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Denver Zoo

2300 Steele Street, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205
720.337.1400
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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
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South Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visited this zoo recently. It is bigger than I thought. It is a whole day deal to visit it. We were able to watch lions while feeding, and it was truly a gift. Very clean, people as friendly as ever...would definetely recommend regardless of age.

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I bought a membership for myself and my grandchildren. I discussed the rules and policies before I paid the $130. The woman who checked us in at the gate was absolutely insulting. She questioned me about my grandchildren and questioned my grandchildren, one of whom is only 7yo. She absolutely made us feel as though we were doing something wrong,... More

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Parker, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My grandkids begged to go to the zoo. many areas had no animals visible at all, but the ones who were visible looked miserable. Enclosures were dirty and there was no evidence of any stimulation for the animals. Sad, sad place

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Littleton, CO
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I have been to zoos all over the country and this one is okay. Its small in my opinion. The location is in the heart of Denver and while they probably could expand the uproar over taking part of the park would be crazy. They don't get new exhibits all that often and the ones they have could stand an... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our family loves going to the zoo! This zoo was great and the flow was perfect for our young kids. The only issue I had was the parking. If you are planning on going I'd recommend going in the morning to beat the traffic. The staff was friendly and the prices were fair.

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Parker, Colorado
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74 reviews 74 reviews
3 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a very nice zoo, clean & big! While I haven't been to some of the more famous zoos, I believe the Denver zoo is awesome. Great for kids and roomy so you don't feel cramped. Walkways are good size, strollers are available but u can also bring wagons, etc. as well as bring your own lunch for a... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I found the zoo to be very clean and the animal enclosures very well kept. The zoo is a very nice retreat for a few hours with the family.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Foe many years this has been somewhere you can really enjoy many different ideas, dreams and a family experience

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The animal exhibits and habitats were accessible and well done. The staff was friendly and the animal shows were fun. One of the nicest zoos we have been to.

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Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I really like this zoo. There is so much to see. Get your walking shoes on. You'll want to get there early so as not to have to walk a mile to the entrance. Bring sunscreen! And pace yourself, because there is a lot of ground to cover. We usually pack a lunch, so it's nice that there are places... More

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