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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 19 May 2016

For persons like myself with no children, I never thought much about going to the zoo. But it was a beautiful day in Denver and the idea of going to the zoo for the afternoon seemed like a great way to spend a relaxing day...More

Thank ColoRaphy
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Fantastic experiences. This is the second time we have been here and I must say I love it every bit as much as my daughter! It's one of the biggest I've ever been to and you can spend all day there.

Thank coloradofamtrav
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We have a pass and bring our grandkids out at least once a month. The kids love it! The zoo is the perfect size for half a day.

Thank Kbwhat
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The animals are most active in AM hours before noon. It's cheaper in the mornings as well. They have two rescued sea lions with a great story.

Thank southernbeachgirl29
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Haven't been here since I was little but I so want to go again. It is a good educational experience for little kids and I would love to take my nephews someday

Thank Tara G
Reviewed 18 May 2016

It was grey, overcast and had a slight drizzle of rain but that was wonderful! Lots of animals were actually out and about so unlike most of the other zoos you could see them and not guess what they are. This zoo has a lot...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you like animals and first class zoos, whether or not you have kids with you, this is a great way to,spend two or three hours. Can be crowded but so well laid out you won't notice once you get in.

Thank piotzar
Reviewed 18 May 2016

It is such a wonderful escape to serenity in the middle of the city. I have been a zoo member for about 20 year s& go frequently. We visited the National Zoo in Washington ,D.C. and were very disappointed the Denver Zoo is sooooo much...More

Thank jeanpruitt9408
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Had a day sightseeing in Denver so decided to visit the zoo. Entrance was $17 and there was plenty of parking although it was clear the zoo was quite busy. The zoo is quite a large area to walk around. Good: Elephant enclosure is a...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Denver Zoo is a must do for anyone traveling to Denver. They do such a great job with the signage and educational content. It is great for kids of all ages.

Thank Kevin J
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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
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
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