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

There are some rough spots however. Some animals looked unhealthy, some genuine concern for those creatures. It’s an OK zoo but not what I expected for a city like Denver. Bear attraction was cool with the rocks and water flowing through the exhibits. The apparently...More

Thank Cmoren
Reviewed yesterday

Built on 80 acres, this zoo is huge! We took our family here while staying in Downtown Denver and it's a short 15-20 minute ride from the Convention Center area. We also went when they had Dinosaurs setup throughout the zoo. Very festive for Halloween....More

Thank Travel_Ajent
Reviewed 2 days ago

Small-ish zoo with new tiger exhibit. Loved the Humboldt and African penguins! Great for families and our group of four adults. Eating lunch outside on an October day was a treat!. Bring your camera. The peacocks were very entertaining!

Thank Pauline N
Reviewed 4 days ago

The variety of animals is awesome, and I love the layout. It feels like the zoo goes on forever! It's very apparent that the staff love their jobs and take good care of the animals. It is also very hands-on and inviting, especially for young...More

Thank kbford8
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice zoo but looked unkempt in several areas - dead branches and weedy looking areas in spaces between public and animals that did not appear to be trying to simulate natural habitat. Free parking and decent entrance fee.

Thank Perri B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There'd always something new at the Denver Zoo. Well designed habitats and good variety of animals. There is a lot of information available about the animals. Zoo Lights are beautiful during the holiday season.

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dont take me wrong.. but you gonna need at least 3 hours to explore this amazing place! We were lucky to enjoy (besides of course all the beautiful and well maintained animals) an amazing Dino exposition! REALLY cool! Kids and adults going wild =P with...More

Thank Débora M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I spent a great afternoon strolling the zoo. There were loads of animals out and about and some cute shows to enjoy. We were able to leisurely see everything we wanted in 2 hours.

Thank Angie J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful visit to the Denver Zoo. It offers interesting and informative programs. We were anxious to see if they still had Okapi, an animal native to the Congo in Africa. Chocolate to reddish brown in color, they have stripes like a Zebra but are more...More

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family loves the Denver zoo, we go there every few weeks. Yes, they have lions, tigers and bears, even a baby giraffe but they have so many other things to see. The historic carousel, the train, the kids play area with sand box, rocks...More

Thank P426OTheidih
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Sara G
7 September 2017|
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Response from tdenver | Reviewed this property |
I think they do have a policy that is tied to the city and county for delays but you would have to ask them.
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