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Denver Zoo

Address: 2300 Steele Street, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205
Phone Number: 720.337.1400
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Ranked #15 of 156 Activities in Denver
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and discovery, and creates...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I love the Denver zoo. The animals are in natural habitats and well cared for. Tropical Discoveries has terrific fish. I feel like I am scuba diving. THe new Toyota Elephant exhibit is fascinating. There is even a swimming cat. Staff is well informed and willing to share. Also, love all the monies. Would love to work here. This is... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Our family was looking for something to do over the weekend, while visiting Denver on business. We decided to do the zoo, and what a great day to do it. Weather in the 60's in January! A beautiful day and a great zoo! We enjoyed the layout of the zoo, the closeness to the animals, and were really happy that... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Great layout and easy to get around. Even in the winter was a lot of fun to visit. They had the elephant show that was fun to watch. They had enough indoor exhibits that you could enjoy and warm up in as you passed through the others. Clean and well maintained and they take great care of the animals!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Even in winter, we always find plenty to do. The aquarium and the primate areas are both great exhibits for inclement weather. The newer elephant exhibit is fabulous and the food options are plentiful, healthy and affordable. It is also fun (and fine) to take a picnic. Weekends can be extremely busy on nice days, but if you arrive later... More 

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Estero, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

if you like a good zoo then you will like the Denver zoo. there is not thing special about it however i would look at the park dates because they every few months have a free day at the zoo which is awesome!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We have been to a lot of zoos and this one holds many memories for me. One of my favorites! The Denver zoo is located in a great place with many animals you don't normally see. I would recommend spending all day, packing a lunch and wearing comfy shoes! Great zoo!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great zoo to visit even I. Cold weather with a combination of indoor exhibits and indoor viewing areas plus the outside venues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The weather was outstanding and the zoo was filled with families enjoying the animals and their habitats...Dolly the elephant put on a informative demonstration for us and the giraffes were also among my favorites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Really good day out lots to see double the size of what we have in the UK, if you have a under 4 take a stroller as its lots of walking. Really good value for money as well.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I've been to at least. We probably spent 40 minutes in front of the Golden Lion Tamarins alone, since there was a baby. Their overall variety of animals, the many viewing areas, the nice animal handlers, and surprisingly affordable food made this visit really great for us.

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