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Address: 2300 Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205
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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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We love the Denver Zoo! We have been a member for 3 years and visit a couple times a month. It is a great place for my boys to observe, explore, and learn. If you are looking for... read more

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love the Denver Zoo! We have been a member for 3 years and visit a couple times a month. It is a great place for my boys to observe, explore, and learn. If you are looking for a great family attraction this is it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a mild September day. Animals were active which led to a great day out for the kids. The new elephant exhibit is really nice. We bought an annual family membership as we plan to visit again. Only suggestion is to improve dining options. Food choices are limited. Plus - membership gets you discounts on food and gift... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you've never been to ZooLights during the holidays, it is a must see. Plan your trip to Denver, CO accordingly!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We like visiting the zoo, both in Denver and when we are in other cities. The Denver zoo is a nice zoo, and generally has something new to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Super Zoo, so many animals to see in their wonderful worlds. Lots of new very young members too. The walkways are beautiful with animals peaking out at you. Winter was great; summer will be even better! Buildings are ecologically perfect; feel like you are in their native land. Will go again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Denver Zoo is world class and worth a visit if you like Zoo's. The are constantly upgrading and the Zoo is strong supporter of conservation efforts around the world. Nearby City Park is a nice place for a picnic and there is a great playground for young ones if you take the south exit from the Zoo (you cannot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Zoological garden. Take your time, it's a big place. Great volunteers to answer your questions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Denver Zoo is great to visit. First free parking! Reasonable entry fee. Great walking zoo. Grounds are well maintained. Great food options at reasonable prices (enjoyed stir fry). The elephant area was great. Staff that we interacted with were very knowledgeable and friendly

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went this Christmas to see the famous Christmas Lights and it was wonderful, very cool and fun for everyone, great decor and ambiance. It was really cold and full of people everywhere. I will just add some coffee and chocolate places, the few there are are really crowded. Parking is great they have outdoor and indoor parking, for free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to other zoos such as the one in San Diego or the Bronx zoo, I found the Denver zoo to be on par with the level of open space and care for the animals. A new exhibit for tigers is/was being constructed and will provide more space for the animals. I also appreciate the concept of allowing the... More 

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