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“One of a kind zoo”

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
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Owner description: Colorado Springs 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. Visit 365 days a year for family fun at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
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15 reviews
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“One of a kind zoo”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Though not as big as the Denver zoo, definitely check it out. We fed the giraffes and looked at some animals that the Denver zoo didn't have such as wallabies and moose . The feedings are over priced though , $2 for 3 pieces of lettuce .The sky ride is worth it as you get a different perspective on the zoo.

Thank Amanda L
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“One of the best zoos in the US!”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Not only will you visit an awesome zoo nestled against gorgeous Cheyenne Mountain, with a breathtaking backdrop view of downtown Colorado Springs, and where you can "feed" the giraffes, your ticket includes a drive thru the zoo (very slowly, of course!) to reach the must-see Will Rogers Shrine!!! And, the otters - my favorite - will put on a show to delight you. They are soooo cute. This is such a fun place. You and the kids will love it. So glad I live right down the street and can visit often. Lucky me! :)

Visited June 2014
Thank SpringsGal54
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“A Great Zoo That Is Working To Become Even Better”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

A trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (only mountain side zoo in the US) is always a treat, but as the zoo continues to improve and expand habitats, they make each visit so much more than just going to a zoo. The giraffe herd is the largest in the US, and the ability to feed them, and have them walk right up to you is very unique. The new (and quite frankly the best I have seen) elephant enclosure give a chance to see these lovely creatures in an environment that doesn't make you feel sorry for them. The new lion enclosure, also, allows for the obviously content cats to explore, rest, and relax. Live prey is the only thing missing to feel that you are in the wild. The obvious thought behind the enclosures allows visitors to enjoy their time, rather than feeling that nagging sense of sorrow for these captive creatures. This zoo has done a wonderful job bringing the visitor into the realm of the animal.

Visited July 2014
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“Awesome zoo!!”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We really enjoyed our brief visit to the zoo. My son is still talking about feeding the giraffes by hand. He loved it!! There is an amazing view of the Garden of the Gods and all of Colorado Springs. We recommend making the treacherous trip up the the Shrine of the Sun. It's an amazing place. The view is unbelievable. So are the Westminster chimes. We couldn't believe that the entire building was made from one giant piece of Colorado granite. It's worth the walk up the stairs to the top. Granted it's 8300 feet in elevation, so not for everyone, but well worth your time if you can handle things at that height.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun time!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Loved the zoo. It was winter and very cold when I visited, but there was still a nice crowd and the zoo was fun. The view from the mountain is really beautiful. The gorillas were a hit! Very animated and entertaining - they made me laugh out loud!

Visited March 2014
Thank Patricia P
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