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Denver Zoo

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Address: 2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
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10:00 - 16:00
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Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and...

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. Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA accreditation assures the highest standards of animal care. A leader in environmental action, Denver Zoo is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species and is the first U.S. zoo to receive ISO 14001 certification for the entire facility and operations. This international certification ensures the zoo is attaining the highest environmental standards. Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in 594 conservation projects in 62 countries on all seven continents. In 2012 alone, Denver Zoo participated in 98 projects in 18 countries and more than $1 million in funds was spent by the zoo in support of animal conservation in the field.

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Lots to see and a lot of walking

Very well maintained and the animals appear to be well taken care of. Very fun place to spend time by yourself or with your family

Reviewed 12 May 2016
Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

Very well maintained and the animals appear to be well taken care of. Very fun place to spend time by yourself or with your family

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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Our family just moved to the Denver area. The Zoo was on our top Travel site to visit. Our little boys ages 4 and 6 loved it as we did too; so much that we ended up purchasing a year pass. The zoo's animals were so wonderful that our boys got their faces painted like a cheetah and a red... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

We visited the Denver Zoo last Friday and that was our first visit in probably seven years or so. It was much better than I remembered it. There is a lot to see. We arrived after noon and it was still quite crowded even for a regular school day. Parking can be a little difficult to find. They offer a... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Very fun zoo. We went on a cooler day and windy so not many animals outside but great to see how they also have the indoors viewing areas. I would love to return in the summer to see how it is then. Must do when in Denver take your time and enjoy there is something much to see and do... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I love this zoo. It is spread out and great for fresh air and exercise. The exhibits are great and the staff is nice. I really liked the shows they have explaining the animals.

Thank smrtblond38
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11 reviews
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We had a day to explore, so we went to the Denver Zoo. Had a wonderful time. A lot of animals, fed the giraffes, and sat through the elephant show. Highly recommend; very clean and easy to find your way around the zoo.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I've been a member of the zoo for over 20 years now and am so proud and impressed by the continuing efforts to improve the lives of the animals here. From Tropical Discovery (fish and reptiles) to Primate Panorama to Predator Ridge to Elephant Passage, a terrific improvement in space, care and quality of life for these magnificent beasts, I... More 

Thank LawrenceHDenver
Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I'm not a big zoo fan. I'm not an animal rights activist....but I'm also not a fan of caged animals. I have to say that over the years, the Denver Zoo has done more and more to reduce the exhibits that feel like "animals in cages" and increase the realism for both the visitors and more importantly, the animals. It's... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

The kids really enjoyed it as it was a little cool so not many people when we arrived and the threat of rain emptied it out. By the time we left we almost had the place to ourselves. We hadn't been in about 3 years and the improvements they've made in the animal habitats is very nice to see. Better... More 

Thank Justin N
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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at the zoo. There were even animals that i have never heard about. Very clean and friendly as well.

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