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Address: 2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
Phone Number: 720.337.1400
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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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Great experience!

The animals were actually active unlike most zoos I've been to!! The price to get in wasn't that bad and they had shows available to watch for free daily!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's been about 6 years since I e been to the Denver Zoo... Everytime I go I never see animals and yes it's a zoo they are I don't know if they are hiding or the zoo has them in there cages I just never really see them...it's good place to walk around...I think they need to do a huge... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The animals were actually active unlike most zoos I've been to!! The price to get in wasn't that bad and they had shows available to watch for free daily!

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think the zoo is a decent size. There are plenty of different types of animals to see. The "shows" were cancelled the day I was there so I can't talk about them but if you go in the summer, definitely bring an umbrella or hat for shade. There are not a lot of shady spots to hide from the... More 

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our last day of vacation and we decided to go to the Denver Zoo. This is a really decent clean zoo with a great variety of animals and it's a nice way to spend a few hours. Of course, some of the animals are available for photo ops and some are not just like any other zoo. Parking can be... More 

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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really like the Denver Zoo. They have some fairly new enclosures but was impressed with the lion enclosure. Mostly glass so you feel as though you are right with them. Really enjoyed feeding the lorikeets. Each area has a theme like Africa. The main gift shop is great and very large for a zoo. I highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We live in the Denver Metro area and love to visit the Zoo at least once a year on our own and then always take family down to visit for a day when they come in from out of town. This a whole day activity that is just so much fun for everybody! So interesting on so many levels. Highly... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to the Denver Zoo twice now and one thing that's consistent is the lack more popular animals out in their pens. Big Cats were missing Gorillas in hiding and the poor Polar Bears looked real depressed about not being anywhere near the North Pole. Maybe it was the heat. It was 85 that day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must go to visit with family! Interactive staff! Pricing is good! Food, and the gift shops are great!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best Zoo ,,good walking exercise,lots of animals,been going here for 40 years...Used to get yearly passes when the kids were younger

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

1st - We enjoyed the visit. Animals seemed well cared for. We went on a Friday. If you belong to another zoo, bring that ID card for admission discount. 2nd - getting there was not easy - google gave us wrong directions and it was busy, so finding a parking space took some time. The zoo recommends this as a... More 

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