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Address: 2300 Steele Street, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205
Phone Number: 720.337.1400
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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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Family trip was memorable!

We went in December during the daytime and Zoo was very empty. We were a bit disappointed because many of the animals were not out especially some of the large ones like Elephants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Holly B
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Texas
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102 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went in December during the daytime and Zoo was very empty. We were a bit disappointed because many of the animals were not out especially some of the large ones like Elephants but overall the park is really nice and some of the new habitats were amazing. We stayed for Zoo lights and everyone should try it once as... More 

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Middelfart, Fyn, Denmark
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have lived in Denver for 15 years and take our 4 year old to the Denver Zoo ever chance we get. We have a membership and our daughter never says no to a trip to the zoo. I grew up in DC and I can honestly say I like this zoo better than the National Zoo. The enclosures are... More 

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Lake Barrington, Illinois, United States
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The amount of lights and quality of the presentation of Christmas lighting displays were among the best I've seen anywhere. Many zoo animals were also out. A great family experience.

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Thank Guy A
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was at the zoo by myself, and as an adult I was able to do the whole zoo in about 3.5 hours. It isn't big, but it is nice to see all the animals they have. This isn't a zoo that is big enough to hold all the possible animals, but it's large and airy enough for the visit... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice exhibits that allow the animals to be viewed easily and up-close. Walkable for all ages. The Lego displays throughout the zoo were very cool.

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Thank Aner3310
Castle Rock, Colorado
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A just right zoo-not too big, not too little. A nice variety of exhibits and animals arranged in a nice way. A fun day with a kindergarten class.

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Longmont, Colorado
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11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here and got a map. But eventually I was lost and was going in circles and could not find the lions anywhere! I felt they weren't clear in letting you know exactly where everything was and the large maps posted around the zoo did not even tell you where you're located in the zoo. The workers drove around on... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Such an easy, walkable zoo - basically a circle. There is generally an opportunity to see new baby animals year 'round because of animals' variety of breeding times and gestational periods. Favorites - Cranbeary and Lee (polar bears), Kootenai and Tundra (grizzly bears), Mahali (hippo), Kalu and Kamura (new lion cubs), Dolly, Bohdi, Billy, and Groucho (elephants), and don't forget... More 

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Buffalo, Wyoming
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful zoo with many areas and animals. Animals are more active when it's not super hot and there are less people during the school year. But have been there in the summer and still enjoyed it. They could do a little better job with their maps and directions but I find that in most of the spread out, more natural... More 

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many wonderful animals, so much to see! Wear your comfortable shoes and bring sun block, you'll be there a while! There is a place to eat and buy drinks so you can make a day of it!

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