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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Address: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5755
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+1 719-633-9925
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America's ONLY mountain zoo. Large alpine habitats...

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America's ONLY mountain zoo. Large alpine habitats are home to over 950 different animals and approximately 180 species. All of your favorites are here - monkeys, hippos, tigers, elephants and bears (oh my!). Hand-feed their large reticulated giraffe herd, and experience animals up-close, like never before.

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wonderful zoo

A really good place to visit. The animals have experiences - like higher eating ie. not on the ground that seem to keep them very happy. The giraffes were favorites - you can buy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really good place to visit. The animals have experiences - like higher eating ie. not on the ground that seem to keep them very happy. The giraffes were favorites - you can buy a bunch of lettuce and feed them at their height and watch their amazing long blue tongues.

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

if your in the Springs for more than a day you must visit the Zoo...it is unique indeed...what other Zoo makes you walk up and down a hilly walkway??? well, maybe in Europe or Asia, but I don't know of any other in the USA...that is called exercise people...to go along with your viewing some really Beautiful animals and birds...considering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great zoo for up close experiences with animals. Can be seen in a couple of hours. Animals were active and close enough to be easily seen. The highlight is clearly feeding the giraffes. This is a great place for kids, but adults can enjoy it too. Added bonus--you can drive up to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun if... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a fun couple of hours at the zoo. Loved feeding the giraffes. Lots of walking as it really is on the side of a mountain. A couple of the large exhibits were being renovated, so no animals there. However, it's well worth a visit.

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Thank Rosemary D
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to several Zoo attractions and I would rate this one in top 2. My husband and I had been there several years before with our son. We enjoyed it then but life got busy and traveled to other attractions. We went back on an anniversary weekend just the two of us. We enjoyed the old ski lift... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whenever I have friends or family visit I recommend the zoo. And I always go with and I always love it. Young, teens, adults or seniors - it's a great way to spend the day. Walking involved, but there are trams for people that need that assistance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't miss this wonderful zoo in the great Rocky Mountains. Animals are well cared for and happy. A great thing to do with visitors and especially children.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited here on our recent honeymoon and we had the most amazing day! I am a huge animal lover and the way the zoo is designed you actually get up close with animals! The setting is also gorgeous and has amazing views.

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Thank Chrissy K
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family loves zoos & has visited many and we love our hometown mountain zoo. Beautiful views of the mountains & Colorado Springs, especially from the gondola ride and the Will Rogers Shrine. We went after a good snow & it was breathtaking. Be sure to see the lions play in their big space. Love the Colorado animals, especially the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a treasure! I love nature and animals, but zoos...not so much. I've always had issues with the animals being too confined in unnatural settings. Not so with the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The animals are in settings carefully designed to mimic their home. Their habitats are very clean. And what makes it so much fun is that... More 

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