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Beyond The Zoo!

Welcome to Brookfield, Illinois.  Yes, we are most known for our world-class Brookfield Zoo, however beyond the zoo you will find a friendly community with great dining, services, shopping, and things to do.  We’re glad you are here and invite you to use this site as a resource to plan your visit.  Whether you are staying a few hours, a day or decide to make Brookfield your home – welcome to our community!

Good Eats

Brookfield is home to dozens of eating establishments and all sorts of diverse culinary options.  Whether you are seeking a family-friendly vibe, or a night on the town with friends – view our dining options to get you started. Bon Appetit!

Fun Shops

Beyond the Zoo, it’s fun to explore new shops.  Interested in antiques to compliment a farmhouse décor?  We’ve got it.  Looking to expand your record collection?  Amp up your birdwatching gear?  The Village of Brookfield is host to many unique and locally owned shops.  Make a day of it and find a unique treasure to mark your visit.

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Vote For Brookfield's Farmers Market

Local Events

The Village of Brookfield is always changing it up and looking for new ways to educate, entertain and provide for our residents and visitors. Be sure to check out our community calendar ahead of your visit.  We might just have something to add to your day!

Brookfield Zoo

Salt Creek Trail

Local History

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