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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5755
+1 719-633-9925
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Worth the trip!

This is a beautiful place with many animals. The giraffes were the best! The animal shows were... read more

Reviewed today
Brandi L
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Best. Zoo. Ever.

We adore this zoo. When we are in town (a month or two our of every year) we go once or twice a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dragoncoach
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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.
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“giraffe exhibit” (223 reviews)
“sky ride” (226 reviews)
“feed giraffes” (71 reviews)
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4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5755
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a beautiful place with many animals. The giraffes were the best! The animal shows were awesome too, and plentiful...it just so happened that we caught several of them because we were there. We spent 8 hours there and saw everything except the wolves....More

Thank Brandi L
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Reviewed yesterday

We adore this zoo. When we are in town (a month or two our of every year) we go once or twice a week. If you are going more than once invest in the lettuce punch card for the giraffes. My kids could spend all...More

Thank dragoncoach
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Reviewed yesterday

By far, the best zoo we've ever been to. Immaculate grounds and enclosures for the animals. Super friendly staff. Food was good too!

Thank Kris G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an amazing and awesome zoo! I always have felt bad in the past when I see zoo animals in some terrible exhibits but not here! They have beautiful habitats here. The giraffe habitat was the best. You can feed them fresh lettuce and their...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an awesome zoo. We spent 5 hours walking around and seeing all the animals. A must see is also the ride up to the shrine, which is included with your admission

Thank bduncan1971
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just returned from a most amazing experience. I have always loved the gentleness and beauty of giraffes, and was actually able to feed and pet these magnificent creatures. Believe it or not, there were 18 giraffes all happy to eat out of my hand and...More

Thank Prestochango1
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This zoo has a unique layout! Love the way it's sort of terraced up the side of the mountain! The giraffe experience alone makes it worthwhile to go but our kids loved the other animals as well

Thank Kelvin T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m not a zoo person but our kids love it. This zoo is a long side a mountain so you are walking up a bit of an incline. Lots of trees and shelter for the animals. There are snack stands and a small restaurant as...More

Thank MontanaBJ
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed an extra day in CO after deciding to visit this zoo. I cant understand wow so many reviews were so impressed with this place. Sad... it was rundown , animals were in tight quarters, and there was very little to look at. The...More

Thank gigity2015
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great zoo for all the obvious reasons but you also get exercise and a magnificent view to boot! If you don’t want the exercise you can take a tram all over for $2! This zoo is older but they are working every...More

Thank Bonnie B
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desipott
May 24, 2018|
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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
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2daisy
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Priscilla M | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any otters but I saw a beaver. I don’t think anyone was feeding him though
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2daisy
May 8, 2018|
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Response from Cheyenne_Mnt_Zoo | Property representative |
Yes, we have North American river otters in Rocky Mountain Wild, between the grizzly viewing tower and the lynx exhibit!
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