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Address: 2300 Steele Street, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205
Phone Number: 720.337.1400
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
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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Elephant/Rhino enclosure is the best I've seen!

This zoo is well laid out, has affordable, tasty (compared to some zoos) food and many wonderful exhibits. The Elephant area must span over an acre in total. Many places for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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New Albany, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This was a nice zoo for an afternoon visit. There was a variety of animals to see and lots of shade. I have been to zoos all over the country and was not as impressed with this zoo as others. I thought with being in a larger city they would have more modern facilities. Many of the facilities have not... More 

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This zoo is well laid out, has affordable, tasty (compared to some zoos) food and many wonderful exhibits. The Elephant area must span over an acre in total. Many places for the elephants to be, both inside and out. Most definitely would go back!

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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is not the greatest zoo in the US (but I am spoiled, my family has a membership to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha), but it is alright, I guess. The best part by far was the elephant exhibit which is set up like an East Asian village, a very neat exhibit. Other than that, it's a pretty lower-average... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This Zoo stands out from every other zoo I have seen until now in the way that instead of having the same animals that other zoos have, this zoo actually has the less common species (striped hyena instead of the more common spotted hyena, siberian tiger instead of the bengal tiger etc). This Zoo also is very active in preservation... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Denver Zoo is larger than it looks. It is laid out in a large circle. The animals are mostly in natural settings. The apes can be viewed both inside and out. The elephants can roam in a large area that includes several sections and cross-over bridges. The enclosures are complimented by informative and well-designed displays. The Zoo also provides... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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120 reviews 120 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Like any zoo, it's a mixed bag of experiences at the Denver Zoo. Plenty of good, plenty of not-so-good (it's a zoo, right?).

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our trip to the Denver Zoo. Lots of animals - great big cat exhibits and a fantastic elephant exhibit. My only complaint is that most of their food vendors were closed - guessing it was off season?

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We really had a good time visiting the zoo. The excibits were very well organized and clean!! They have a lot of animals and it wasn't that expensive. Kids and adults had a lot of fun chasing the peacock!!!! :)

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Normal, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Denver is so delightful and most everything downtown is amazing. However, the zoo is just average. The zoo is small enough, and affordable enough, that when in town, we will pop in for a few hours so the kids can stretch their legs and give mom and dad a break. Nearby are plenty of hotels and restaurants for the passerby... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

a wonderful environment for a family outing. well kept and extremely informative...great noties throughout

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