Holidays in Denver Zoo

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Denver Zoo which includes marine life and zoo animals

Home to over 3,500 animals, this popular zoo strives to promote animal welfare and conservation, inspired by one very important orphaned bear.

Visit Denver Zoo to discover over 650 species of animal, all housed in rich, naturalistic environments. The grounds cover over 32 hectares within City Park and attract upwards of 1.6 million visitors each year. The zoo’s story begins with Billy Bryan, a small orphaned black bear that was donated to the mayor of Denver in 1896. From that moment on, animal welfare and preservation of endangered species and habitats have been at the heart of this popular institution.

With Billy Bryan in mind, the first exhibit you should see is Bear Mountain. This is one of the older exhibits, dating back to 1918, and one of the first in America to emulate the animal’s natural surroundings. Watch as grizzly bears, Asiatic bears and coati roam over the simulated rocky outcrops, in what is now a national historic landmark.

You could spend hours observing the highly social monkeys and apes that live in the 3-hectare Primate Panorama. Tree-dwelling monkeys swing around and climb the twisted vines that reach four stories high. The majestic gorillas have their own separate space where they can roam free.

Don’t miss the African savannah-themed Predator Ridge, home to two prides of lions, as well as 13 other species of African animals, such as spotted hyenas, crowned cranes and banded mongoose. Stop at the Pahali Ya Simba, the Swahili phrase for “place of the lions”, an interactive discovery centre where you can learn all about ongoing conservation efforts.

You’ll have the chance to get even closer to some of the zoo’s residents with Wild Encounters. Touch snakes and alligators, if you dare, or handle a prairie dog. You can also watch the hugely popular daily feeding demonstrations. During summertime, between Memorial Day (the last Monday in May) and Labor Day (the first Monday in September), the Wildlife Theatre puts on exciting shows of free-flying birds and other fascinating creatures. All of these events are designed to highlight the value of each species and the importance of protecting endangered animals.

Denver Zoo is a 10-minute drive from downtown Denver, and parking is available. It is also easily accessible by light rail or bus.

1996 Cheap Hotels Near Denver Zoo

Sonesta Denver Downtown
Sonesta Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
The price is AU$216 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paramount Theater and Colorado Convention Center. Civic Center Park and Denver Art Museum ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,595 reviews)
"Excellent location for walking to convention center"

Reviewed on 11 Sep. 2021

Sonesta Denver Downtown
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
4 out of 5
650 15th St., Denver, CO
Fully refundable
The price is AU$327 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Located in Downtown Denver, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center and Paramount Theater. 16th Street Mall and Denver Center ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,394 reviews)
"This is a very nice hotel. We were able to walk to Coors Field and Union Station. Through no fault of their own,,= the restaurant was closed due to Covid, but there are options within walking distance. Valet parking was very convenient."

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2021

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hilton Denver City Center
Hilton Denver City Center
4 out of 5
1701 California St, Denver, CO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$254 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paramount Theater and Colorado Convention Center. Buell Theatre and Larimer Square are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,379 reviews)
"I was stranded in Denver for the night and I wish there had been atleast some cheap snacks in the room and a soda or water"

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2021

Hilton Denver City Center
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Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
333 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
The price is AU$198 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
4 out of 5
650 15th St., Denver, CO
The price is AU$327 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Sonesta Denver Downtown
Sonesta Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
The price is AU$216 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Sonesta Denver Downtown
Hilton Denver City Center
Hilton Denver City Center
4 out of 5
1701 California St, Denver, CO
The price is AU$254 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Hilton Denver City Center
Brand New Spacious 4 bed, 4 bath, game room, deck, patio, 2 porches
Brand New Spacious 4 bed, 4 bath, game room, deck, patio, 2 porches
2655 Steele St, Denver, CO
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Loftium | Stylish Basement Suite by the Park!
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2650 Clayton St, Denver, CO
Loftium | Stylish Basement Suite by the Park!
Warwick Denver
Warwick Denver
4 out of 5
1776 Grant Street, Denver, CO
The price is AU$215 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Warwick Denver
Private Apartment Sleeps 8 in the Heart of Denver
Private Apartment Sleeps 8 in the Heart of Denver
2701 Clayton St, Denver, CO
Private Apartment Sleeps 8 in the Heart of Denver
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