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Denver Zoo

2300 Steele Street, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205
720.337.1400
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Ranked #10 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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Westland, Michigan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
39 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We love zoos and always try to check out a zoo on vacation. The Denver zoo did not disappoint. The entry fee was a pretty good price and they gave us a discount for a being a zoological society member from another zoo which was nice. The overall layout of the zoo was awesome. We were able to check out... More

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NC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This place is so clean! I enjoyed visiting and the animals are well cared for and the displays are convenient and educational. The flow and layout of the zoo is perfect.

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Jupiter, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We went in August, and it was really hot! Of course that is not the zoo's fault. I must say though, there is very little shade. I liked everything, especially that the animals seem to have plenty of room. We were there in the middle of the day, and did not see a lot of the animals, as they might... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Special at Xmas with zoo wide light display. Animals are well taken care of and healthy. Train ride for kids. Many separate areas and houses so there are places to get warm. Pricing is on high side look for specials.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I've been to several zoos in the past few years (DC, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Philadelphia), and out of those, I have to say my favorite, by far, was the Denver Zoo. What caught me the most at this zoo was the intricate exhibits and overall quality of the buildings, grounds, etc. The zoo looked brand new and it was obvious... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Cages are way to small, Especially the tiger & monkey cages. The animals looked miserable. Also there was a large crowd for everything, and it was pricy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

As a Denver native, I have watched this zoo transition from a few caged creatures to a lush, paradise for endangered species worldwide. Bring your lunch, and plenty of batteries for your camera as you will want to stay all day long. Shady, well kept paths allow you to meander, or jog while protected from the high elevation sunshine Denver... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing and enjoyable day at this zoo. Lots of natural habitats and zookeepers available with a hands on visit with the animals. The map of the park is a little difficult to follow but staff seemed to be around when you needed help.

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LITTLETON
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had an awesome time at the zoo. Lots of fun animals to view and watch play. We were even lucky enough to find a place for a picnic lunch in view of Monkey island. This made our visit!!

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Boulder City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Visited Denver for Christmas. My boyfriend's family goes to the Denver zoo for the Christmas lights every year. It was amazing. But you have to buy the one dollar glasses, they make the event so much more exciting. It was absolutely beautiful. Don't miss it!

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