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Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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Address: 403 Stafford St, Folsom, CA 95630-2643
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+1 916-351-3527

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Fantastic zoo!

Quaint zoo with a lot to offer. Animals were fun to visit. My son had a blast visiting. We will return!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ryan C
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint zoo with a lot to offer. Animals were fun to visit. My son had a blast visiting. We will return!

Thank Ryan C
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is a sanctuary and the animals are rescue. There is a lot natural habitat for the animals to reside in. Bears, mountain lion, foxes, birds, cougers. They have docent programs that teach about animal habitats. Great place for families.

Thank suzyanglesey
El Dorado Hills, California, United States
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this attraction. There are many animals here in a fairly small space. Great place to take toddlers or stroller size kids. Good parking, good easy paths, nice gift shop, low admission. Worth the stop.

Thank Hedgehog1313
Granite Bay, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great for children and there is a miniature railroad to ride on there. Such a nice natural seeting for both animal and spectator.

Thank Gwenhwyfawr
Elk Grove
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice destination to relax and see animals up close and from our area. Good for old and young not looking for a 'Disneyland experience'.

Thank ahagemyer
Folsom, California
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Located nearby Folsom library, Lion Park (with playground), and an small train kids can ride, this is a nice little zoo if you're nearby. They have animals that are unable to be released into the wild. Major attractions include tigers, bears, mountain lions, peacocks, monkeys, coyotes, wolves, deer, and eagles among other things. You could probably get through the whole... More 

Thank Sean M
El Dorado Hills, California
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151 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A visit to this little zoo was a pleasant way to spend an hour or two. It is very manageable, and a big hit with children. Each animal has been rescued, damaged in some way, and unable to live In the wild. Most impressive are the big cats. I have never been so close to a tiger before. Right next... More 

Thank Laura H
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5 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This small zoo/sanctuary is an excellent place to visit. They include many animals from the California regions; my favorite being the mountain lions and black bears. It is small and well-paved for easy access and the animals are easy to see, when they are out. They do not force the animals to do anything that is not as normal or... More 

Thank GREG B
Elk Grove, California
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great small local zoo, but lots of wildlife saved from various places, including injured animals that they help and save. Support this wonderful zoo.

1 Thank rhenderson1225
Folsom California
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

In response to Editeded's review that zoos are a dying breed and there are better ones in the bay area, it is important to remember that the complete title of this facility is Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary with an emphasis on the sanctuary. This sanctuary does not breed animals, it rescues them because they have been injured and cannot return... More 

2 Thank tomcarla

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