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“Best View from any Zoo”

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
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Owner description: Colorado Springs is home to America’s ONLY mountain zoo. Located at 6,800 feet above sea level, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers breathtaking views of the city and of its 750 animals. The unique design of the Zoo’s animal exhibits gets guests closer than ever before. Hand-feed one of the largest reticulated giraffe herds in the world, watch grizzlies swim with trout, hop next to red-necked wallabies and get hands on with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents in The Loft. Have a WILD adventure at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – see the animals, ride an antique carousel, eat a gourmet lunch at the Grizzly Grill and ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride to the Zoo’s summit. Visit 365 days a year for family fun at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Downside - the price is a little more expensive than the average zoo. They have a fantastic giraffe area, lots of 'em. You walk on a deck so you are almost head level & you get to feed them crackers. You can see the whole city.

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

My daughter and I loved the visit to the zoo, specially when we could give food to the girafe in their mouths, it was outrageous! the problem was that the zoo is on the mountain, and to visit the animals we had to climb a lot!! we got tired!!

Thank Rosangelaarnt
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Lots of steep roads to meander, but the animals are worth it. Admission price a but steep, look for discount offers and coupons. If not too healthy, take tram ride to top and work your way down to see it all. Easier on the legs. Great giraffe display, mountain lions could use clearer glass to view them. Your receipt gets you into the gate drive entry where you can drive up the curving roads, with superviews of Col Springs below up to the Will Rogers Memorial up top, You've seen it from the highway below and lit up and night, now get to see this tower up close and walk up inside for great views. Free to zoo entrants.

Thank rtfax
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

Awesome day and make sure to take in the Will Rogers monument!

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Reviewed 16 April 2012

On holidays from Australia, we visited the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo one very cold night at Christmas time. The zoo was decked out in lit up animated outlines of animals (and some real ones, safely inside their warm enclosures). The staff were very friendly, going out of their way to help us. We ate up nearer the top of the mountain at a very nice zoo cafe and enjoyed some hot chocolate drink (prices were reasonable) while looking out over Colorado Spring's night lights. All in all, very enjoyable.

Thank tinkermist
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