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“Just okay”
Review of Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo
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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. Home to 4,100 animals, representing more than 600 species, Denver Zoo is committed to species conservation by bringing science education to life and providing extraordinary experiences that foster human and animal connections. It is the most visited cultural destination in Colorado, serving 2 million people per year. Located in Denver’s City Park, the Zoo is a nonprofit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which assures the highest standards of animal care. With the mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding, Denver Zoo dedicates more than $2 million annually to zoo-led programs aimed at protecting animals within their natural habitats around the world.
Boulder, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Just okay”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Part of the problem may have been because the zoo was under construction. Also, I used to spend a lot of time at the New Orleans zoo (before Katrina) and that was an amazing zoo. For two adults it was boring, but the big cats were fascinating. We left the zoo and spent most of the afternoon wandering in the City Park and then on over to the Vine Street Pub for really good craft beer and food. So if you combine a trip to the zoo with something else, it wouldn't be bad.

Visited July 2012
Thank Lynn C
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Pearl City, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
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“Fun Time!”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

We arrived at the zoo, a few days after a heavy snowfall. This meant that majority of the animals were indoors; we wished we could view them in a natural setting but mother nature was not on our side this day. Despite the weather, we still witnessed the animals in their indoor areas. The zoo is very well kept. We walked the entire grounds in a 3.5 hour span; you really can't rush the total experience. We also had lunch in one of several eateries; staff are so friendly/making you feel welcome; food was good with diverse food options.

Visited March 2013
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colorado springs
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Day at the Zoo”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Family of five and a friend spent the day at the Denver Zoo, Saturday. A lot has changed since I had my family here the last time. It seems the Denver Zoo has made a number of changes and it has made it a much better Zoo. KIds had a great time, cost is average for a good Zoo and worth it. Free parking is great, need top get there early or you may have to drive around awhile before you find a space. Once in the Zoo it did not seem as crowded as it was. SanDiego Zoo was so crowded kids could not see animals have of the time, this was not the case for us. Crowded around the shows but broke up after that. Good time for the family.

Visited March 2013
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Denver, CO
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“a great zoo”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

I love everything about this zoo. They are constantly upgrading which is hard to do when you have no room to expand. There is a wide variety of animal in exciting and large habitats. If animals have to be in a zoo, this is a good place.

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Palm Springs, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“An amazing zoo -- great gorilla exhibit.”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Have been many times with grandchildren. Love the gorillas. The kids love everything. The polar bears are a big hit with the kids.

Visited August 2012
Thank Sue C
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