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Denver Zoo

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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 4 days ago via mobile

It was a great zoo with a big variety of animals. We used the Denver Culture Pass to save a lot of money.

Thank Tip T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had a few hours free and it was a gorgeous day so I thought I'd visit the zoo. Easy uber ride from downtown. $17 to get in. Maybe I'm spoiled with the Ft Worth Zoo, which is amazing, but the Denver zoo was disappointing....More

Thank Stacy D
Reviewed 4 days ago

We are never disappointed at this zoo. One of my favorites.Well maintained and landscaped, appealing environment for their animals and good eats for their visitors! . We were able to see the Polo bear swim and it was stunning.

Thank Buddhika S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the morning and strolled through the zoo. The giraffes were my fav! Caught the feeding of the sea lions, nicely done. Thought there could have been a few more signs to help you navigate without missing anything, lots of loops and twists to the...More

Thank bbmeekhof
Reviewed 5 days ago

This zoo has great animals and a great variety. I would make it a must visit if you have kids or enjoy animals. I would make sure you visit the zoo its one of the best in the country.,

Thank jackson5555
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are never disappointed at this zoo. One of my favorites. We love the exhibits and the volunteers are great!!

1  Thank aahenderson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our four children (ages 16, 14, 12, and 10) are reaching the age in which they feel zoos are for little kids. In fact, they were downright negative when we told them we would visit the Denver Zoo. Thankfully, their moods quickly changed when they...More

Thank BCordray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fun zoo to visit. Very clean and well kept. There was a new tiger exhibit which I thought was nice. A lot of animals were out and about so it was fun to see them. They even allowed peacocks to roam freely...More

Thank PumpkinSeed464
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my son here as it was not far from our downtown Denver hotel (maybe 15-20 minutes) & had heard good things about the zoo & it did not disappoint. The greeter folks are so friendly & give you info on what's happening now/today...More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Denver Zoo with four grandchildren, ages 2 through 8. There was so many things for all age groups including this 70 year old. One of the best Zoos in the nation and I have been to many across he country...don't stop improving!

Thank George C
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Sara G
6 September 2017|
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Response from tdenver | Reviewed this property |
I think they do have a policy that is tied to the city and county for delays but you would have to ask them.
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