214 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
3.3 miles on the edge of City Park. Wonderful animals in cages that are less wonderful.
Whether it's baby animals, new exhibits, or old favorites, there's always something to be wild about at Denver Zoo! Denver Zoo is home to more than 3,500 animals and has championed over 600 conservation and research projects around the world.
More than 4,000 animals representing 650 species including Asian elephants, African lions, Komodo dragons and Western lowland gorillas. With numerous animal shows and feedings, as well as interactive exhibits, it's no wonder Denver Zoo is Colorado's top cultural attraction.
The zoo is sure to be a hit for families, especially if your visit coincides with the holidays, as the whole zoo features a light show that's sure to dazzle.
Unique things to do nearby
Places to stay nearby
Locals also recommend
“Great collection with a mix of hands on for the kids and enough to keep the adults busy too. Don't miss the city view from the outdoor pavilion on the 3rd floor. Also check out the miniature gem carvings.”
- 337 locals recommend
“Beautiful, peaceful gardens at any time of year. There is a children's garden above the parking garage.”
- 369 locals recommend
“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.”
- 428 locals recommend
“The mall and the surrounding shops are Denver's high end shopping. They are a mile away! There are a few more budget friendly bars and restaurants mixed in too. This is also the closest Verizon and Apple store should you have phone issuese.”
- 330 locals recommend