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Address: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone Number: +1 719-633-9925
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America's ONLY mountain zoo. Large alpine...
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America's ONLY mountain zoo. Large alpine habitats are home to over 950 different animals and approximately 180 species. All of your favorites are here - monkeys, hippos, tigers, elephants and bears (oh my!). Hand-feed their large reticulated giraffe herd, and experience animals up-close, like never before.
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So amazing to get to be so close to the animals. The giraffe area was under construction but we were still able to feed them in their indoor housing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Colorado City, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

So amazing to get to be so close to the animals. The giraffe area was under construction but we were still able to feed them in their indoor housing.

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful zoo and access to animals unlike any other zoo we've been to. Carved into the mountain, the animals look like they are in the wild - as close to that as possible. Being able to feed the giraffes, pet them and even watching the two toed sloth crawl outside into the tree (no cages) was very nice. Lots of... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Feeding the giraffes was the highlight of our trip to Cheyenne Zoo. For $3.00 you receive a bundle of lettuce. ( or 2 feed for $5.00) The giraffes come right up to you and are gentle and allow you to pet them. The orangutans feature a cute new baby. It is so fun to watch his expressions. The reptile room... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting zoo as it is built on the side of the mountain. It seemed well kept to us and glad we went. Ride the tram up the steep hill and take your time walking back down to see the animals and rest of benches along the way.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were amazed at the quality of this zoo. The location is amazing. I have never seen anything like this. You can feed the elephants and the giraffe's. You can pet both, what a treat for the kids, adults too! The variety of animals is second to none. We didn't see it all because of the size of the zoo... More 

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Highlands Ranch, CO USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Bring comfortable shoes, a lot of hilly up and down walking. We thought $17.25 per person a little high for seniors and a little disappointing as some animals were not even out or visible we think due to some maintenance that was going on - terrible time to do maintenance over a holiday weekend! Kids will love it though. In... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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272 reviews 272 reviews
69 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Warning! Uphill climbs, with more uphill climbs and if you are afraid of heights, say "NO" to the sky ride. It is an open air chair lift. Acrophobics, beware. Set in the side of the mountain with impressive views of the Broadmoor and Colorado Springs, there is not a lot of room for animal cages. On the day we went,... More 

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Blue Springs, MO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great zoo, though they are doing a lot of construction so that's kind of a hassle, but our family had fun feeding the giraffes and the chickens and seeing all of the animals.

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Austin, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

First I just want people to know that this zoo is more expensive than other zoos I've visited, but worth it! I'm from Texas and typical zoo admission is $9-$16. I paid $17.25 per adult. I've visited Houston, Waco, Fort Worth, San Antonio & Austin. In Colorado I've been to the Denver Zoo. I LOVED Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!!! The only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The zoo was highly recommended but not as amazing as we were expecting. Very little animals were out and about, the sky ride was closed, and there was construction in about half of the zoo. The best parts were feeding the giraffes and watching the monkeys!

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