- Type: Zoos and Aquariums
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Modeled after a Kenyan nature preserve, the Denver Zoo is home to more than 700 species of animals, including tigers, okapi and Komodo dragons. You'll get the chance to observe the animals in beautifully landscaped habitats like Predator Ridge -- a recreated African savannah where hyenas, lions and other big cats roam -- to the Primate Panorama. Overload on cute during a visit to the nursery, and be sure to take your kids on a ride on the country's first natural gas-powered train to be used in a zoo.
Sitting in the northeast corner of City Park, the Denver Zoo is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March to Nov. 1, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Nov. 2 through February. Prices vary depending on the season. The zoo also offers several free admission days, which are listed on the Denver Zoo website.