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Denver Zoo

#8 of 252 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. 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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2300 N Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
+1 720-337-1400
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Denver zoo is really nice. There were some great educational shows that really enhanced the experience. The grounds and facilities are all well maintained. Many of the exhibits have recently been upgraded to the benefit of the animals. I thought the entrance fee was...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Denver Zoo is amazing! Every time we go we see something new! Take your own lunch, pack lots of water, and bring a wagon! If you forget yours, you can rent a wagon from the zoo! Be sure and check out the lions, the...More

1  Thank Mandi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Denver Zoo is one of the best zoos I have ever visited. The whole facility was clean and the animal enclosures were spacious and well-equipped while still offering a great view of the animals inside. There were tons of staff around the park to...More

1  Thank EDiCarlo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit with the whole family. There is much to see and is great for all ages and abilities. The zoo is well established so is sheltered on both hot and cold days. This zoo has lots to offer and...More

Thank wranglernwss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed seeing the variety of animals. It was a very crowded day. The most frustrating thing was the map used to direct you thru the park! It's not printed in the manner for how you enter the park. It was very difficult to follow...More

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Denver Zoo is a great place o spend family time. It's one of the best zoos in the country, See tigers up close in Predator's Ridge, Watch the baby giraffe and ape. There is an elephant show and a birds of prey show, Little...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the opening of the new Asia exhibit the zoo is definitely fast tracking to becoming a lot nicer. This zoo can be very packed. Lots of education stations are strategically placed with fun events/activities for kiddos. Lots of parking but you may have quite...More

Thank Danelle M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think I liked the Giraffes best, it was fun feeding them. Be sure to wear walking shoes! you might want a good camera and sun screen also! The Flamingos were beautiful and the Peacocks were walking around where they wanted to. Great for the...More

Thank annefracht
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please do your homework about zoos. In general, when the zoo is closed, including throughout winter months, animals are confined to very small spaces, many of which have no windows or natural light. While they may seem happy and their environment nice in the area...More

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Denver Zoo a number of times and each time I had a similar experience. They have some good animals and the exhibits are good for the most part (have good line of sight to the animals and the animals are not...More

Thank Oceanpirahna
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Lauren N
What day of the week is typically the least busy during the summer?
19 June 2017|
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Response from beckls65 | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Sunday morning. The animals try to get out of the heat so the earlier in the day you go the better. I'm not sure it makes a difference what day during the summer with vacations and things. It was busy on... More
Jaime P
Is there a long wait to buy tickets at the zoo?
27 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
Do you have wheel chairs to rent
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