Take the Train to Brookfield Zoo!
Driving by Car
Beat the Traffic with Public Transportation: If you want to skip the drive and not worry about traffic or parking, it's easy to get to Brookfield Zoo from downtown or the western suburbs via Metra's Burlington Northern Line. Exit at the Zoo Stop (Hollywood Station) and then walk two blocks northeast. You can also exit at the Brookfield station nea. To obtain a train schedule, call Metra at (312) 322-6777 or visit their Web site at www.metrarail.com.
Visiting from Outside Chicago?
Brookfield Zoo is located at First Avenue between Ogden Avenue and 31st Street in Brookfield, Illinois, just 14 miles west of downtown Chicago. There are exits to First Avenue from the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) and from the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) (See detours above). Signs on First Avenue will direct you to the zoo's main entrance and zoo parking—or you can just follow the lion's roar!
North Parking Lot (Golfview Road)
GPS Address: 8400 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513
Parking Fee at the North Gate
A Cook County parking tax is included.
South Parking Lot
GPS Address: 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513
Parking Fee at the South Gate