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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Is Beautiful!

The improvements that have been made have been well thought out, walking paths are better and there... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Unique Zoo

This zoo doesn't have the largest selection of animals I've ever seen, but the location is unique... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Abigail Y
Bentonville, Arkansas
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“sky ride”(219 reviews)
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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 via mobile

The improvements that have been made have been well thought out, walking paths are better and there are more areas to sit, both in food areas and throughout the zoo in general. Animal habitats are natural, the animals appear healthy, and the interactions we saw...More

Thank lgrumpy43
Reviewed 3 days ago

This zoo doesn't have the largest selection of animals I've ever seen, but the location is unique (perched high on a mountain with lovely views) and there are a lot of feeding experiences (giraffes, elephants, chickens, etc.). This looks like a great place for people...More

Thank Abigail Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to a very large zoo before, and this one is smaller, but don't let this discourage you from going. The zoo does a good job with what it offers. It is worth doing multiple times. I haven't gotten to take the sky...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The zoo was a highlight of our vacation to Colorado...myself and 4 grandkids ages 4-13. You begin with seeing the giraffes and suggest purchasing their lettuce to feed them, watching the kids hold it out for their long tongues to grab, was priceless. Was a...More

Thank kimmyhawks6
Reviewed 6 days ago

This zoo is a must see with the family. My teen boys even liked it. The lift up the mountain was fun. You were able to see alot of animals down below. I think it was well priced too.

Thank Dee W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo definitely lives up to its name -- it's on the side of a mountain, which means there are some hilly climbs up and down to see all the animals. It also means beautiful views! It was pretty unique to be able to...More

Thank Marisa C
Cheyenne_Mnt_Zoo, Public Relations Manager at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, Marisa! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Just one quick clarification for others who will read it - there is a viewing area, playground, climbing wall and snack shop at the top of the Sky Ride,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice zoo with great views but confusing to navigate and were working on the hippo and penguin are so we could not see them.

Thank Robbin R
Cheyenne_Mnt_Zoo, Public Relations Manager at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Robbin, Thanks for coming to visit our unique mountain zoo! Our penguins and hippos will return summer 2019 when their new habitat, which is currently under construction, is scheduled to open.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo just keeps getting better. My top two times to go are around Christmas, when the lights are up, and any time when the giraffes are out. A long time ago, there were rye-krisp vending machines, which was cool. However, today's arrangement of...More

Thank Kwooleyy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built into the side of Cheyenne Mountain, the zoo is incredibly beautiful! Feeding the giraffes was incredible .... they are so friendly! We also enjoyed the other exhibits and discussions with the zookeepers. We went in July and we went first thing in the morning....More

Thank zfamilybcai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and animals. While slightly hilly...Very easy to navigate. Feed the eagerly waiting giraffes for a modest fee. Also I was able to feed a friendly elephant! Free parking! next year the penguin will be back in a new habitat...they are creating now...More

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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
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