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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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2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
+1 720-337-1400
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A little costly but kids absolutely loved it. My youngest had the biggest blast following the ducks and peacocks around the grounds

Thank Nikkie E
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Our kids dubbed it the Denver Death March because of the size & amount of walking. They were; 8, 10, &13 the first time we visited from MN. It is a larger zoo if you are used to smaller community zoos (like Como Zoo in...More

Thank dawnra362016
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Make sure to take the kids, this is one of the best zoos we have been to. Make sure to take a hat and sunblock

Thank IneedSomeSleep
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This zoo is so well laid out. The animals appear to be well taken care of. We visited on a hot day, so some of the animals were in shaded/protected areas so we could not see the animals. We had a great time. We didn't...More

Thank louhar44
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Every time I come here, there's something new. New habitats, new exhibits. The kids will love Boo at the Zoo for Halloween and Zoo Lights for Christmas. Great family traditions!!

Thank Trackerhun
Reviewed 26 July 2016

beautiful zoo, lots of animals and even building a new area for the tigers, I would suggest that you time it perfectly. seems about 2 o'clock a lot of the animals were resting from eating, but they were still visible.

Thank igorsnana
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We've been members of the Denver Zoo for a few years now. Mostly because it's a big place for the kiddos to run and explore together. The most fun we have is for Zoo Lights! There aren't very many animals to see unless you come...More

Thank Tlaana
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Visited here on what turned out to be a very hot day unfortunately. However we got to see about 80% of the zoo and loved every minute of it. The animals habitats are large and they are easily visible from multiple angles. The zoo also...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great day at the zoo. Many shaded and indoor areas which made the heat quite tolerable. You can bring your own food as long as no glass and no straws which is great!

Thank joycerb17
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

They love the zoo!!! So many animal, activities, food!! A must when in Denver and specially with kids !!!!

Thank Mike B
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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
Donna J
16 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