206 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
Lions and tigers and bears – and so much more, on lovely grounds make the Denver Zoo one of the most popular zoos in America. Go underwater with polar bears at Northern Shores, or eyeball-to-eyeball with a gorilla in Primate Panorama. Predator Ridge recreates the plains of Africa with a pride of lions, while Tropical Discovery is rainforest teeming with crocodiles and gila monsters.
Tips from locals
Denver has an amazing zoo right in the center of the city! Also be sure to check out zoo lights in the winter holiday season.
Open year round, with events like Halloween Boo at the Zoo and gorgeous holiday Zoo Lights.
Great zoo that hosts many events. It’s about 1.5 miles away and a great walk on a nice day. Also easily accessible by scooter or Uber/Lyft.
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“Beautiful, peaceful gardens at any time of year. There is a children's garden above the parking garage.”
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“A wide variety of art displays for adults and children alike! Includes Western art/artists which you may not see in other venues. A good stop if you are Downtown or in need of an indoor activity during your stay. Convenient parking garage next to it. Check out their website for more details.”
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“You will find a little of everything here. Great restaurants, shopping, and several eclectic shops. Looking for things unique to Colorado? You will definitely find it here. Wonderful scenery as well”
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