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“Great experience even in the cold” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
719-633-9925
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Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: A gorgeous natural setting is just one of the things this zoo has going for it. Baby meerkats, a Kamodo dragon and art done by an elephant are a few others.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Prague, Czech Republic
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“Great experience even in the cold”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We went in early November so a lot of animals weren't in their outside enclosures but inside it's so close that it doesn't matter. Being able to pet and interact with the animals was the highlight.
Lots of different species of animals.....make sure you go to a 'feeding' or 'show' it's awesome too.

It was great pretty much having the zoo to ourselves because of the time of year....no kids...just us and the animals....

Visited November 2013
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Baker, Nevada
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“Excellent and Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The first time we visited here was in the 1970's. At least two if not more times. Then again in the 80's and again in the mid 1990's. As soon as schedules work out we plan on visiting it again with our daughter and her family. In places it is quite a hike to some of the exhibits but they do have like a train like thing that you can ride. I always love going back to see what has changed and improved. We also enjoyed the drive to the Will Rogers Shrine which sit up on the mountain behind the zoo, with bells the chime on the hour.

Visited December 2012
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“A well cared for zoo focused on continuous improvement”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Boasting itself as the highest altitude zoo in N. America, the views of Colorado Springs from the zoo are spectacular in their own right. A zoo built into the side of a mountain offers unique animal enclosures with better viewing perspectives than flatland zoos. You can stand face to face with giraffes on elevated walkways, and feed them too. Their black tongues are long and they can be playful. If you stand with your back to the enclosure and put a treat on your shoulder and have someone camera ready, you can capture a photo with a giraffe posing with his head next to yours. There are elevated walkways in the elephant enclosure as well. Walking up into the zoo is a bit of a hike as the paths can be steep in some places, and since you are 6800 ft above sea level, the air is thin. There are lots of benches for those who need to stop and rest and strollers are advised for younger kids. The zoo offers a ski lift type skyway for an extra fee, riding it up and walking down is a good idea for those who tire easily. Admission fees range from $11-17.50 depending on the time of year and the age of the guest. With 146 acres and over 800 animals, plan plenty of time (3+ hours) to take it all in.

Visited October 2013
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Abilene, Texas
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“Loved this zoo ! 😝”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

This zoo is awesome and oh so pretty ! It's based on the side of Cheyenne Mountain which helps to add to the beauty of this place !
The animals are seemingly happy and at peace with their surroundings ! The views from up there r amazing ! It's such a relaxing atmosphere and u can wander around at your own pace ! We loved it !

Visited November 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Fine Private Zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Over the past few years, the zoo has made terrific enhancements to its animal environments. Ride to the top and walk down if you're not accustomed to the altitude.

Visited October 2013
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