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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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Nice assortment of animals

My husband and I went to the zoo on a free day. We found the zoo was easily navigable with a nice assortment of animals. Since it is winter, some animals were moved to different... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Vergennes, Vermont
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Vergennes, Vermont
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to the zoo on a free day. We found the zoo was easily navigable with a nice assortment of animals. Since it is winter, some animals were moved to different areas (indoors). It would have been nice if all exhibits that had animals moved had signs, but it seems like only some exhibits said the... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in northern Colorado and enjoy going to thschool Denver zoo with the family. They have several programs going on every day so that kids and families can learn about different animals in the exhibits. Our fave things to do at the zoo: Halloween: Boo at the Zoo for trick or treating and after dark fun! Christmas: Zoo Lights... More 

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CtheWorld
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We always have fun at the zoo! They have a wide variety of animals and a lot of opportunities to watch feedings, shows and hear the keepers talk more in depth about the animals. I like that you can make the day what you want and take it easy just watching your favorite animals or schedule things out and make... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Terrific day at the zoo...lots for kids to see and a lot of food options if you're planning on spending the full day there. Also - parking is free!

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Thank Kenneth K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited a free day and despite the large crowds we were having a nice time. Until we reached the carousel and train ticket booth. When we travel we pay either cash or American Express but the zoo doesn't take Amex. Okay no problem where it the nearest atm..... Seemed like the next logical question. Not only could the staff... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We got to see most of the animals the day we went. We went when they first opened. Easy walking. The bears were a lot of fun, one was even sitting in a tree posing for the cameras.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As an adult with adult children I still have a membership to the zoo. Each year it gets better and I can't even imagine what they will do in future years. The elephants have plenty of room to roam around, the lions (my personal favorite) have a wonderful den and lots of room to wander, the orangutans are so much... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've had a membership with Denver Zoo. It's a small enough to where you can get through it in a day. I've gone to bigger zoos which are much nicer in that they offer more selection and design but for a small zoo this works well. Our kids enjoy the carousel and train ride at an affordable cost. It's a... More 

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St.Louis
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77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so surprised to see what a lovely zoo Denver has. It is easy to navigate. It has lots of variety for all ages. It was a lovely afternoon on a sunny February day. Well worth the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been taking my kids here since they were little. They r older teens now and they still enjoy it every time. Its big so wear your walking shoes!

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