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Denver Zoo, Denver

4.4
#2 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Colorado
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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  • We went to the zoo with our three kids- 2 in their 20’s and a teenager. We all had a great time. It’s fun to wander around and see all of the animal exhibits. We really enjoyed ourselves. Favorites we...  more »
  • When we went, they were doing a lot of remodeling so a lot of the exhibits were closed. That said there were still plenty of things to see! It was mid-afternoon, and it wasn't all that hot, but most o...  more »
  • We purchased a family plus membership, which was reasonable ($169). The food is expensive, but it is nice that they let you bring in your own. The additional costs are disappointing (carousel/movie/tr...  more »
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  • The best thing I suggest is: "reach here with your family!" That's perfectly amazing! There are lot of other family spending time here, chat with them. You'll definitely love this place. What makes this place so cool is exactly it's beauty! Have a great time :)
  • I've been going to the Denver Zoo since I was a kid and each time there really is something new. I miss the red pandas, but I was excited to see the larger habitats they are building for all of their animals. I know that for many animals, the larger the better, and I like that they are making strides toward helping the animals be more comfortable. I vote for larger feline and bear enclosures next!! It was a great experience. I'll go back and I recommend that you do, too!
  • The Zoo is a decent place to take children too for a day outing. The animals are well cared for and the food they offer is adequate. Though if your looking to cut expenses I would bring a lot of snacks or eat a large breakfast or lunch before venturing into the Zoo. Also bring comfortable shoes for if your at the zoo, you're likely to be doing plenty of walking and will be on your feet for the whole day if your with kids.
  • Really pretty zoo but lots of construction going on. Definitely missed seeing some animals because of it. Really nice elephant area. Loved that the lions were right at the entry. We enjoyed the zoo over all and added one more zoo to our US zoos seen list.
  • The best place to relax, enjoy and educate our children about animals. The place was clean and environmental, there are more things you can do or work with your student if you a teacher on a field trip. I have to say Denver Zoo is one of the best places I've ever been to. I would love to recommend this to everyone who loves animals.
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