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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
+1 720-337-1400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

People of Denver should be very proud of their zoo. The layout is great and provides spacious walkways with ample shaded areas. The variety of exhibits is vast. The habitats are very well tended. There are a lot of benches for taking short breaks and...More

Thank nactraveler
Reviewed yesterday

After reading a prior review, where the Reviewer spoke down about this zoo, I was surprised to find a very nice zoo with an excellent array of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish. The exhibits were set up in a way to lead the Attendee to...More

Thank Billy C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Outstanding layout. Traffic flowed perfectly. Exhibits were clean and well presented. Lots of room to move around. I highly recommend this Zoo!

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The zoo is wonderful. We got to watch one show due to is not getting there until 200. It was very hot that day and made it thru the zoo and back to our car before the rain moved in.

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This will be the best regular day ever. And I think it's impossible to be bored with this place. Go early. Any weather and you will love it. Hot and zoo? hit the shade of the apes early in the morning. Cold and zoo? check...More

Thank Neika S
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago 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

1  Thank Alex M
Reviewed 6 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
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Lauren N
19 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
28 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
17 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