There are certain Chicago area spots that are worth repeat visits. For us, Brookfield Zoo is one of them.
You don’t need to have children to enjoy a day at Brookfield Zoo. In fact, we often see adults roaming the grounds with a beer in hand and not a worry about keeping a kiddo entertained. My brother- and sister-in-law visited over Labor Day weekend and Graham and I thought we might have some fun at Brookfield Zoo. Especially on a holiday weekend, it’s a good idea to visit an attraction with lots of space vs. a crowded site like Millennium Park or Sears Tower.
It was their first time meeting Addi, and they missed Miss V, so we were so happy they could spend so much time with them on a beautiful summer day.
Despite all the talk about fall lately, Chicago weather hasn’t gotten the memo. It’s still quite warm and humid, if I do say so myself as an Arizonan. We packed up a wagon, a stroller and a cooler bag full of snacks and drinks and make the trek to Brookfield. For our tickets we chose to build our own, and our three attractions were the dolphin show, the Butterflies! exhibit and Wild Encounters.
It was also Addi’s first time at Brookfield Zoo, not counting the time I went while I was pregnant, of course. We spent a solid six hours at the zoo, yet we didn’t make it to all three of our attractions. That’s something to consider when planning a visit: You might not have time for everything unless you are a fast walker! We took our time, had lunch at a cafe and let Victoria play in a fountain. It was a blast!
Have you been to Brookfield Zoo? What’s your favorite local attraction in your city? Let me know in the comments!
Watch a video of our Brookfield Zoo visit: