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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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  • Had a great visit at the Denver Zoo. The folks at admissions were awesome, great greeting, and offered a discount that was unexpected. Overall the exhibits were great. Had some issues with food servic...  more »
  • Denver zoo was a nice stop on our vacation, we were there from 3 pm to just about 5 when they close. I would recoomend stores 3 hours we didn't get to see everything because they were closing. Parks v...  more »
  • My daughters and I spent a couple of hours strolling through this extensive zoo. A great deal of care has obviously been taken to create expansive quarters for the animals and to keep them healthy and...  more »
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  • My daughter loves the Denver Zoo. We purchased and maintain a family membership. This is the most cost effective way for us to visit, since we go to the zoo at least once a month. The food is good, but rarely exceptional, so we generally do not eat lunch here. We regularly purchase snacks: drinks, popcorn, soft pretzel, or soft serve ice cream. The animals and exhibits are well cared for. I have never seen an animal that looked unhealthy. The staff do a great job with both the animals and the children.
  • Great experience! Nice and flat compared to The Colorado Springs Zoo. We went earlier so some animals were still sleeping. But enough we're awake to satisfy the the kiddos. Nice gift shop on the way out. Also, make sure you download the Denver Zoo app for there digital map which helps allot with navigating through the park. Enjoy!
  • The Zoo is one of Denver's treasures. Just the right size to stay for the day. Each habitat is easy to navigate, on site concessions are pricey but of good quality. The place is always tidy and well maintained. Lots of staff everywhere. If you or your kids have questions, a staff member familiar with the habitat will be nearby. Several exhibits have interactive displays. There is a train for young kids to ride and a beautiful, family friendly carousel. A day at the zoo never disappoints!
  • Such an amazing zoo! There are so many exhibits to visit with many unique animals. If you are ever in the Denver area, I would consider this a must visit. If you do plan to visit, allow a good portion of the day, as it is a larger zoo with menay animals (as mentioned previously) it can take a long time to see everything. You won't be disappointed.
  • Fun place! It is always enjoyable to see the animals. It seems to me you are able to see different animals better each time you go I live too far away to be at the Zoo very much ,which is why I appreciate it so much. The train ride is a disappointment now. It is very short and only around the area you are in. It would be better if they made it go around the whole Zoo.

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