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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs

(4.6/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a wonderful way to experience many animals up close. The mountainous etnvironment makes the habitats comfortable for the animals and good exercise for us!  more »
  • This is a must see in Colorado Springs. A zoo built into the mountain. A hike with animals in beautiful scenery. A view to take your breath away.  more »
  • Built into the side of the Cheyenne Mtn be prepared for some steep hills. They do have a person driving a cart that you can pay 2 dollars person that will allow you to ride throughout areas of the par...  more »
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  • A fun day out for the kids. Lots to do and relatively good value. The layout was nice - winding paths helped keep the zoo compact and interesting. Some of the "experiences" were a bit of a money pit, but that's to be expected. Don't forget to do the drive up to the "Will Rogers Monument" that's a free add-on to your ticket price. Well worth it for great views of the area.
  • I love zoos in general but I love this one because of the giraffe exhibit feeding them is fun they know you have the grub before you hand it out. The rest of the zoo is nice it's like a small hike and it's perfect for the location. I question some of the habitats but as long as the animals are happy it's all good!
  • Great place for families. Get there early, the sky ride closed kind of early (2:30 pm). Feeding the giraffes was great fun. This is not the biggest zoo in the world which is kind of nice. Spend four hours or so in a beautiful setting, see all the exhibits, and call it a day.
  • Wonderful place, really good workout moving around the zoo. Country's only mountain side zoo! They have a lift and you can see everything in the zoo and the entire Springs area. Animal feeding opportunities with the Rhinos and the Giraffes. Lots of fun. They also do seasonal attractions, like lights around Christmas.
  • We absolutely loved this zoo! We are local, so we went during off season and had the zoo almost completely to ourselves. We got to talk with a lot of the animal caretakers, and a zoologist that was on site with the orangutans! It's was the most fascinating and rewarding day.

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