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Denver Zoo, Denver

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The first natural-style zoo in North America, Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals of more than 650 species. Look for features like bear mountain and the largest gorilla enclosure in the world (where you might find gorillas are napping in their hammocks). In the zoo's open aviaries, walk among exotic birds and even some two-toed sloths. To really get up close to the animals, head to the giraffe enclosure, where you can feed these gentle giants some lettuce. Check the daily schedule for wildlife presentations. Put Denver Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Denver travel planner.
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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
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  • Small zoo that you can easily tour in about 2 hours. Kept clean but honestly disappointed. Thought it would be bigger with more to see but this is ok if you have small children.  more »
  • The zoo is very well maintained and clean. The kids were able to get good views of all the animals. They are doing to work in the zoo but they laid out a clear path to follow.  more »
  • Large! Lots of animals. We would have liked to get in at the discounted EBT rate but we were unaware you had to book in advance for it, so we paid full price. Not worth the full admission cost we...  more »
  • spent the whole day but still didn't see everything! so much to see and do. glad it is only an hour from where i live. everyone was so nice and had a lot of cool info for my kids and i. already excited to go back! the only reason got 4 stars instead of 5 is that a regular soft serve ice cream cone was $4... SERIOUSLY!? 5 in our group... it would have been $20. not everyone at the zoo is rich. we saved the money and went to McDonald's afterwards. got burgers AND ice cream for that $$$. my only complaint. what a fun day!
  • I go here about every other Friday with my daughter and it is great! With so many animals it surprises me how clean everything is. The people who work here are very friendly and the exhibits are beautiful. This place is wonderful and if you have not been yet i would highly recommending giving it a shot.
  • The Denver Zoo is awesome. The walkways are wide enough to get around even on a crowded day. There's loads to see. The new tiger exhibit is beautiful! Even as an adult the zoo is a great place to visit when family is in town.
  • We’ve had an amazing day at the zoo! Both the kids and the adults loved the 4D movie and the beautiful animals. So educational for the kids to see these animals from the young age. The food was good as well. We all enjoyed it and will be back real soon!
  • Awesome place to go, literally in the middle of the city! The day was hot but the zoo was a great time! It’s bigger than you might think. Plan for at least a half-day, as there’s plenty to see and do. Fist time I’ve ever seen Cape Buffalo and a Cassowary! This zoo has animal shows daily as well as a decent aquarium! Go and enjoy. You won’t be disappointed. Did I mention they have Dole Whips? Oh yes....

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