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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Address: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5755
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America's ONLY mountain zoo. Large alpine habitats...

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America's ONLY mountain zoo. Large alpine habitats are home to over 950 different animals and approximately 180 species. All of your favorites are here - monkeys, hippos, tigers, elephants and bears (oh my!). Hand-feed their large reticulated giraffe herd, and experience animals up-close, like never before.

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Ever fed a giraffe? Neither had my family before going to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! The enclosures are beautiful implementing the beautiful surroundings of the mountain. After... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 July 2016
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Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Ever fed a giraffe? Neither had my family before going to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! The enclosures are beautiful implementing the beautiful surroundings of the mountain. After touring the zoo, take the drive to the Will Rogers Shrine and it will give the perfect ending to a wonderful visit!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Although it was a warm day, there were still a number of animals out. I wish we would have come a little earlier so more animals would have been out. Bring water and good walking shoes.

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Florissant, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

A beautiful setting and a superb zoo that will delight children of all ages. Feeding giraffes is such a delightful experience as is feeding the elephant. The hilly walkways give you a bit of a workout and summer can be HOT but this is an adventure not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a great zoo with many interactive options. We took the sky lift (chair lift) to the top of the mountain to see the incredible views. Then, we fed the giraffes pieces of lettuce. The zoo is well laid out and offered many options for viewing the animals. It is worth the visit.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Feeding the giraffes is the best part of the zoo!!!! Be prepared for a lot of exercise as you are walking up the mountain as you go through the zoo but it is so worth it! They also have a shuttle to take you up so you can walk down for a small fee. Elephant exibit is also very cool... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This was a great stop for the afternoon. Very up close with the giraffes, bears and monkeys plus a ski lift tram ride to the top of the zoo. Fed a giraffe and fed a Wallaby as they have a free range area. We got there in mid morning and already a lot of the animals were not up and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our vacation. It's a beautiful zoo set in the mountains. I would suggest wearing comfortable shoes because you'll be hiking up hills most of the day. The giraffes are adorable and you can get up close to feed them. You can also watch the elephants do their daily "yoga" at feeding time. Such a treat!! The... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is our local zoo and it's actually really nice. The zoo is pretty much all uphill since it is a zoo built into the mountain. They do offer a reusable cup you can buy for $5 that has free refills for life, however, there is only one place in the zoo where you can refill your drink. It is... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We have visited several zoo's in our travels. This is by far one of the best to us. Take the tram ride, it isn't too skeery even for the faint of heart whom are scared of heights as I am. Very informative staff, friendly and willing to answer questions. The cons... skip the food, take a pic nic lunch, way... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Besides the unique mountain setting CMZ is a special place due to the huge volume of keeper/animal training sessions or demonstrations scheduled every day for guests. It's a must to visit their website before you visit to take advantage of free and low cost programs like the moose training, lion show, or even the chance to feed an African elephant.... More 

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