Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
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Address: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, United States, 80906
Ticket Price: 17 USD
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
America’s exclusive and only mountain zoo that nurtures the largest Giraffe herds in the world, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is also home to plenty of diverse animals in around 200+ species. The huge alpine forests serve as a habitat to over 800 animals including monkeys, hippos, tigers, snow leopards and bears.
The encounter Africa exhibit within the zoo which serves as a new home to African elephants, lions, meerkats and the majestic black rhinoceros is worth visiting.
Hand-feeding Giraffes, riding an antique carousel and taking an adventurous ride of the Mountaineer sky ride and gear up for a Wild experience!
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Information
- Wheelchair accessible, wheelchairs are also available on rent.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Ticket Prices
- Given ticket prices are for May 1st to Labour day (last week of May)
- Children (ages 3-11): 12.25 USD
- Seniors (ages 65+): 15.25 USD
- Military Adult: 14.25 USD
- Military Child: 9.25 USD
- All Children 2 and under: FREE
- June to April 30th: 14.25 USD, Children (ages 3-11) 10.25 USD, Senior (ages 65+) 12.25 USD, Military Adult* 11.25 USD, Military Child* 7.25 USD , All Children 2 and under: FREE
- The ticket price also includes entry to the Will Rogers Shrine on the same day.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Opening and Closing Hours
- Last admission: 4:00 pm
- Thanksgiving Day: Last admission is at 3:00 pm
- Christmas Eve: Last admission is at 3:00 pm. (no Electric Safari)
- Christmas Day: Last admission is at 3:00 pm. (Electric Safari begins at 5:30 p.m.)
- New Year’s Eve: Last admission is at 3:00 pm. (Electric Safari begins at 5:30 p.m.)
- New Year’s Day: Last admission is at 3:00 pm. (Electric Safari begins at 5:30 p.m.)
- Timings for boat and electric safari may vary, please check official website for the same.
- The Will Rogers Shrine is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs Reviews
Love this place. Super accommodating. Huge love for the sincere care towards the animals. And always willing to right their wrongs. Such a lovely place for the community all around. They really separate themselves from other zoos with both knowledge and consideration for the beautiful animals. The views are incredible too. Just make sure you get there at 2 pm at the latest to see all the animals, especially without rushing, as the entire zoo takes about 2-3 hours.
I've been to a lot of zoos, and this is easily my favorite. All of the animals are in large open enclosures, so they have lots of space, and people can see them just like they would be in the wild. They have all sorts of cool stuff you might not expect, like getting to feed the giraffes and birds. Because the zoo is on the side of a mountain, it is kind of terraced, with each level higher and over a bit. The result is that you always have an incredible view of the mountains, the city, and the plains. I highly recommend going at night if you can, like for the holiday "electric safari" where the whole place is decked out in lights. It really is magical.
My favorite zoo, and I've been to zoos all over the world. It's not huge, just right for a full day trip. Plus, it's organized well so you can make an efficient loop without having to cross your own path too often. There's a wide variety of animals, so no matter the weather or time of day, something is bound to be active. Some of the exhibits are a little old, but they're constantly working on updating everything. They have gluten free options in the cafe and quite a nice gift shop.
This is an awesome zoo! It is very interactive than the Denver Zoo, with giraffe feeding, bird feedings (my personal favorite), and the lizard house let you feel the reptiles! There was also a goat exhibit that looked very interactive, but unfortunately we got there too late. We visited during Boo at the Zoo, the Halloween event, and it was a fantastic time! There was candy every exhibit, a haunted house, and a bar at the top with an amazing view of the city! I would definitely pick this location over the Denver Zoo! It was an amazing experience!
Best Zoo I have been to. The exhibits are interactive, they have signs and a texting service to let you know when showings will be happening for certain exhibits, and they allow you to pay a reasonable price to get up close and personal for a feeding experience with the elephants, giraffes, birds, and goats. They offer a lift sky ride for $5 a person ($4 at the door, $4 for one child, or $3 for two children) which is a must because riding over the exhibits and looking over the entire city is awesome. Their location is superb being on the side of a mountain and all, giving visitors an amazing view of the city below. They are also always expanding and improving. That is a good sign they are reinvesting into the Zoo and not just writing bigger paychecks or maintaining current levels. Last I went they were working on opening a penguin and hippo exhibit. One of my favorite experiences in Colorado Springs. I will definitely be taking family and friends from out of town here.
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