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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
719-633-9925
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A gorgeous natural setting is just one of the things this zoo has going for it. Baby meerkats, a Kamodo dragon and art done by an elephant are a few... more » Owner description: A gorgeous natural setting is just one of the things this zoo has going for it. Baby meerkats, a Kamodo dragon and art done by an elephant are a few others. « less
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We had such a good time here! The employees were super friendly and so helpful! The exhibits were well kept, and the animals were wonderful to watch. The highlight was feeding giraffes and the elephant. The views alone are worth the trip, but you won't be disappointed in any of the exhibits.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of only a very few zoos in the nation that receive no taxpayer money. Despite that limitation, I believe it is one of the best zoos in the country. Multiple displays are built in a way that the animals look as though they are in native environments. Education is huge throughout all of the displays.... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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123 reviews 123 reviews
90 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I'm not exactly a "zoo person", yet I've been to zoos in quite a few cities, including Bangkok, Thailand and our National Zoo in Washington. My advice here -- Denver is not that far away, and their zoo is as good or better than most I have seen. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo simply isn't in that class. I will give... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Loved this place. The setup is unique and everyone working there is very nice and friendly. They cages that are made to look like natural settings and overlook areas with views of the region. The snack bar is pretty good too.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the only Mountain Zoo in the United States. If you are in the area, it is a wonderful place to visit. But take your hiking boots, because it starts at the bottom and is all up hill from there. Nice gentle walk.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We now live in South Africa and still miss visiting CMZ so much. The grand parent package is a must!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

They just keep improving the zoo! Great exhibits, especially apes, big cats and giraffes. Note, this is a high altitude, hilly attraction. Lowlanders, consider taking the jitney to the top and walking down the paths through the zoo.

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This zoo is so unique , only an hours drive from Denver but well worth the trip. You'll have a beautiful drive to get there, mountain vistas aplenty and if you're a flatlander, "hiking" around the zoo itself will give you plenty of exercise. No need for the little ones to be daunted though, it's all manageable. You have great... More

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Colorado Springs
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Definitely worth going to visit as the zoo is well kept up and has great walkways to go on. You can get up close to the animals too...especially the giraffes.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I love this zoo ,however there is some walking uphill.. Great experience for the family feeding giraffes, a few places to eat.. "Aint nobody got time for that"..since you wanna see the animals . ;) lol ..So get a cold pop. ;)

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