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Denver Zoo

Address: 2300 Steele Street, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205
Phone Number: 720.337.1400
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Ranked #10 of 107 Attractions in Denver
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and discovery, and creates...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and discovery, and creates connections with people, animals and nature. And every day, we’re working to save animals and conserve wildlife here and around the world. Your visit and support aids in all these efforts- Thank you. Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA accreditation assures the highest standards of animal care. A leader in environmental action, Denver Zoo is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species and is the first U.S. zoo to receive ISO 14001 certification for the entire facility and operations. This international certification ensures the zoo is attaining the highest environmental standards. Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in 594 conservation projects in 62 countries on all seven continents. In 2012 alone, Denver Zoo participated in 98 projects in 18 countries and more than $1 million in funds was spent by the zoo in support of animal conservation in the field.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This zoo is very nice for a zoo. It is well spread out and it never seems like there are many people. Of particular interest is their fish display with many many species of fish, lizards, snakes, and even komodo dragons. The giraffes and elephants are always fun as are the polar bears. There is a kid sand area for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Denver Zoo is iconic. They have consistently worked to improve the experience with renovations and interactive areas. Many of the animals have larger, more open areas (which often can keep them from sight) but also more areas to watch them from. Watch out for the jogging/speed walking mamas with their strollers during weekday mornings. They do not seem appreciative... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Take the time to go to the Denver Zoo to see Zoo Lites. The Holiday Light shows are great fun for family both young and old. Great to see some of your favorite animals as well. The Zoo staff are very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to bring the kids. Exhibits have fun interactive areas for kids to explore and play. Children are not just exposed to animals but parts of the word and cultures. While some adults may call this typical or complain about restaurant hours, this is a phenomenal place for children and families to spend the day. Bring... More 

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I wish it was but it isn't even close to the zoo in Colorado Springs. It is fine for the most part but it could be so much better for the price.

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Thornton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

My fiance and I had a nice time this past weekend at the Denver zoo. We have been to a lot of zoos, and this one was one of the biggest we have ever been too. We were there for 3 and a half hours and didn't even see everything. Lots of different animals, and a lot of new animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Saturday was fantastic weather so took the kids to the zoo. A really exciting morning. Highly reccommend to families with kids.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I had a day filled with fun at the Denver Zoo. I enjoyed all the attractions. It did get crowded in the afternoon. I have also visited in the winter to enjoy "Zoo Lights" and loved the sight of all the lights. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Take the time to go here, we had some much fun. What a nice place it was clean friendly and just a all around great time.

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Longmont, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

took my husband to the zoo especially to treat him to the new restaurant by the new elephant exhibit only to find it had closed at 2:30 in the afternoon. So I wrote and complained about those hours. Was sent meal tickets and made plans to go today. I looked up the website to plan our day. No mention at... More 

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