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Address: 2300 Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205
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+1 720-337-1400
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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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New exhibits add to the greatness

Great parking and lots of educational opportunities. Fairly easy to navigate, however, the paving is a bit old and can be a bit rough in patches (still stroller and wheelchair... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great parking and lots of educational opportunities. Fairly easy to navigate, however, the paving is a bit old and can be a bit rough in patches (still stroller and wheelchair friendly). Several options for a full meal or a snack, or bring your own picnic. Make sure you check to see if there are any new babies in the nursery!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very lovely zoo. Our family likes to go to Zoos, so we've been to a lot. This one is top notch and looks like it's getting better. They exhibits were well thought out and some of the newer displays were well themed. So the Indian elephant area was themed with Indian-style buildings and decorations There was a nice play... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Off island from Guam great experience lots of animals ..we went with family & we had fun..restrooms,cafes through out zoo area,kiddie rides & all

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Maybe I'm just partial because I grew up in Colorado, but I love this zoo. They have the typical animals but they also have some you don't get to see everyday...like the Okapi, the Red Panda, and some Lemurs. I would definitely recommend it. :)

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love the Denver Zoo! We have been a member for 3 years and visit a couple times a month. It is a great place for my boys to observe, explore, and learn. If you are looking for a great family attraction this is it!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a mild September day. Animals were active which led to a great day out for the kids. The new elephant exhibit is really nice. We bought an annual family membership as we plan to visit again. Only suggestion is to improve dining options. Food choices are limited. Plus - membership gets you discounts on food and gift... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you've never been to ZooLights during the holidays, it is a must see. Plan your trip to Denver, CO accordingly!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We like visiting the zoo, both in Denver and when we are in other cities. The Denver zoo is a nice zoo, and generally has something new to see.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Super Zoo, so many animals to see in their wonderful worlds. Lots of new very young members too. The walkways are beautiful with animals peaking out at you. Winter was great; summer will be even better! Buildings are ecologically perfect; feel like you are in their native land. Will go again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Denver Zoo is world class and worth a visit if you like Zoo's. The are constantly upgrading and the Zoo is strong supporter of conservation efforts around the world. Nearby City Park is a nice place for a picnic and there is a great playground for young ones if you take the south exit from the Zoo (you cannot... More 

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