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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs

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#1 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Colorado
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to America’s only mountain zoo. Located at 6,800 feet above sea level, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers breathtaking views of the city and of its 750 animals. The unique design of the Zoo’s animal exhibits gets guests closer than ever before. Hand-feed one of the largest reticulated giraffe herds in the world, watch grizzlies swim with trout, hop next to red-necked wallabies and get hands on with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents in The Loft.

Have a wild adventure at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – see the animals, ride an antique carousel, eat a gourmet lunch at the Grizzly Grill and ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride to the Zoo’s summit. Take a look at our Colorado Springs trip planner to schedule your visit to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • My husband and I LOVE visiting zoos and this one is definitely our new favorite! The location and scenery itself will take your breath away [no pun intended]. There were so many animals! When you... 
    My husband and I LOVE visiting zoos and this one is definitely our new favorite! The location and scenery itself will take your breath away [no pun intended]. There were so many animals! When you...  more »
  • Have been to many zoos in the United States and this one was great. It is quite a walking adventure; starting with the giraffes and a lot of uphill challenges. Really enjoyed walking with a... 
    Have been to many zoos in the United States and this one was great. It is quite a walking adventure; starting with the giraffes and a lot of uphill challenges. Really enjoyed walking with a...  more »
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  • Best zoo I've ever been to! The animal enclosures are large with shade and running water. You get to interact with the animals not just stare at them from a distance. Feeding the giraffes was amazing! My kids were excited to stand right next to penguins, wallaby and feed tropical birds. The best part is that the zoo has a timed entry which really helps control the crowd size, we went on Memorial weekend and had zero lines.
  • Believe the hype! This is probably one of the best and well-thought-out zoos we have ever been to. Each exhibit is truly unique and you really don't feel bad for any of the animals. They seemed to be well taken care of and overall content with the zoo life. Some of the animals like the baby kangaroos and peacocks were just out and about. Our kid had a blast with them. After coming here, we didn't even bother with the Denver Zoo. The gift shop selections could've been a bit better, but I'm not going to take points off for that. Bring a solid pair of walking shoes, as this park is in the side of a mountain and you'll have some decent elevation changes to take on. I also suggest looking into pre-purchasing tickets (like most parks in Colorado) to help with parking.

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