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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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“polar bears” (81 reviews)
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2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really enjoyed this zoo. The parking was a nightmare, tho. We drove around and around and finally parked what seemed like at least a mile away. The parking was in so many different places I wasn’t sure we’d find our car later. They were...More

Thank lovelylucine
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A little underwhelmed. It's expensive and things seemed in disarray. Not as well taken care of as I would imagine for a zoo in a city of this size.

Thank Taylor E
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This attraction is on the Denver pass. This zoo is very large. You'll need 2 - 3 hours to see and do everything here. There is a train and a carousel, a cafe, and zoo vendors. Strollers and wagons and even bikes are available to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to the zoo twice. The first time was for the Christmas light display which was beautiful. Tip: buy your tickets online-they sell out quickly. Didn’t see many animals, so went back during the day. A little disappointing because it was cold and many...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was actually night but the lights were awesome it showed us the other side but pretty cold since it was in December . In total the experience was really gud but day time in summer is a better option

Thank sjnv
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids, grandparents and parents all love going to this zoo. It's well laid out and they're constantly changing the exhibits. The zoo lights at Christmas are spectacular.

1  Thank Stmbt97
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Growing up in the Seattle/Tacoma area and a few zoo’s to chose from the Denver Zoo is cheap and well worth the adventure. The concessions at the Zoo accommodate both kids and adults which is awesome. All the animals were lively despite being February due...More

Thank Tim E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time with our granddaughter. Our sister in law joined us along with our nephew. The zoo was very wary to get around and everyone was very helpful. There was plenty for our granddaughter as she ran around and burned off lot of energy.

Thank Joane K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we have been going to this zoo as zoo members since we moved to the Denver area in 2001. great animal shows, volunteers to help you and,answer questions, good food, excellent fries, ice cream and more. beautiful animal homes. on a,cold day go into the...More

1  Thank Borntotrek
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hello, I and my family recently made a visit to the zoo. We are Colorado natives and have been to the zoo countless times over the years. I was wondering who is in charge of facilities maintenance? My back ground as a trades person and...More

Thank beachtimeDenver_CO
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MillieBarr
29 November 2017|
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Response from elizabethatapp | Reviewed this property |
2 to 4 hours. Depends on if you have children or not.
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Sara G
7 September 2017|
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Response from EvelynattA | Reviewed this property |
I believe the zoo is open most days during the winter. However, if there is a very cold spell and or, a lot of snow, they may close. Certain animals that are exceptionally effected by cold weather would be kept inside then... More
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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.
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