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Address: 2300 Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205
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Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and...

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. Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA accreditation assures the highest standards of animal care. A leader in environmental action, Denver Zoo is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species and is the first U.S. zoo to receive ISO 14001 certification for the entire facility and operations. This international certification ensures the zoo is attaining the highest environmental standards. Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in 594 conservation projects in 62 countries on all seven continents. In 2012 alone, Denver Zoo participated in 98 projects in 18 countries and more than $1 million in funds was spent by the zoo in support of animal conservation in the field.

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Great memories, beautiful grounds, but...

I am a (rare) Denver native; I have memories of crawling on the oxen wagon in the zoo as a child in the 70s, and I have been here countless times over the years. Sadly, some of... read more

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am a (rare) Denver native; I have memories of crawling on the oxen wagon in the zoo as a child in the 70s, and I have been here countless times over the years. Sadly, some of the same enclosures are still being used today, which is crazy. Yes, the grounds are beautiful and expansive, and yes, the zoo is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This a very good zoo year-round and is relatively compact. Every zoo buff should visit it and it's great for kids. But holiday lights event is spectacular -- not to be missed and terrific for all ages, even including small kiddos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I worked at Disney's Animal Kingdom for several years and I can tell you this is an Excellent Zoo! Friendly staff, great exhibits, lots of animals, lots of rare insects and snakes. This zoo is a must see in Denver, and it is a full day adventure so arrive early.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I planned my trip to the zoo early when I knew I was visiting Denver on vacation, it did not dissapoint! I love going to the zoo, and It was great they were open even though it was January! A lot of the animals were in indoor enclosures you could still visit so you didn't feel like you were missing... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't like zoos. this place solidified my opinion of zoos. it seemed dirty, place needed some upkeep.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is quite a bit of walking, so comfortable shoes are a must. Can get pretty close to many of the animals even thought they are in pens or cages. There is a gorilla and monkey exhibits and you can see all diffent kinds. The zoo even has baby animals sometimes or ones in the nurseries. Good souvenier shops

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Denver Zoo is a civic treasure. We have been measuring our kids by the polar bears for 23 years, and is still included for every trip. As the zoo grows it becomes better with each addition.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Denver Zoo fits a lot of animals into a mid-sized zoo. The animals look well-cared for, and there are some cool big cats and western-US animals. I visited in the summer, so they were pretty lazy in the heat, but the zoo is definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The December Zoo lights special exhibit is a favorite. The elephant and giraffe section is especially impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am Denver native who has been visiting the Denver Zoo for 50 years! I have watched it grow and change over the years. They just keep getting better and better. They have always been at the forefront of zoological expertise with the habitats and enrichment that they create for their animals, and it shows. Their recent Asian exhibit provides... More 

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