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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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Easy to get around with children and much to see!

This zoo makes a great day trip with kids. The zoo is expansive but not so large that it seems like a task to get around. A great variety of animals to see!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This zoo makes a great day trip with kids. The zoo is expansive but not so large that it seems like a task to get around. A great variety of animals to see!

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

While in Denver for the day, decided to visit the zoo between the rain storms. Saw lots of animals and great exhibits. Definitely will visit again.

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Overall had a nice experience. The only complaint I have is that there was trash everywhere, but you really can't expect to keep the grounds too clean with all the field trips that visit each day!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed a lot of the exhibits that they maintain well, like the reptile and bird houses. They've also built a lot of new areas for the lions, hyenas, elephants and rhinos. That's excellent because a lot of the animals in older sections are in cages that seem rather small and a lot of the older areas don't seem... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It's a zoo. You will see animals and will walk a lot, unless you decide to take the train around the zoo. If you are planning to visit the Zoo, but the weather gets bad, you can drive through City Park to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is the best zoo in this part of the US. The kids always enjoy visiting. This visit we were able to spend some time watching the Indian Elephant playing. The apes were very active and there were quite a few new babies around the zoo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I went alone to the zoo.. it took me almost 2hr to cover the entire zoo. I even got to catch an elephant show which was pretty neat! Overall good collection of animals, birds, fishes. Definitely recommend for everyone to visit if you are in or around Denver.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We have been to zoos all over the country, San Diego, Atlanta, National Zoo in D.C., New Orleans Audubon Zoo, Nashville, and so on. I'm happy to say that the Denver zoo ranks high amongst these zoos. It is nicely laid out and easy to get around. The Toyota Elephant Passage is like being in another country. ... a must... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great family place. Clean. Well kept habitats. I love the set up, it is very easy to follow. Lots of different events. Overall great place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Visited the zoo on a Thursday morning which was busier than expected. The variety of animals here is fantastic and having visited many zoos, I would put this as one of the best. One minor issue is the amount of children here on school trips where the teachers have zero control over them. I could see some of the animals... More 

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