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Address: 2300 Steele St, Denver City Park, Denver, CO 80205-4899
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+1 720-337-1400
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and...

Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and discovery, and creates connections with people, animals and nature. And every day, we’re working to save animals and conserve wildlife here and around the world. Your visit and support aids in all these efforts- Thank you. Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA accreditation assures the highest standards of animal care. A leader in environmental action, Denver Zoo is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species and is the first U.S. zoo to receive ISO 14001 certification for the entire facility and operations. This international certification ensures the zoo is attaining the highest environmental standards. Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in 594 conservation projects in 62 countries on all seven continents. In 2012 alone, Denver Zoo participated in 98 projects in 18 countries and more than $1 million in funds was spent by the zoo in support of animal conservation in the field.

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Christmas Lights

I went this Christmas to see the famous Christmas Lights and it was wonderful, very cool and fun for everyone, great decor and ambiance. It was really cold and full of people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went this Christmas to see the famous Christmas Lights and it was wonderful, very cool and fun for everyone, great decor and ambiance. It was really cold and full of people everywhere. I will just add some coffee and chocolate places, the few there are are really crowded. Parking is great they have outdoor and indoor parking, for free.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having been to other zoos such as the one in San Diego or the Bronx zoo, I found the Denver zoo to be on par with the level of open space and care for the animals. A new exhibit for tigers is/was being constructed and will provide more space for the animals. I also appreciate the concept of allowing the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great zoo. Clean, well organized, constantly improving. There are a few older exhibits that they are working on replacing but in general the animals seem to have well designed habitats for optimum health. There is a good mixture of both indoor and outdoor exhibits so no matter what the weather is you will be entertained for the... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family of 7 (from ages 19-75) spent about 3 hours at the Denver Zoo. We all had a fun time. They held multiple shows throughout the zoo during the day. I watched the elephant show and enjoyed it. The Denver Zoo usually has lots of young. I saw a sign toward the end of our time there of where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take the kids or a date. Bring good walking shoes as the zoo is large. Week days are less crowded

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful zoo because you vocal actually see the animals. Actually heard lions roar! Fun carousel and train for young kids. Just a great place

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Chapin, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Denver Zoo is Great place during the day but really special this Christmas during the Lights in the Park. We have been to the zoo during the summer time when visiting our daughter. However, we went this Christmas the night before Christmas eve and walk through the park and see the Christmas lights. Go on line for tickets and it... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To get your money's worth, go for a day! It is expensive but if you got early and get a schedule for animal feedings and shows you can see a lot and enjoy alot. I have been to zoos with more animals but I enjoyed this zoos layout and it was clean.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a 1st class zoo and was really enjoyable for 6 adults and 2 toddlers. Easy parking and genuinely fun.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy going to this Zoo each visit to Denver. It's just the right size for walking and seeing a nice variety of animals. Definitely worth the cost!

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