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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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An excellent zoo experience

This is hands down the best zoo in the Mountain West. Despite taking no public money it is obvious... read more

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Pueblo, Colorado
The best zoo around!

I’ve been here many times. I love it and go every year. Lots of hills, so it’s a workout but well... read more

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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...more
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4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5755
+1 719-633-9925
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Reviewed yesterday

This is hands down the best zoo in the Mountain West. Despite taking no public money it is obvious a lot of money has been invested in the facility and that it has a robust operating budget. The zoo is built on the side of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ronestout
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been here many times. I love it and go every year. Lots of hills, so it’s a workout but well worth it. The gorillas are always my favorite. Pack a lunch or you can buy lunch there. We make an all day excursion out...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lori V
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is truly one of the best zoo's I have ever been to. You get to see the animals up close you get to feed giraffe's and feed elephants and have so many interactions with animals there. It is very clean and the views from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gayledubois
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the family for the Light Safari a couple of days before Christmas. This was my first visit to the zoo and was very pleasantly surprised at all they had to offer. While it was on a chilly December night we were still able to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our family recently visited the awesome Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (elevation 6,714 ft.) on a snowy and cold afternoon. We loved feeding the giraffes! The animals were very active—perhaps the cold weather had something to do with it. The exhibits were informative and well done. Missed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scoop76
Reviewed 5 days ago

The animal exhibits were wonderful, but what we really loved was the sweeping panorama of Colorado Springs below. If you get a chance, visit the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun which is included with price of admission. It is very peaceful up there, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank twocrazycats
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was cool and windy on the day we visited the zoo, but we had so much fun. Our visit began at the giraffe encounter where we purchased lettuce to feed the giraffes. From evelated platforms that are level with the giraffe heads, all 6...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank debbrapilgrim
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Zoo is a must see. Great for kids and adults. The giraffe experience is the BEST! Make sure you have your phone for great video and pics.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BabsMomX5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo was amazing. The giraffes were awesome to see so close. My grandkids loved feeding them. One of the giraffes licked my daughter in the face. It was so funny. We enjoyed every moment we were there. We can’t wait to go back.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rhondac484
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is a little overpriced, but it is due to being a private zoo not funded by the state. A membership pays for itself in a few visits. It is a must for families with lots of kids. Always a good time

Date of experience: May 2018
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December 20, 2018|
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Response from Klicklic | Reviewed this property |
about $18.00
September 30, 2018|
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Response from NigelB940 | Reviewed this property |
There are regular vehicles delivering the elderly to different parts of the zoo so I think you could take one of those. But otherwise it is a pleasant walk with a few lifts (elevator)at key points.
Lacy D
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Kendra H | Reviewed this property |
A total of 5 animals died. A vulture that is endangered and had been brought in to breed. A duck, a meerkat, a peacock, and another bird (forget which one)