We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Denver Zoo

2300 Steele Street, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205
720.337.1400
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #11 of 135 attractions in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and discovery, and creates connections with people, animals and nature. And every... more » 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. « less
Write a Review

1,084 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    631
    339
    87
    13
    14
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Love taking kids to the Denver Zoo! Animals are well housed and cared for, and zoo personnel are often available to offer educational information. The walking paths are wide and have lots of shady areas, and grassy areas as well as benches are pleasant rest areas. Shows are available in the elephant area as well as a pavilion near the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The Denver zoo was amazing. I saw animals I've never even heard of! They have over 3,500 animals of 350 species, and it is amazing! Food is pricey, but hey, it's going toward a good cause, and it was delicious! We went for our 4 year anniversary and it was a blast.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

You will not be disappointed with this zoo. There was every animal we could have hoped for, and their habitats seemed really spacious and tailored to the animals' needs. There are many food options and the map given to every patron is clear and helpful. Highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

There is nothing boring at the Denver Zoo. In the summer, I definitely recommend you take your own bottled water to save some bucks-you will need the water as you venture! We also took a towel/blanket to sit on in some shade by the trees.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The new elephant exhibit is really nice. It is perfect size so young kids can see most of the zoo without spending all day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I've lived here for 9 years and have really only been to the zoo three or four times. For as often as we go, we enjoy it. There is a lot of space between all the animals, so get your comfy walking shoes on. It's also very hot with little shade on a really warm day. Lots of cement, relatively... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We recently took our grandson to the zoo on a beautiful sunny Denver day. Although, there we quite a few public school busses loaded with kids, the crowds did not have an adverse impact once we got inside the zoo. However, I would recommend getting to the zoo early in the day. The zoo's layout makes it easy to transverse... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have been coming to this zoo for over 60 years and it just gets better and better. The new elephant area is a wonderful environment for the elephants and humans who love them. There is even an elephant show! There is a train and carousel for children and the young at heart. There are lots of interesting animals and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I love taking my grandkids, Zoe and Cooper to the zoo. Try to go early in the day and if possible, avoid weekends. The new displays are great. Smaller children most likely won't be able to view the entire zoo. Splitting it up into two trips works better.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
47 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I live about 6 blocks from the Zoo and used to visit with a friend's children. It's an average zoo with adequate exhibits and some fun things for the kids to do. I certainly wouldn't make it a destination if you're visiting from out of town.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Denver Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Denver Zoo, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing