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Address: 2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
Phone Number: +1 720-337-1400
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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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Rainforest exhibit had unusual animals

My kids and I enjoyed the rare reptiles birds and amphibians in the Rain forest area. It was a cold day when we visited and this was the perfect area to visit. My husband and I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids and I enjoyed the rare reptiles birds and amphibians in the Rain forest area. It was a cold day when we visited and this was the perfect area to visit. My husband and I liked that the zoo has beer kiosks throughout the park for adults.

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West Berlin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Zoo is a fun place to bring your family!!!! They have a feed the giraffe option! They have a feed the bird option which was a fun way to interact with the beautiful birds!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Denver Zoo is laid out well and has an oval shape to it so that you can walk around the oval and see everything. Although there are areas where you can cut through if you want to skip certain areas. The big highlight to this zoo is the Lion 🦁 and ESPECIALLY the elephant exhibition. It is the best... More 

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Elise T, Social Media/Marketing Specialist at Denver Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Stan--thanks for the positive feedback! We currently have two prides of lions both are so much fun to watch :) And we're very proud of Toyota Elephant Passage and the complex habitat it offers our elephants. We're gearing up for another exciting season of Zoo Lights. Hope you can join us this year! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have gotten into the habit of visiting the zoo in any major city we go to. The Denver zoo did not disappoint. They had a broad range of exhibits and animals. We went on a fairly crowded day and did not have any issues with being able to view animals. They also had tons of clean... More 

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HASTINGS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family went there for the boo at the zoo event. There was a lot of stuff to do there, staff was helpful. Only downside is the prices. The train ride which is very short, is very expensive so skip that if you can.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looks like they are investing in this zoo. The lions were awesome and so accessible. Most animals could be seen whether they were outside or inside. Lots of buildings and great use of space. The gift shop was huge and had a good variety of products. Very clean.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First-Time visit for us to this site, & our expectations were unrealistically high, & we were therefore disappointed. After all, Denver is a sports' city, both from a professional & an amateur standpoint. Sports all-year around when there is snow for the winter season! As a city, it has other great qualities including the arts, media, & tourism. Therefore, a... More 

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denver, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have bought member passes since my first grandchild was born 8 years ago. Her favorite is the elephants. The memberships are a great deal especially if you go several time a year. The staff is helpful and most days are sunny in Colorado!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been a member for years, love this zoo! Be sure to stop by the gift shop for a great selection of unique, made in Colorado, gift selection!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting the Denver for the first time, my husband and I went to the Denver zoo. There were not many animals out during the time we visited( between 3-5) on a Sunday evening. The map wasn't clear. I enjoyed the washed away art exhibits.

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