Zoos in COLORADO SPRINGS with kids

It’s animal time in Colorado Springs, Colorado and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Colorado Springs because this The Centennial State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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    (5 miles) Colorado Springs

    America's ONLY mountain zoo is ready and waiting for your family to explore it! This great Colorado zoo has hundreds of animals in a stunning setting. Perfect for a sweet, fascinating, and ...

  • Pueblo Zoo

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    (41 miles) Pueblo

    Animal fun in Colorado at this small friendly zoo with over 400 animals, 120 species and lots of close up encounters!

  • Denver Zoo

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    (64 miles) Denver

    Over 4,000 animals for kids to learn about at Denver Zoo, that aims to create a better world for the animals through human understanding, with feedings, shows and more!

  • Downtown Aquarium

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    (64 miles) Denver

    A great aquarium experience, but with the option of dining in their restaurant - which is like being underwater! A very fun experience!

  • Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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    (74 miles) Westminister

    Butterflies, both tropical and local, are their specialty! The Tropical Conservatory is home to thousands of butterflies from around the globe.

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  • Fun 4 Kidz Playground

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    (3 miles) Colorado Springs

    Play time for kids in this indoor playground in Citadel Mall, Colorado Springs, with colorful and fun play structures for younger kids.

  • Jump n Jacks Inflatable Fun

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    (3 miles) Colorado Springs

    Colorado Springs largest indoor jump facility. 17,500 square feet of pure fun and active play for the kids! 7 huge inflatables featuring a 65 foot Obstacle Course, 20 Foot Wavy slide, a Pirate Ship ...

  • Colorado Springs House Of Bounce

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    (6 miles) Colorado Springs

    Kids can bounce away with over 9,000 sq ft of inflatable fun in Colorado Springs!

  • Monkey Bizness

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    (8 miles) Colorado Springs

    Fun indoor play for kids up to 8 years, with open play, fun inflatables, jungle gyms, toddler areas, birthday parties, and more!

  • Monkey Bizness

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    (48 miles) Parker

    Fun open play in Parker for kids up to 8 years, with play structures, jungle gyms, inflatables, toddler areas, and more!

  • Monkey Bizness

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    (52 miles) Centennial

    Indoor play fun in Colorado for those under 10 years, with a toddler area, inflatables, bouncers, jungle gym, birthday parties and more!

  • Jumpoline Park

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    (57 miles) Aurora

    Bounce the day away at the largest trampoline family fun center in Colorado!

  • Jumpin Jordys

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    (72 miles) Westminster

    Offer a range of exciting inflatables from slides and mazes to assualt courses and bounce houses for kids under 9 to entertain, exercise and exhaust themselves on.

  • Boondocks Food and Fun

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    (74 miles) Northglenn

    Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Slick Track, Rookie Track, Bumper Boats, a 20 lane Bowling Center, Laser Tag, Huge Arcade and Prize Center, plus Kiddie Cove play zone.

  • Monkey Bizness

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    (79 miles) Westminster

    Indoor fun for active kids under 8 years, with inflatables, jungle gyms, play structures and even a dedicated toddler area! Great fun in Westminster for little ones!

  • Garden Of The Gods

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    (4 miles) Colorado Springs

    A beautiful day out in the Colorado nature, both educational and active for the entire family, especially the kids.

  • Seven Falls

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    (5 miles) Colorado Springs

    Feed the rainbow trout, View wildlife throughout the canyon, Climb the two sets of stairs, Use viewers for spectacular scenes from the Eagles Nest, Enjoy numerous educational exhibits, Walk the two ...

  • Pikes Peak

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    (10 miles) Cascade

    The most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world, Pikes Peak is a stunning experience for the whole family in Colorado. Great drives, amazing biking trails ...

  • The Paint Mines Interpretive Park

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    (32 miles) Calhan

    Rich social, natural and geological histories for kids to learn about, with surreal and diverse landscapes of Colorado to marvel at!

  • Royal Gorge Bridge And Park

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    (37 miles) Canon City

    Visit Colorado's Natural Wonder where looking UP is just as incredible as looking DOWN! Rides, attractions, and America's highest suspension bridge!

  • Aurora Reservoir

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    (54 miles) Aurora

    800 acres of water surface to play on, with boating, fishing, and SCUBA diving, as well as cycling, wildlife, and a swim beach!

  • Denver Botanic Gardens York St

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    (62 miles) Denver

    Dig, explore and play at one of the top five botanic gardens in the country! Acres ready for outdoor fun, and even a 3-acre garden just for them.

  • Denver City Park

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    (64 miles) Denver

    Denver's premier park is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor play, lakes, museums, a zoo, historical monuments and picnic sites!

  • Great Sand Dunes

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    (100 miles) Mosca

    Explore the tallest dunes in North America! Whether hiking, sliding, exploring in a dunes wheelchair - or simply playing - the Great Sand Dunes are a unique wilderness area protected for all to ...

  • Water Ways

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    (62 miles) Julian

    Water park fun for kids of all ages, as well as a cool 18 hole mini golf course and picnic spots!

  • Water World

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    (71 miles) Federal Heights

    42 amazing attractions in this splash-tastic water park - one of the biggest in the country! Get ready for a very wet family day out in Colorado!

  • Lollipop Park

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    (52 miles) Centennial

    Indoor Kids Amusement Park! Adults ride for free! Horse Carousel, 35 foot tall Ferris Wheel, Teacup Ride, Train Ride, Swing Ride, air bounce & more!

  • 12 Mile Stables

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    (54 miles) Aurora

    Trail rides, sunset rides, hay rides, day camps, riding lessons...it's all things horse and wilderness at this horse loving stable in Aurora, Colorado!

  • Heritage Square

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    (63 miles) Golden

    Heritage Square is a unique amusement park, theater, and shopping village with delightful Victorian architecture -- a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy great fun and ...

  • MetroDemic Scavenger Hunts

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    (64 miles) Denver

    Save the city of Denver from an epidemic with this fun online scavenger hunt, where you find the locations and answer questions to save the day!

  • Casa Bonita

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    (64 miles) Lakewood

    Great Mexican food PLUS over 30 attractions - cliff divers, escaping gorillas, cowboy shootouts, lost caves and caverns, amusement arcade and more.

  • Putting Edge

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    (65 miles) Lakewood

    Glow in the dark mini golf fun in Lakewood where you can have an out of this world experience!

  • Adventure Golf and Raceway

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    (73 miles) Westminster

    Three of the most incredible, most unique and beautifully landscaped, 18-hole miniature golf courses in the country! Then get behind the wheel of real NASCAR-themed electric go-karts designed for ...

  • FatCats

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    (74 miles) Westminster

    Tenpin Bowling, Laser Maze, Glow in the Dark Pirate themed mini golf and Water Walker plus extensive arcade.

  • Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park

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    (95 miles) Fraser

    Incredible dog experiences with cute huskies and sled rides over winter, and other experiences over summer! All ages are welcome! Family fun in Colorado!