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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Denver Zoo reviews
I used to love going to the zoo but I've been there so many times I kind of know it by heart, but the food prices and literally the prices for everything is really really expensive. the staff there...
I used to love going to the zoo but I've been there so many times I kind of know it by heart, but the food prices and literally the prices for everything is really really expensive. the staff there... more »
Though it was a busy holiday weekend the zoo did not feel overly crowded and entry was smooth. Many exhibits were under rennovation which meant many cages were empty. It was difficult to explain...
Though it was a busy holiday weekend the zoo did not feel overly crowded and entry was smooth. Many exhibits were under rennovation which meant many cages were empty. It was difficult to explain... more »
This was a pretty fun zoo although a lot of it was under construction. I think the highlight was getting to watch a procedure being performed on a hornbill at the animal hospital. How cool and...
This was a pretty fun zoo although a lot of it was under construction. I think the highlight was getting to watch a procedure being performed on a hornbill at the animal hospital. How cool and... more »
The Denver Zoo is one of the best zoos I've been to. I would give it third place - behind only San Diego & the National Zoo. It's a very big zoo for being right in the city, with easy access from downtown and 25. Admission is incredibly reasonable and is a better deal than the aquarium. The enclosures are great and the animals seem very well cared for. We did a "behind the scenes" with birds of pretty and it was excellent! Tons of great information the keepers were amazing and clearly loved the animals they work with. 100% recommend it!
our first time experiencing the Denver Zoo light show. the glasses at check in are fun! optional spiked drink options also fun! there are zoo employees on the path & they're quite helpful & friendly. there are buildings you can go in to warm up. so many interesting zoo creatures that you can see while the others are resting. we will go again! do yourself a favor & go w fun young friends we did :)
We had a great time here. This zoo is much better than the Birmingham Zoo. I would rate the zoo five star, but several exhibits are closed for renovations. The elephant show was great. We were able to see one tiger. The other one was sleeping on a platform and only partially visible. We saw some lions, seals and sea lions. Our time was limited, so we did not see much else. If you need to leave and return the same day, then you can get your hand stamped and not have to pay to come back in on the same day.
It was hot but the animals were still out and about. There was a queue at the ticket kiosk so buy your ticket in advance. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. There are lots of benches to rest along the way. Also, they have water fountains and misters. It's great for both adults and kids. The animals look like they are in good care.
First time doing the Denver Zoo light spectacular and it was absolutely remarkable. I love how they spread out different themes throughout the park ie: makes it look like you're walking through the ocean and another part like you're walking through the jungle. Over 1 million lights! Getting the glow pass and the zoo it all pass are great additions! The glow pass gives you 3-D glasses that are VERY fun & unique to view all the lights! That pass also gives you a nice insulated souvenir cup. The Zoo it all pass gives you unlimited rides on the train, carousel and 4-D show which is perfect for families of all ages. Perfect seasonal fun for the entire family.
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