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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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“elephant exhibit” (129 reviews)
“polar bears” (80 reviews)
“big cats” (35 reviews)
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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

This is a great zoo because the habitats enable you to actually see the animals. And, the zoo is the right size that you can easily walk and see a full range of animals. New habitats for elephants and tigers are fantastic.

Thank richardbH2942NC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to this zoo as a child and I loved it just as much as an adult. It is well kept and clean and the staff is friendly. The ONLY problem we had was driving in circles for a half hour trying to find...More

Thank Badwolf7373
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My two kids had so much fun, lots of candy and activities to spend the whole day, can't wait for the Christmas lights up.

Thank Carolina F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice zoo with wide variety of animals both outdoors and in. Very informative and easy to walk through

Thank aryono
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I on a whim, visited the zoo. We ate some edibles and had the best time. The staff was friendly and genuinely cared for the welfare of the animals. I will be back. Especially for a pretzel. With cheese. And the elephants.

Thank tyranttabbies
Reviewed 4 days ago

The elephants, polar bears, and red pandas were my favorite. I don't know why we decided to go to the zoo while we were in Denver but we did. No regrets.

Thank thepartyingtraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful zoo, well maintained. Our kids loved it! We especially enjoyed the monkeys and the hippo's. There was a hippo playing with a ball just below us, I have never seen such a huge mouth open just a few feet away. It was great fun.

Thank pb735
Reviewed 1 week ago

The parking options to visit this zoo are TERRIBLE!!! Yes, we went on a Saturday, and all the close parking was full before 11:00, but they don't even offer a shuttle from the park grounds where we had to park! My daughter dropped me off...More

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so impressed by this zoo. It’s huge. Spent most of the day there. Great primate selection. Would go again.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo was one of our first excursions upon moving to Denver. Very clean, neat exhibits. Could use some updating but we enjoy it. Staff is very friendly- my kids love to go and we go quite often. The giraffe exhibit is one of our...More

Thank Jerae W
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Sara G
6 September 2017|
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Response from EvelynattA | Reviewed this property |
I believe the zoo is open most days during the winter. However, if there is a very cold spell and or, a lot of snow, they may close. Certain animals that are exceptionally effected by cold weather would be kept inside then... More
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