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Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center

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Address: 600 S Walnut St, Boise, ID 83712-7729
Phone Number:
+1 208-334-2225
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

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well put together place, very cute

this place isn't really large but there was a lot of interesting information to learn and very well done displays showing animals and nature. The nature walk was very beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen R
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55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

this place isn't really large but there was a lot of interesting information to learn and very well done displays showing animals and nature. The nature walk was very beautiful with a large variety of birds, fish and flowers to look at.

Thank Karen R
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

Nice spot for a leisurely stroll. The Visitor's Center contains a number of exhibits, but the highlight is the walking path outside. There is a sizable lagoon and an outdoor aquarium where fish can be viewed through glass.

Thank David T
Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You never know what kind of wildlife you will see here but the grounds are always beautiful and peaceful. The water features with the fish are my favorite!

Thank DigitalComet
Corona, California
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our grandson to the Nature Center for a special event and saw a hawk demonstration. The speaker had a live hawk for all the kids to see up close! the wing span was incredible! If they don't have special demonstrations, the center is just nice to take a walk through and see what is growing and enjoy an... More 

Thank Jana W
Boise, Idaho
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is the best nature park that I have ever see, where else can you see deer in a city. Very educational!

Thank W6708JVlarrys
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This was a spontaneous stop because they offer a smashed penny opportunity. My kids will search out every place to get a smashed penny! This was a really nice walk through! I enjoyed this more than our recent trip to the zoo. This was a nature walk and you were able to look in on animals in their natural habitat.... More 

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Orlando, FL
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65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

It was delightful going through this lovely park. I did not go into the visitor center as it was closed, but the outdoor exhibits were delightful. I really enjoyed the sturgeon pond. There were lots of visible sturgeon swimming around. The walk through the various exhibits was very scenic. I took some great pictures. It would be a great place... More 

1 Thank Lorme J
Layton, Utah
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great place for nature lovers as well as kids of all ages. They have lots of informational signs throughout the property and lots of great wildlife up close but within the natural habitat; for example, you can see fish through a glass wall that looks right into the river. I also saw a burrowing owl and a deer right off... More 

2 Thank Brian H
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

right in the heart of a city this is such a sanctuary! its a fun place to take kids and have a small outing

1 Thank travelbuff124
Richmond, Virginia
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375 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This could be a side trip if you're on the Boise River Greenbelt or a destination trip. It is a 4.6 acre site run by the Idaho Fish and Game. We did not have a chance to go into the Visitor Center, but we did the "stream walk," which is open from sunrise to sunset. This walk takes you around... More 

1 Thank urbanguy

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