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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 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. Use our Colorado Springs trip generator to add Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and other attractions to your Colorado Springs vacation plans.
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  • This is such a great zoo in a "one-of-a-kind" mountain setting. Warning: be prepared to walk up and down the mountain. They do have a shuttle that you can pay $2 for to take you up and down. In one da...  more »
  • The zoo is far different than most. It's well landscaped and thought out. You can feed the a couple of animals I recommend the gondola ride it breath taking. We also did the climbing wall at the top o...  more »
  • One of the best zoos in our country. Kids love being able to feed the giraffes, and it's fun to see the peacocks fan their plumes.  more »
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  • I've been to this zoo many times over the years and it's always a great time. Getting to touch giraffes never gets old. The zoo is high altitude so if you're not used to it be prepared to take it slow. One of the best secondary things about this zoo is the view of the city, it's amazing! Another of my favorite things about this zoo is how close you can get to so many animals. Their selection of animals is limited, but still a lot, and most importantly you can tell that they are well cared for. You can easily spend all day here, especially if you have kids, as there many play areas for them. The only negative thing is that the food is outrageously priced, but you can pack a lunch, or just chock it up in the name of off time. Still, I highly recommend this zoo experience!
  • Wonderful place to take the family or just enjoy a day by yourself. Very clean with lots to see and do. Well kept exibites and interactive features that the kids and adults will enjoy. Employees are very friendly and willing to take time for their guests. This Zoo is completely funded by its visitors and donations with no federal funding yet they bring you a unique and memorable experience that you will treasure forever. Highly recommended stop on your plans in Colorado Springs.
  • This was such a great zoo experience for our family. Even the drive to get to it was exciting since you are going past the Broadmoor and up into the mountains. The animals are all healthy and happy. There is a ski lift that allows you to see down into the habitats and overlooks Colorado Springs. There's lots of interaction areas with the animals and playgrounds to keep the kids busy. Also, our lunch at the grill within the park was delicious and inexpensive. My daughter is a huge animal lover so this turned out to be a great memory for her and it didn't cost us an arm and a leg to do it. However, it is not the most stroller friendly or handicap accessible place (lots of stairs and few elevators) but most people seemed to manage it just fine. They just had to wait in lines for elevators or carry their strollers and kids up and down to the next platform. Other than that, I see no reason anyone wouldn't have a great time here.
  • Loved it. There were some great things for little ones. We were there for 2.5 hrs with our 4 yr old and 1 yr old and they were engaged most of the time. Feeding the giraffes is fun. Pretty cool I haven't been there since I was a kid and I didn't know if they still did that. Only thing I'm not too keen on was the $70 admission price. I still recommend, it's a beautiful zoo and worthy of a trip.
  • This year was the first year I have been to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We took my one year old daughter for her birthday. She loves animals. One of the best parts was being able to feed the giraffes and touch them! Hands on experiences help with my toddler's growth. We enjoyed the variety of animals, the space the zoo offers, and we especially loved the wallabies the zoo allows to roam around. The staff is great with being very interactive with their guests and animals!

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