I've been to this zoo 3 times in the past 7 years, each time I've vacationed in CO. It is a great zoo! I'm from New Orleans and thought our zoo was impressive, but this is my favorite by far! I've been once with my elderly mother, once with my adult daughter, and the last time with her, my adult son and his 7-yr-old daughter. Each time was better than the last. The animals were all easy to see, for the most part-- there are always some who hide from time to time, but that's to be expected. All the exhibits were well done, except the monkey house for the small monkeys-- that is rather outdated and pretty stinky. But the giraffes, meerkats, elephants, bears, etc., were all very easy to see. The exhibit of the big cats is really great-- you can go inside a glass-encased opening where they like to sun themselves and get real close-up views! It was wonderful. My granddaughter and I went up the incline ride and she loved the little play area at the top as much as the ride itself, which had spectacular views. She also loved petting the wallabies and the "Big Backyard", and of course, feeding the giraffes. We all had the best time. Of course, we always visited in late spring/early summer, so there were no worries about ice, snow or freezing temperatures keeping the animals hidden or making walking difficult. I am at a loss as to why some reviewers were upset about those conditions when they visited in January or other winter months... The price of admission is kind of high, but not at all out of line with any other zoo I've ever been to in the last couple of decades. It isn't a roadside zoo, after all. I recommend it to everyone, and we will be back each time we're in the area, for sure!
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