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Denver Zoo, Denver

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#1 of 26 in Outdoors in Denver
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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  • A great zoo with all the favorites plus a little more. The Polar Bears and the Seals are great fun. Check out the abroarium and all the birds.  more »
  • Great zoo! Pretty helpful staff a lot of animals and things to see. Love the giraffe section and the elephants. Pretty cool!  more »
  • We visited on a cool but sunny day in November. It was a great visit.Outside were 2 elephants, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, ad various other animals. It was great. There was also a short sea lion demo a...  more »
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  • I have been coming here since I was seven. The zoo is constantly building better exhibits as well as new ones. Lots of live shows throughout the day. Zoo lights in the winter time are always fun too. Food has definitely gotten better since I first visited. The Denver zoo is my favorite zoo, even better than San Diego.
  • Excellent value, amazing exhibits, and a grand time- we thought it might be a 2 hour trip, 3 would be pushing it. Instead we we're the nearly 5 hours, taking our time exploring the exhibits and seeing the animals. Vei different from our zoo at home. Focus on education and diverse species, very cool. Some animals I've not gotten to see outside of research books: cassowaries, sloths, and condors. Great value, highly recommend!
  • $40 bucks for 2 adults, kids under 3 free. Wednesday at about 11:00 and there was a line at the ticket counter. It was hot when we went so a lot of the animals were not out but they were nice displays and well maintained grounds. A lot of construction but that's usually the case at a big zoo. Outrageous prices for food and drinks - $4.79 for a bottle of smart water. Actually got a good deal on 2 fairly large stuffed toys.
  • Had a fun day trip with the girlfriend. There was a water buffalo that was born the morning we came in so that was cool. I especially enjoyed the ability to purchase beer. I'm giving 3 stars because I felt like compared to other zoos some of the animals had really small enclosures and I just find that sad
  • The layout of the zoo is nice and spacious. The train is a fan favorite for my toddler. They have enrichment programs from the animals. The demonstrations and feedings are worth checking out if you can fit them in. The hours are pretty restrictive for weekday visits for working families. Zoo closes at 5:00 pm (even in the summer) and the gates close at 4:00 pm. The Botanic Gardens is open until 8:00 pm in the summer and has more programming geared towards kids.

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