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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 16 July 2016

Good variety of animals,birds, reptiles. Worth a visit; admission for $14. Walkway route a bit confusing but somewhat shady. Not worse or best zoo I have been to.

Thank anne34657
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The zoo is impeccably clean and is a delight to walk through. Different kinds of animals have their own zones which are well spread out. There are plenty of rest rooms, concessions and cafes. The only slight disappointment was that the performances were surprisingly short,...More

Thank MikeyBOxford
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is a nice zoo. They need to limit the $35 stuffed animals that the kids will come across. Put them up high on a shelf or Something ! If you've already paid the admission fee of $42 for 2 adults & one child you...More

Thank Helen Z
Reviewed 15 July 2016

If you know me you know I love to watch people. well while visiting the Zoo I loved watching the animals watch people. The Zoo is very clean and the staff helpful. I had to take cover during a thunderstorm but even then I could...More

Thank allenalberts
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Denver recently for just 2 nights and the zoo was our top pick for the weekend, our boys (5 & 6) had the time of their lives as well as myself. A person could spend all day here if they wanted. The prices...More

1  Thank Lilmama2
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We arrived about 30 min after they opened to no line to buy tickets. We made a trip around the zoo to see many of the animals out and active which was great. Later in the day as we were leaving there was a long...More

Thank cpop78
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The zoo is beautifully landscaped! Lots of animals, however we went later in the day so it was VERY hot and many animals didn't want to be seen. The zoo covers a lot of ground, however it's a fairly easy walk once you get your...More

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Very interactive and lots of family activities. Animals are in their natural habitat and are up close to really get the full experience.

Thank Melinda S
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a nice walkable inner city large zoo. The elephant show was great. Arrive early as parking can get hard to find. They have wagons to rent for the little ones. It is allowed to bring in drinks and snacks. There are several places...More

Thank Dale R
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I went with my boyfriend to the zoo for the first time since we were kids because we both love animals...I guess when you're a kid you just don't realize how unnatural of a concept it is to cage wild animals. The animals just look...More

Thank Sara R
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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
Donna J
17 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