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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Amazing Zoo with an Amazing History

This was a absolutely terrific zoo. My family enjoyed many hours exploring and loved feeding the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Denver, Colorado
A gem of a zoo!

This is a smaller zoo, but probably one of the nicest I've ever visited and one of my favorites... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a absolutely terrific zoo. My family enjoyed many hours exploring and loved feeding the giraffes. Interesting historical fact, the Zoo was originally started because the owner of the Broadmoor used to receive exotic animals as gifts. He eventually had so many he built...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a smaller zoo, but probably one of the nicest I've ever visited and one of my favorites. First, the giraffes. You can feed them and pet them as they come right up to the railing at the enclosure. (I think this is as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I loved the zoo in Seattle when we lived there, so we decided to give this one a try. Oh my goodness, we got bvb to feed giraffes lettuce... they were so sweet and docile... it was completely awesome. As for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love visiting the zoo whether it be with friends, family or on my own. The exhibits are beautiful with an amazing back drop of the city below. Along with being able to feed the giraffes and elephants there is a wide variety of animals....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here because we wanted to feed the giraffes & it was such a cool experience! There are quite a few of them & they come right up to you - not shy at all, so you get a quick chance to pet them...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter takes my grandson all the time to feed the giraffes. It was a great way to spend a few hours the day before Thanksgiving.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife loves going to the zoo whenever we travel. I am not a big fan of animals. This was the best and most interactive zoo we have ever been to.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and her son have season passes to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Since first coming to the Springs about 32 years ago, we have seen this little bitty zoo blossom into a world class attraction in the Pikes Peak Region. Worth the trip!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kathleen M C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice Zoo laid out on the mountainside. Feeding of the giraffes are a must and observing some of North Americas wildlife in a mountain setting is really special.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LWS1124
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is nice but be prepared for the walking. As most things around here nothing is level so some up/down hill walking.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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)
May 24, 2018|
Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
I would think parking would be very difficult over a holiday weekend. They do have a lower lot and a shuttle bus to take you up, but the place would also be VERY crowded. Going on a weekday is probably a better bet... More