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Petting Zoos, Pumpkin Patches, Zoos, etc.Brookfield Zoo
Children love the zoo...it opens a gateway of communication and exercise...and chances are pretty high you'll bring home an everlasting  memory or two. Located at First Avenue and 31st Street in Brookfield, Illinois. Mail to: Brookfield Zoo 3300 Golf Road Brookfield, IL 60513, 708.485.0263  www.brookfieldzoo.org

Blackberry Historical Farm and Village Rides, train, ponies, carousel, wagon rides 100 S. Barnes Rd., Aurora, IL 60506, 630.892.1550 www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/facilities/bbf/bbf-intro.html 

Cosley Zoo 
Five acre exhibit of domestic farm animals and native Illinois wildlife. Animals, duck pond, gift shop, shaded picnic area, 1887 railroad station, antique caboose, and a 125-year-old barn, washrooms and seasonal concessions. All paths are paved with bricks suitable for strollers and for persons with disabilities.  Visitors can get "up close" to a 2,000 pound horse and other animals. Cosley Zoo is free to the general public but any donations are appreciated and a donation box is provided. Cosley's sells pumpkins in October and Christmas trees in December. 1356 Gary Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187, 630.665.5534 www.wheatonparkdistrict.com

Critter Camp
Critter Campís Exotic Animal Show offers unusual and exotic pets for everyone to touch and hold! The program includes educational information about each animal. Shows are available year-round, 7 days a week, indoors or out!  824 Church Street, German Valley, IL 61039 Centrally located between Rockford & Freeport, Chicago & Galena 815-266-1342 www.crittercamp.biz/AnimalShows.html

Goebbarts Pumpkin & Farm Market 
40 W. Higgins Rd., S. Barrington  847.428.6727 www.pumpkinfarms.com

Johansen Farm
710 W. Broughton Rd, Bolingbrook, 630.759.6423

Lamb's Farm
Farmyard and Petting Zoo: sheep, goats, llama, ponies, donkeys, chickens, pigs, calves and ducks. Discovery Center: Explore farm life in our new Discovery Center where learning is fun! Enjoy the Touch 'n Feel table to discover what wool feels like or how hard is a goat horn. See the different grains and feeds farm animals eat. Learn how plants grow and much more. Rides & Attractions: Miniature Train ride,  Old World Carousel, Miniature Golf Course. Rt. 176 & I-94, Libertyville, 630.362.4636, www.lambsfarm.org

Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 North Cannon Drive, Lake Shore Drive and Fullerton Parkway, 312.742.2000 www.lpzoo.com/general/genhours.html

List of Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards

List of Pumpkin Patches

Petting Zoos

Round Barn Farm
24115 S. US Hwy 52, Manhattan, IL 60442-9319  815.478.3215  www.roundbarnfarms.com

Sonny Acres (Pumpkin Patch and Farm)
29W310 North Avenue West Chicago, IL 60185  630.231.9515 www.sonnyacres.com/

Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Entrance on the east side of Park Boulevard across from College of DuPage, one mile south of Roosevelt (Rt. 38) and one mile north of Butterfield Road (Rt. 56). 630.942.6200 www.dupageforest.com/EDUCATION/willowbrook.html


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