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“Fun and educational for all ages!”
Review of Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo
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Ranked #8 of 260 things to do in Denver
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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.
Reviewed November 25, 2009

I visited in late November, and was pleased how many people were attending- many were repeat visitors. The zoo was much bigger than anticipated, and took about 4 hours to see everything. I never knew so many animals existed. Some were ones you don't normally see. I arrived about 10am, and was able to view most of the animals. There is lots of information about the animals near their areas, and several programs where the zoo keepers interact with the animals. I watched one where they worked with the lions that was interesting. Some of the exhibits had more than one viewing area- for example you could look at the animals outside, then go inside and view from the animals closer up behind glass. There were lot's of young kids at the zoo when I went, and none appeared to be bored. The zoo is over 100 years old, but it looks like they keep on making improvements. They are working on an expanded Asian animal area, part of a 10-year plan to upgrade the various areas, vegetation etc. although the current version looks great.

Thank spacepilot500
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

The Denver Zoo had a great variety of exhibits and animals for the whole family to enjoy. The kids loved the sea lion feeding demonstration and the adults all loved the amphibian and reptile exhibits. The zoo had a very natural feel; the 'cages' were surrounded by beautiful plantlife that did not obstruct the children's view. Overall we had a great time and saw a great variety of wildlife!

Thank ElainaG
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

The way the dispalys were designed you really felt close to all the animals. Everything was neat and clean. Definitely need a day to see eveything so wear comfy shoes but it's worth every minute. Easy to find and free parking.

Thank ChristyMassachusetts
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Reviewed September 9, 2009

We recently visited Denver and heard that the Zoo was worth a visit. It was $12.00 per person, but worth the money. It was a large zoo and very well kept. It was a warm day, so the animals weren't very active, but they were all out in the open. We got some great pictures. I highly recommend the Denver Zoo!

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Reviewed August 16, 2009

Our family of 5...2 adults and 3 boys....ages 11, 9 and 7 all really enjoyed this zoo. It is quite large. We try to go too zoos everywhere we visit and this is definately one of the best....

Thank CallmeTrace
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