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Zoo Boise

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Address: 355 E Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702-7670
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Great little zoo

My husband and I spent a few hours here. It's not too big and there was a nice array of animals to see, including a Wallaby walk. Everything from penguins to tigers. A nice zoo... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MariaBCalifornia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Overall the experience was fun. It was sad to see some of the animals in such small cages and the bathrooms were not very wheelchair friendly. Some of the paths were a bit difficult to maneuver the wheelchair as well. My children did love the river boat and the concession was not over priced. I would definitely go again and... More 

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Thank mhoog
California
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138 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent a few hours here. It's not too big and there was a nice array of animals to see, including a Wallaby walk. Everything from penguins to tigers. A nice zoo to take kids or adults and parking is free - though it gets crowded so you may want to go early or later in the... More 

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Thank MariaBCalifornia
Salado, Texas
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Parking is not easy here, and I worried about the 2 hour parking limit, but it turned out to be just the right amount of time.

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Thank Carol S
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for families with small children. Located in a beautiful park near the river. It could be a full afternoon of fun for little kids.

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Thank Stefani1220
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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230 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Zoo Boise is a small zoo which does feature a wide variety of animal species. Many of the animal exhibits involve cramped cages. We would have preferred to see more of the animals in larger, natural habitat enclosures.

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Thank David T
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126 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zoo Boise's mission links with restoration of wildlife in Africa as well as restoration of burned foothills above Boise. The zoo is expanding its land and exhibits. It is alive with visitors and culling out stale exhibits. Go Zoo Boise!

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Thank carolmK577FR
Boise, Idaho
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183 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: My kids oohed and aahed over all the creatures in this zoo. This is a nice smaller zoo with easy walking and lots to see. Even "giant rabbits" for our bunny fanatic daughter. (As a Monty Python fan, of course, my trust of rabbits is limited due to their sharp, pointy...never mind.) The nicest part was being able to... More 

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Thank WhereDoIGoNow
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small zoo. Not too busy and could see a variety of animals. Not impressive but it was a relaxing stroll. We had a nice walk, visited, and enjoyed the animals. Our favorites were the red panda, sloth bear, primates, and anteaters.

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Thank Jana M
Memphis, Tennessee
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, small zoo that needs updated. There is a plan for expansion in 2019. Much needed from what we saw. Old style cages with thick wire for the smaller animals and some open air spaces needed grass trimmed just to know the space was occupied! Map hard to follow, kept getting lost and finally just gave up and wandered. Don't... More 

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Thank GypsyBreeze
Whittier, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for children to enjoy the differet aminals and very interesting , We got to see the future plans of improvement at the zoo. to come .the day was very sunny and temp..was cool.We would go agian . prices were exce.

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Thank mary v d

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