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Address: 2300 Steele Street, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205
Phone Number: 720.337.1400
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Description: Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and...
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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Been to a lot of zoos, really enjoyed this one!

Like I said, I've been to a lot of zoos and they start to all look the same but we really enjoyed this one. The layout is great, just like a big circle to walk and you'll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Like I said, I've been to a lot of zoos and they start to all look the same but we really enjoyed this one. The layout is great, just like a big circle to walk and you'll eventually see everything! Most animals were out and roaming around, especially the lion and other big cats! The elephant was HUGE. Make sure... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We had a very nice time.They had a motorized wheelchair for rent at $30.00 for the day which we found reasonable, they also rented regular wheelchairs for $7.50. As far as i could tell it seemed like they were in short supply so if you need one i might call to see if you can reserve one. The zoo was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

A great place to visit if you visit Denver or just like zoos. Big enough to have a great variety but not too big to feel overwhelmed. Parking can be a challenge and the afternoon heat sends the animals in so get there when it opens.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My son and I went to the Denver Zoo while out visiting a friend of ours. My son had so much fun photographing all of the animals at the zoo. We watched the monkeys play in the trees...my son pet a baby alligator...and we spent a good 30 minutes watching the Clouded Leopard Cubs play in their enclosure. They were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My Mom and I spent 4 hours here whilst in Denver. We've both been to the Berlin Zoo and Woodland Park zoo in Seattle. This zoo beats them both hands down in terms of habitat space, cleanliness and animal variety. This is definitely worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Denver Zoo is remarkable! As someone who wouldn't put a Zoo on her 'must see' list, I am a convert. It's a huge site with well presented areas to view animals that seem healthy and content. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and comfortable interacting with the human visitors. Thought it was good value for money although eating in the Zoo was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

large zoo, many animals. some restricted to small cages which should be roaming around a much larger area, like leopards.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I reside in RI where I guess we have a pretty good zoo because this one was just sad! I actually felt bad for the animals and saw many of them hiding in a corner, waiting and pacing by a door, or playing/swimming with items that I would think are dangerous for them. I have been to the San Diego... More 

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Billings, Montana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Wow this zoo is terrific! The elephant exhibit is amazing and my crew loved the Felines. Great snakes and reptiles, polar bear enclosure is incredible and primate panorama fabulous. We caught the sea lion demo and loved that the trainer kept it short and sweet. Parking is very crowded but the zoo itself is really able to handle an incredible... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One never knows what to expect when visiting a Zoo, these places continue to change the way they keep animals and the captive wildlife of our planet. They are perhaps in one view an anachronistic reminder of the inquisitiveness of people in history for the exotic and insight into the places they may never see? This could be one view,... More 

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