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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

#3 of 145 things to do in Colorado Springs Features Animals
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5755
+1 719-633-9925
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Great Zoo!

This was a fantastic zoo for my family. My children loved all the animals. Very well maintained... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lubbock, TX
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Great Family Time

I took 4 of my grandchildren here on our vacation. The zoo is nice and well maintained. The kids... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheryl H
McAlester, Oklahoma
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5755
+1 719-633-9925
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a fantastic zoo for my family. My children loved all the animals. Very well maintained zoo and perfect weather. Even with the aquatics area closed this was still a great experience. No need to bring your own stroller as they had ones to...More

Thank gabeguerra
Reviewed yesterday

I took 4 of my grandchildren here on our vacation. The zoo is nice and well maintained. The kids really enjoyed it and so did I. My husband, however is disabled and uses a scooter and since the zoo is on the side of a...More

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed yesterday

I enjoy taking my grandchildren to this zoo every chance I get. They love it and so do I. There is a great variety of animals from the local area as well as around the world. It is laid out on the side of Cheyenne...More

Thank T2845YRtimo
Reviewed 2 days ago

The exhibits are nicely done, adequate room in the enclosures, pleasant surroundings. Something to do with the family and a few spare hours.

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a very unique zoo, as fair as the location of it. It is small compared to the denver zoo, but it still has plenty to see. Went with family and had a great time. Downside was the parking, it was...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The setting is terrific and the animals are mostly housed in large, natural enclosures. Petting areas and play area for smaller kids. A carousel for all ages. Lots of food choices and a picnic area. There's also a sky ride for a small extra fee.

Thank bjswanson1789
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our three teens loved it. Beautiful setting and clean zoo. Lots to do and plenty of animals. Would recommend getting there early.

Thank christadeardorff
Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed this zoo and the ability to interact with many animals. It was great for our grandsons. The carousel was a nice break and the food service area was really nice. Be prepared to walk uphill!

Thank TWelshGeneralMgr
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the zoo with my daughter, son-in-law, and two grandkids - aged 3 and 18 mos. We had an absoloute ball since my grandkids had a great time. They especially loved feeding the giraffes. At first they were hesitant, but by the end...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Yes, all the reviews say the giraffes are amazing but until you've got your arms around one you just don't get it! And I really mean I had my arms around a giraffe's head hugging it! Way cool!

Thank Linda C
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Damarius M
17 July 2017|
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Response from Cheyenne_Mnt_Zoo | Property representative |
Hi Damarius, as many others have correctly answered, we do indeed have Peak and non-Peak days wherein pricing is different. As always, pricing depends on what day you choose to visit, the size of your party, and if you... More
8 July 2017|
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Response from Karen J | Reviewed this property |
I have an annual membership, so I can run through in 2 hours. If you're visiting as a 1-shot, 4-5 hours would be good to see exhibits, feed animals, and have some lunch. The zoo has a good layout to take you through in one... More
Krystal N
11 June 2017|
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Response from Alisa K | Reviewed this property |
If you live in Denver it is about an hour, hour and a half.