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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5755
+1 719-633-9925
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Animals close enough to touch!

I don’t remember ever touching a giraffe and everyone can experience this at the very beginning of... read more

Reviewed today
Melanie L
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Decatur, AL
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Great Zoo in the Mountains

What a great zoo! Unfortunately, the week before we visited, the zoo was hit by a bad hail storm... read more

Reviewed yesterday
VanDo
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Lebanon, New Jersey
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Colorado Springs is home to America’s ONLY mountain zoo. Located at 6,800 feet above sea level, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers breathtaking views of the city and of its 750 animals. The unique design of the Zoo’s animal exhibits gets guests closer than ever before. Hand-feed one of the largest reticulated giraffe herds in the world, watch grizzlies swim with trout, hop next to red-necked wallabies and get hands on with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents in The Loft. Have a WILD adventure at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – see the animals, ride an antique carousel, eat a gourmet lunch at the Grizzly Grill and ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride to the Zoo’s summit. Visit 365 days a year for family fun at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
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4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5755
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Reviewed today via mobile

I don’t remember ever touching a giraffe and everyone can experience this at the very beginning of the zoo! It was awesome to see so many animals in such a short time in natural looking habitats. The monkeys were very active, as were the wolves....More

Thank Melanie L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great zoo! Unfortunately, the week before we visited, the zoo was hit by a bad hail storm. However, most of the exhibits were still open. It was really interesting the way the zoo levels were tiered and there were suspended walkways over enclosures....More

Thank VanDo
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Reviewed yesterday

The giraffe exhibit was the best! It was a lot of fun feeding them lettuce. Getting so "up close and personal" with the giraffes (actually feeling their tongue grab the lettuce from my fingers was very cool) was an experience I have not had at...More

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Too steep for elderly. Use pass and after feeding giraffes drive up the mountain to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Beautiful views of all of Colorado Springs. Visitor center with information on Spencer Penrose who established much of the area.

Thank Jschuller
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is like no other zoo you have visited. Newly remodeled, with continued upgrades and renovations being completed to their Hippo lodging, Cheyenne Zoo is built on the side of the Pikes Peak Mountain Range. The large primate enclosure is impeccable and...More

Thank Mskitty1974
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From what I've heard, this is the only mountainside zoo in the world. We are pass holders and go frequently. Make sure you go up to the Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit to see what animals we have in Colorado. This zoo is also very hands...More

Thank Rieslingfamtravels
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing. I’ve never been to a more interactive zoo in my life. It was so perfect for my 4 year old. They had really reasonable prices on the animal feedings and we didn’t plan to be there for any particular feedings or...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I cannot put into words how amazing this zoo was. One word of caution, since it is built ont he side of a mountain, there is some reasonable walking up and down hill to see the various exhibits and animals. That said, the whole experience...More

Thank DrewH1974
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the most awesome zoos EVER!!! It is the perfect size, great selection of animals and the views are unforgettable

Thank Mamabutt
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a fun zoo. We enjoyed our trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We got there fairly early in the morning and had plenty of parking to chose from. The climb up the mountain was quite the feat. It seemed like everything was uphill every...More

Thank CountryMomx2
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desipott
25 May 2018|
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Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
I would think parking would be very difficult over a holiday weekend. They do have a lower lot and a shuttle bus to take you up, but the place would also be VERY crowded. Going on a weekday is probably a better bet... More
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2daisy
23 May 2018|
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Response from Priscilla M | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any otters but I saw a beaver. I don’t think anyone was feeding him though
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2daisy
9 May 2018|
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Response from Cheyenne_Mnt_Zoo | Property representative |
Yes, we have North American river otters in Rocky Mountain Wild, between the grizzly viewing tower and the lynx exhibit!
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