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Denver Zoo

  • 2300 Steele St. Map It
  • City Park
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

A bright peacock greets you at the door to the state's most popular cultural attraction, whose best-known exhibit showcases man-eating Komodo dragons in a lush re-creation of a cavernous riverbank. The newest exhibit is the much-anticipated, $50-million, 10-acre Toyota Elephant Passage, which houses elephants, gibbons, clouded leopards, and tapirs, along with other animals from the Asian continent. The Conservation Carousel ($2) rotates in the center of the 80-acre zoo, with handcrafted endangered species as mounts. A 7-acre Primate Panorama houses 31 species of primates in state-of-the-art environments that simulate the animals' natural habitats. Other highlights include a nursery for baby animals; seal shows; the world's only painting rhinoceros, Mshindi; the electric Safari Shuttle, which snakes through the property as you are treated to a lesson on the zoo's inhabitants; and the usual lions, tigers, bears, giraffes, and monkeys. The exhibits are spaced far apart along sprawling concrete paths, so build in plenty of time to visit.

Sight Information


2300 Steele St., Denver, Colorado, 80205, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Nov.–Feb. $13, Mar.–Oct. $17
  • Nov.–Feb., daily 10–4; Mar.–Oct., daily 9–5

Published 11/18/2015


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