Zoo. Millennium Park scores 97 with recommendations from 10 reviewers including Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
87
#15 in Chicago
location

8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Spend the day among more than 2,000 animals at this gigantic zoo. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    In contrast to the more modest Lincoln Park Zoo, Brookfield is enormous, spreading out over 216 acres and housing thousands of animals -- camels, dolphins, giraffes, baboons, wolves, tigers... Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    The zoo's exhibit highlights include Seven Seas with its dolphin presentation, Tropic World's primates, The Fragile Kingdom's African desert and Asian rain forest habitat...and more. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    216 acres of creepy critters make for a memorable day trip. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out

    Set on 216 acres, Brookfield is home to nearly 6,000 animals, including 3,000 invertebrates, representing 436 species. Full Review →

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97
#2 in Chicago

201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602

  • 10 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    "The Bean," the fountains, the Disney-esque music pavilion—all the pieces of this new park quickly stole the hearts of Chicagoans and visitors alike. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    It’s a winning combination of beautiful landscaping, elegant architecture... and public entertainment spaces, including an ice rink and theater. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Millennium Park is among the city's nicest assets. Its 24.5 acres are filled with something to see at every turn. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    One of the best public spaces on the planet. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out

    This 24.5-acre park features Frank Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion and serpentine bridge; sculptor Anish Kapoor's 110-ton Cloud Gate (a.k.a. “The Bean”); and Jaume Plensa's Crown Fountain. Full Review →

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