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Denver Zoo, Denver

4.4
#1 of 24 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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4.5
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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 »
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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!

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