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Denver Zoo

2300 Steele Street, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205
720.337.1400
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Ranked #12 of 141 Attractions in Denver
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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Cheyenne, Wyoming
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

worth the money and you get a lot for your money!! we were their for five hours! so much to see! the staff was pleasant and the park clean.

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New Jersey
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Maybe deserved a five but I've been to the Bronx Zoo and that one is the gold standard. Denver has mostly real life displays and a great variety of animals. Do not miss "Bear Mountain," built in early 1900s. The grizzly bears are the stars, they will stand if you do a wave up with your arms (or at least... More

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our kids had SO much fun at the Denver zoo! Some of the animals they were hoping to see were 'off exhibit' so they were sad about that. But overall it was a good experience. One word of advice though, DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THE TRAIN!!! We spent $8 to ride around in a little circle! The train doesn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I liked the nice animal environments, and the animals. They had some gorgeous zebras there, with a baby at the time, which was drinking milk from it's mother. The elephants were also very impressive.

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Morrison, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We love going to the zoo but you must go very early on the weekend we found out, there is lots going on in the area so the parking lot is full it is open to the public so go early that way you don't disappoint the kids. I recommend taking time to go to zoo lights.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The zoo is easy to walk and can be enjoyed in a couple hours. The changes made over the past few years have truly enhanced the zoo. So much better than simply having caged animals. Here the animals share habitats and the setting is very pleasant. Every year they have Zoolights which is a fun experience in the evening. Buy... More

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DEERFIELD BEACH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We're from South Florida. Planned our road trip around spending our one day in Denver at this zoo only to find the zoo closes at noon. Why? For a brew-fest so beer lovers can take over the zoo. Thought major zoos were for animal lovers. Not apparently in Denver where beer drinkers come first.

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Severn, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The zoo was very family friendly with lots of shows. My wife and I went by our selves and still enjoyed it very much. The exhibit concerning Thailand was very authentic, they have people from Thailand to help administrate. Food was good, but pricey. Lots of seating available. Bird exhibit was indoors with live birds, they were all around us.... More

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Clovis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

great zoo with good parking , nice staff, good volunteers and clean restrooms. hope u have your legs because lots of walking but great photos and when you are done you can visit the natural history museum well worth the price

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lots of animals to see and many exhibits. The elephants are great! A nice zoo to let the kids run around and explore. We even ate at the BBQ restaurant and it was really good :-) One of the nicest Zoo's we have seen.

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