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The Denver Zoo was one of the first zoos in America to use hidden obstacles and trenches to create the impression of fence-free animal enclosures for the visitors. It is a modern zoo, with the sole exception of some of the cat houses which looked rather small to me. A nice feature are the life-size lego sculptures of wild animals which can be found all over the zoo; a special hand-out-map available at the entrance shows the locations.
The Denver zoo is a good place to visit if you are in need of a kid friendly experience. it is well kept, the animals for the most case have lots of room and clean. There are many types of animals and your children will enjoy how close up they can get to the animals.
An exceptionally made exhibit is the bird exhibit, which you walk through and you can see many different types of tropical birds. There are also two penguin exhibits.
The restaurant is really exceptional for a zoo restaurant and they give large portions, too. Also clean.
Entrance for adults 13 dollars, children 8 dollars, cheaper in winter.
FREE DAYS: Saturday, January 8
Monday, January 24
Sunday, February 6
Saturday, February 19
Wednesday, October 12
Thursday, October 20
Sunday, November 6
Saturday, November 12
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The Denver Zoo
A day in Denver would is a perfect opportunity to visit the Denver Zoo. This zoo has been around for nearly a hundred years, yet is constantly being updated. Bear Mountain was crafted in 1918, and was the first zoo enclosure in the US to try and approximate natural settings. And now they're working on a new 10-acre area for the Asian animals, with an unprecedented elephant bridge to allow greater movement for the animals.
The zoo has a lot of attractive animals to visit and learn about, beyond the usual run of lions, tigers, and bears (oh my). There's a good collection of tropical reptiles, with snakes of all sizes and shapes, and the famous Komodo dragon. There are okapis, a family favorite, and all sorts of monkeys and primates. The rates are reasonable, with plenty to keep kids active and interested, while enough to satisfy curious parents as well. All in all, a good day out!
The Zoo is open all days of the year, though hours vary between summer (March1-November1, 9am-5pm) and winter (November2-February 28, 10am-4pm).
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We love the Denver Zoo! The Zoo is a resource for wildlife conservation through their many programs, so every visit helps save animals in the wild all over the world. Lorikeet Adventure
is always fun (10-4), but go early or the birds are full and don't want to eat anymore. They also host lots of events at the zoo year round; the most popular are Boo at the Zoo
October 31 and November 1 and Zoo Lights December 11 – January 3.
Open every day of the year
Summer Hours (March 1 - November 1)
Admissions Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grounds Close at 6 p.m
Winter Hours (November 2 - February 28)
Admissions Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grounds Close at 5 p.m.
Below are summer and winter rates. It's a little cheaper in the winter months and a lot less crowded!
2 and under
A couple of things on Denver
My sister live in Denver I've there several times I would say the museum of natural science is a must. The Denver zoo Is very nice.
Downtown Denver has a great nightlife for any age (within drinking age off course)
Comedy works is cool
Let see Hiking in the mountains is absolutely amazing, Head Up to Boulder and check out pearls street.
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The nation’s fourth most popular is home to more than 3500 animals representing 685 species. Highlights include Primate Panorama, a seven-acre facility with 29 different species of primates, ranging from a 6-ounce pygmy marmoset to the 619-lb. lowland gorilla Koundu, the largest gorilla in any zoo in the world. Tropical Discovery is an entire rainforest under glass with over 1,200 animals, tropical streams and waterfalls, temple ruins, and an offshore coral reef. Ulaq (U-lock) and Berit (Bear-it), two adorable polar bear cubs that were born on December 28, 1998, frolic in a special area of Northern Shores, an exhibit that replicates the Arctic Circle with sea lions and penguins. Look out for interactive adventures such as African dancing on the plaza, Native American stories on wolves or Japanese fan dancing near the cranes. April-September: 9am-6pm daily; October-March: 10am-5pm daily.
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I loved the Denver Zoo while I was there and wouldn?t doubt recommending it to any animal lover out there.
Me encantaba el Zool?gico de Denver mientras estuve ahi y no dudar?a en recomendarlo a los amantes de animales.
This is a really nice zoo. When we went, it was what was called a "Free Day" where admission was free and you could walk right on through the gates! Thre are all types of animals here, and some of them are really close. The Bear area is actually on the National Register of Historic Places, built in 1918. The only thing I did not like about the Denver Zoo was the fact that the paths were VERY confusing. Once you take a path, it circles into another, then another, then another. We got turned around so many times, it wasn't even funny. If you bring small children, keep them close because it is easy to get lost here. This zoo is located right inside the city off 23rd street, about a block from the Gates Planetarium and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (which I plan to do on my next trip). Be sure to check the website below for a list of the free days...it will save you some money.
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Always a fun place for children and adults alike, the zoo is in a nice outdoor setting in one of the city's parks near downtown. While the admission fee is getting somewhat steep, there are some scheduled free days throughout the year.
Top 10 Zoo
The Denver Zoo is consistently rated as one of the top 10 in America. "Tropical Discovery," is a 1.5-acre rainforest under glass in which visitors feel the sensation of walking through a jungle teeming with wildlife. Other highlights of the Zoo include "Northern Shores" where you can watch polar bears swim underwater and Primate Panorama, where visitors can get as close as 10 feet to over 29 species of monkeys. The Zoo celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1996. The zoo is home to 4,000 animals representing more than 750 species. 144 zoo species are considered endangered and 3 species are actually extinct in the wild. Boasts more than 1.7 million visitors annually.
Admission: April - Sept / Oct - March
Adults (ages 12-64) $11.00 $9.00
Seniors (ages 65+) $9.00 $7.00
Children (ages 3-11) $7.00 $5.00
2 and under Free Free
The Denver zoo is located on 80 acres (32ha) in the northeastern area of Denver. The have 4000 animals representing 750 species.
Adults (12-64) $11 (summer) $9 (winter)
Seniors (65+) $9, $6
Kids (3-11) $7, $5
Tykes (2 & under) Free
I took many pictures of the animals during a recent visit, but they won't be scanned until sometime in July (sowwy).
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Anyone visiting the city...
Anyone visiting the city should stop by the Denver Zoo. When I went, two of the monkeys were fightning each other. Maybe you'll be able to witness something as exciting.
The Zoo is a large attraction. It has multiple exhibits and gives Denver a great quality. There are places for birds, reptiles, mammals, plants, and many more.
In Denver City park has its world class zoo. The zoo has recently been made over with natural settings for the animals.
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