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Denver Zoo

#8 of 255 things to do in Denver Features Animals
2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
+1 720-337-1400
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Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and discovery, and creates connections with people, animals and nature. And every day, we’re working to save animals and conserve wildlife here and around the world. Your visit and support aids in all these efforts- Thank you. Home to 4,100 animals, representing more than 600 species, Denver Zoo is committed to species conservation by bringing science education to life and providing extraordinary experiences that foster human and animal connections. It is the most visited cultural destination in Colorado, serving 2 million people per year. Located in Denver’s City Park, the Zoo is a nonprofit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which assures the highest standards of animal care. With the mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding, Denver Zoo dedicates more than $2 million annually to zoo-led programs aimed at protecting animals within their natural habitats around the world.
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2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
+1 720-337-1400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Denver zoo is a lot of fun, they have special events and even like meet and greets with the animals. The to downfalls of the place is, the train works only half the time and be careful where you eat some restaurants are as...More

Thank ckr128
Reviewed yesterday

I cheated in that I didn't have to face the crowds. I attended the Zoo for a business reception after hours that allowed for more private viewing of the animals. The negative was that it was later in the evening, so many of the animals...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed yesterday

We visited with my eight year old daughter and she had an amazing time, declaring it the "best zoo" she's ever visited. We saw the entire place in about three hours and did not feel rushed. It is a well maintained zoo with a lot...More

Thank Karie T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I visited the zoo because it was included in the Mile High Culture Pass. This zoo is okay. I don't think we would have visited if it wasn't included in the Culture Pass. I don't believe I would have spent money to...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We get a membership every year and it's worth it. We use it regularly. So many fun events!we have bunked with the beasts, a sleepover in a safari tent! So cool! I was more excited than my husband and 5 year old but they also...More

Thank todoynada911
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a couple hours walking part of the zoo (we didn't have time to see it all), and while it was ok, we weren't blown away with what we saw. Certainly not on par with the San Diego Zoo or the Minnesota Zoo, but don't...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love going to this zoo I am a member and as one I get in 30 minutes before the other admissions. Seeing the babies is so nice and the new tiger exhibit is great.

Thank Kathie78
Reviewed 2 days ago

My hubbie and I enjoyed our stroll through the zoo. We forgot not to come mid-day because most of the animals were asleep. There was an interior areas for monkeys. These monkeys were the cutest things ever; so many varieties. I have never seen any...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice zoo set up. Getting ticket was easy and quick. $17 for adults, which I didnt mind paying as this goes to the care of the animals and this zoo is well maintained. Great set up where you can get really nice pictures and...More

Thank Danniogirl12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited with son, daughter-in-law, and 2 year old grandson. I've been to quite a few zoos and this one is a class A experience. Of course family friendly. Free parking and reasonable admittance price. Great variety of 'creatures'. Nice, efficient layout. Pretty much level walking....More

Thank Brian L
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Lauren N
18 June 2017|
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Response from Gina G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if the day of week matters. I went on a Tuesday and was fairly busy with groups of day camp kids. It is better to go early in day as many animals were hiding out from the hot afternoon sun.
Jaime P
27 March 2017|
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Response from Patrick P | Property representative |
Currently there is a line to purchase tickets and we estimate the wait at five minutes. Tickets are available online and can be used directly from your phone. The optimal times to visit the Zoo in the spring/summer season... More
Donna J
16 March 2017|
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Response from Daine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are manual wheelchairs for $7.00 and motorized wheelchairs for $30.00