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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 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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Bolivar, Ohio
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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had an extra day in Denver and decided to fill it at the zoo. It is very clean and the volunteer staff is exceptionally friendly. There are volunteers at many of the exhibits ready to share all kinds of information. We were there on a very warm day - in the 90's - and most of the animals were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

First off, I want to admit that I am a bit spoiled with my own local zoo which has really grown and developed over the years. The Denver Zoo has free parking and decent admission prices. The facilities are clean and the park was easy to navigate. My only criticism is that the animal habitats often seemed small and out... More

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the Denver Zoo on a Sunday afternoon in August. It was hot, so lots of the animals were either inside their enclosures or hiding in the shade- not that anyone could blame them. But, in spite of that, there were still a lot of animals to see. Our favorites were the gorillas, monkeys, elephants, and cheetahs. The layout... More

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littleton
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Denver Zoo is very clean and user friendly. There are a lot of animal "houses" so if you happen to go on an "iffy weather" day, it is not a problem! Monkey Island is a favorite, although the day we went the little stinkers were hiding for the most part! There used to be a nursery that you could... More

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Pocatello, Idaho
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I would have regrete if I would miss it. Trust me. They have quite a lot of animal, and bird collection. With family, kids or simply with friends this is a great place. The best thing I like about it is the whole zoo is very clean, they also have good facilities of restrooms and restaurants. I would love to... More

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Pecos, New Mexico, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Easy to find a parking space, and very organized exhibits. Of course, water and food is very over priced, but that is to be expected. A few animals seemed to be hiding out, but the park is clean, and surprisingly you are able to find some quiet spots to sit and relax. Plan to take at least 3-4 hours to... More

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lsugurl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My fiancé and I decided to stop by the zoo during our trip to Denver. The location wasn't too hard to find and it was nothing short of amazing! They had a great show for kids that was just as entertaining for us, it's located in the wildlife area and it shows off the awesome birds at the zoo! The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Denver Zoo is a must see, its not a large zoo and its clean! The animals were beautiful. a great attraction for families Be careful at the bird show they fly around and one pooped on my husbands shirt.

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Although I visited Denver Zoo quite some time ago, (and during a very cold winter)it certainly left a lasting impression and amazing memories! Even though several animals were forced indoors, it did not detract from our viewing experience. I must admit to being passionate about animals, primates in particular, and the zoo's gorilla exhibit was a must-see. In fact, we... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

In my travels I've been to several zoos throughout the US and I believe the Denver Zoo is tops. Its moderately prices and provides spacious walking area and exhibits. The Aquarium brings species from across the globe into the mountain desert, its always a treat to see animals from around the world. Feeding time is the most exciting time to... More

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