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Brookfield Zoo

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The Art Institute of Chicago

Both are recommended by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, The Art Institute of Chicago ranks significantly higher than Brookfield Zoo. The Art Institute of Chicago ranks #1 in Chicago with endorsements from 11 reviewers including Afar Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler and Michelin Guide.

Both are recommended by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, The Art Institute of Chicago ranks significantly higher than Brookfield Zoo. The Art Institute of Chicago ranks #1 in Chicago with endorsements from 11 reviewers including Afar Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler and Michelin Guide.

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 →

  • 59

    Where

    This animal kingdom located about 15 miles west of Chicago has a wild array of wonderful creatures Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

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

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97
#1 in Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6404

  • 13 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Come for the sterling collection of Impressionists (an entire room is dedicated to Monet) and Old Masters; linger over the extraordinary and comprehensive photography collection. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    You can't -- and shouldn't -- miss the Art Institute. No matter what medium or century interests you, the Art Institute has something in its collection to fit the bill. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    The AIC is one of the great museums of the world and the preeminent arts institution of the Midwest. Its collections span 5,000 years. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    The Oriental Institute is dedicated to the study of the languages, history and cultures of the ancient Near East. Full Review →

  • 59

    Where

    A world-class museum, the Art Institute boasts one of the nation’s largest permanent collections of Impressionist paintings and an extensive display of Asian art Full Review →

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