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Denver Zoo

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Address: 2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
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10:00 - 16:00
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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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This is a nice clean zoo, and surprisingly not that busy. Has some animals you wouldn't usually see at other zoos, like kea and vultures. Due to it being so hot, a lot of the... read more

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Auckland, New Zealand
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a nice clean zoo, and surprisingly not that busy. Has some animals you wouldn't usually see at other zoos, like kea and vultures. Due to it being so hot, a lot of the animals were asleep and hard to spot. A bit stinky in some of the cages. Strangely there are quite a few rabbits and squirrels hanging... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the Denver Zoo!!! And in classic Denver fashion they even have their own Great Divide brew called Zooski....which you can get in a keepsake cup which can be refilled for 5 dollars! Neat! Now back to the animals...the giraffes are the best!!! Go say hello to little Dobby, the zoos newest giraffe baby! There are a lot of interactive... More 

Thank Lindzard81
Greeley, Colorado
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Denver Zoo is quite the spectacle. Many great attractions that you can spend all day at. Toyota has invested a lot into the elephant exhibit making it very unique and high quality.

Thank bschleiger
Lakewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In my opinion, the Denver Zoo is fabulous! Easy to park, easy to walk around, lots of shade, good food, clean, great exhibits and small enough to see it all in one visit. My only wish is if they would please get some Chimpanzees!!!

Thank goodeatstraveler
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you go by yourself, as a couple, with the kids, or get grandma out of the house, this is definitely somewhere special to visit! Since additions and upgrades have been made to this lovely zoo, it has now become a great attraction to offer individual and family fun and knowledge. Affordable and fairly level, it is perfect for all... More 

Thank RSDenver
Denver, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to the Denver zoo so often with my kids I know it by heart. What most visitors don't know is that Dwnver is a "breeding" zoo. It has the main Denver location as well as the wild animal sanctuary. In addition there are holiday attractions such as Boo at the zoo, ZooLights, etc. Overall it is a... More 

Thank Rala M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So we purchased the culture pass and did some hoping around. This zoo was amazing. Animals are literally just chilling and the set up was great. Wasn't a fan of the restaurant they had but the main attraction(animals) were great. We even got our picture drew!

Thank ChrisSy R
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The zoo is set up in a circle and with minimal gawking you can easily go through this in under 2 hours. Add any time for extra stopping, meals, and breaks. It is not a large zoo. The concessions are average and high priced, so bring your own food and drinks and eat in your car or the picnic area.... More 

Thank Michael E
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Denver zoo is always changing and upgrading the animal habitats. They keep the experience fresh and every time I go - there is always something new. The zoo has done a great job making it easy to see the young animals interact with their family and they are fun to watch.

Thank Christy L
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Denver Zoo is a wonderful place. All the different sections are beautifully designed. You get to see animals that you would never get a chance to see in nature anywhere else. The elephants section is so cool! You also get to do a lot of exercise, because walking there will score you a lot of steps. However, the zoo isn't... More 

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