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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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The Denver Zoo is amazing!

I've been to zoos and aquariums all over the country, currently work "in the industry," and I have to say the Denver Zoo is one of the best zoos/aquariums/museums I've ever been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been to zoos and aquariums all over the country, currently work "in the industry," and I have to say the Denver Zoo is one of the best zoos/aquariums/museums I've ever been too. The zoo has a nice layout, high quality indoor-outdoor accommodations for the animals that allowed for great viewing opportunities, a wide variety of animals from all over... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice zoo. Lots to see and do. We brought our three children ages 11, 9 and 6 and spent five hours here! The food choices were impressive as well. A healthy salad...? Fantastic!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I took a venture down to the Denver Zoo and happily spent multiple hours walking amongst the animals. The zoo is very clean and wasn't too outrageous on the price. There is a huge variety in animals and would recommend it to people of all ages.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The zoo has a lot of different animals that I haven't seen a lot of the other zoos I have visited. It is a bit pricey but most zoos are. Overall I was pleased with the experience.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Skip it and go to the Museum of Nature and Science instead. The zoo is like any other zoo nothing spectacular. I only go when I forget how unimpressive it really is, which is like every two years. The Nature and Science Museum is basically in the same parking lot, indoors, entertainment and learning for all ages with less kids... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the zoo in Denver. It is a zoo "done right" with a wonderful elephant pavilion as well as other animal residences that meet the need of the animals. A beautiful setting next to City Park and near the Museum of Nature an Science

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University Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

great zoo. Especially liked the elephant in the water show and the lego exhibit. Easy size to see most of the exhibits.

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I visited here with my family and cousins. There is something for everyone to enjoy! Some of the highlights were feeding the lorikeets nectar (you need to purchase the nectar but it is worth it; hang on to the cup as the birds grab them out of your hand) and seeing the elephant show. The carousel is also very fun... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Definitely a world class zoo - and at community zoo admission prices! Highlights were a rhino (in an enclosure that looked right out of Jurassic World!), elephant show, polar bear, gorillas, giraffes, bears, lions, and a baby sea lion that was doing a head bob as it was sleeping. Sooo cute. There's even a cool bit of history with the... More 

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

THis is a nice zoo. Easy to get around. Lots for kids to see. Plenty of food. Lots of bathrooms! Spend the better part of a day there with the kids.

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