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Zoo Boise

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Address: 355 E Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702-7670
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Go to the Zoo!

OK, I am from Southern California and we have the San Diego Zoo, but, this is a fun little zoo to go with your kids/grandkids! Easily walkable, enough time to see all of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jana W
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Corona, California
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Corona, California
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

OK, I am from Southern California and we have the San Diego Zoo, but, this is a fun little zoo to go with your kids/grandkids! Easily walkable, enough time to see all of the animals and you are quite up close! Bring a picnic in and just enjoy the time. There is a playground there that little ones like to... More 

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Thank Jana W
Boise, Idaho
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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Zoo Boise is a great way to spend a couple hours. They have a large variety of animals for a small zoo. Our favorites are the penguins, lions, monkeys and the tiger. Very affordable. We go at least 3-4 times a year.

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Thank Erin C
Jordan Valley, Oregon
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for all ages. Not a huge zoo, but still a fun outdoor event. Great park adjacent to the zoo where you can feed the ducks, bring bread. You can ride paddle boats too, so you can make a day of it.

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Thank 4point
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to over 20 zoos and I have been to this one over 10 times in 7 years. Not sad I came every time. Fun for kids and have seasonal programs to run the energy out of kids who visit.

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Thank Chris M
Boise, Idaho
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice layout, plenty of shade, the butterfly house is open during the summer, the petting zoo portion is great for kids. My grand daughter loves this place!

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Thank W6708JVlarrys
Fernley, NV
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I were very impressed by this zoo. There was a nice variety of animals and they do a lot of conservation work. They had a carousel and a play area for the kids with a slide and other attractions.

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Thank nvmomof2
Asotin
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small zoo nestled in a big city. The kids had a great time and were able to see lots of animals. The reason I felt it needed a lower rating is the overall condition of the zoo and cages. The walkways were filthy and the enclosures and cages were not providing conditions that looked like the animals... More 

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Thank BagPartyLady
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little zoo in a nice boise, ID downtown area. Been there with 2 kids age 4 and 6 and they loved it. Zoo have couple nice playground for kids and and ride. Entry fee is fair, zoo looks clean.

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Thank Dyachenko V
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414 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am no a fan of zoos but compared to the Bronx Zoo, which I think is decent, this zoo is disturbing,. The animals are in Very tight quarters-horribly small cages and it is not a fun sight. A below average zoo.

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Thank Tl D
Mountain Home, Idaho
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Zoo is very fun for all ages. We took one of our granddaughters there and we all enjoyed watching her feed the giraffe. She was six and will remember the experience for ever. Adults enjoyed it too. There are many exhibits geared to children but we all enjoyed the day there.

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Thank Lucy M

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