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Folsom City Zoo

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Address: 403 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630
Phone Number: (916) 351-3527
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Love this sanctuary!

I absolutely love Folsom Zoo Sanctuary! Great place to come at any age and a great learning experience! Their animals are well loved and taken great care of. They also have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I absolutely love Folsom Zoo Sanctuary! Great place to come at any age and a great learning experience! Their animals are well loved and taken great care of. They also have a wonderful gift shop and their volunteers are so nice and friendly! There is also a mini steam train next door that you can ride for a small price... More 

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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I hadn't been to the Folsom Zoo since I took my kids when they were in grade school. It's just a enjoyable now with our granddaughter as it was for them. Lots of bears which is what she wanted to see. For a few bucks it is well worth the admission.

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Folsom, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Great place to take young children. Nice smaller zoo with a surprising amount of animals for its size.

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Folsom, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I am very critical of zoo's. I worry when I go if I am supporting cruelty. I am careful where I visit as not to add to a problem. That being said. Folsom Zoo is a charming little zoo. It is wonderful for toddlers and small children. Older children will enjoy but it will be a quick outing, unless you... More 

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Folsom, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

There's plenty to like about the tiny Folsom Zoo. You don't spend much, you can see the whole thing in an hour, if you walk slowly. If you're local, you don't have to drive far. And all the animals are rescues, which is nice. Educational and informative. Great place to take small children especially, as they will see plenty of... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

All the animals have been rescued, you can see a wide variety from monkeys, to bears, skunks, lions, and many more. Beautiful peacocks roam around with tail feathers fanned. Great place to take children. Afterwards just outside is a train to ride. The conductor will take your photo, and adjust your digital camera to the correct settings (bonus for those... More 

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Folsom, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you're not aware, the Folsom Zoo is a bit different than most zoos. All of the animals at the zoo were rescued, not captured or bought. This means you'll see a different assortment of animals than a regular zoo, and it's part of the beauty of the place. Each animal has a plaque explaining how and why it came... More 

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Folsom, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a sweet little local zoo - just a few dollars to get in and it's very nice. Go here about twice a year.

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Sacramento CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a lovely hour or so we spent at the Folsom animal sanctuary with our grandchildren. This is not a large zoo, so don't go there expecting that. It is a home where injured and suffering animals have been taken in and are nursed back to health in a safe environment. There are quite a few animals and yet they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This zoo has been around since I was a kid and it's the best little zoo. If you don't won't to drive out of town or want to walk for hours go to this one. It has a great variety of animals to keep your interest in half the time. Take your kids or grandkids on the train ride. It's... More 

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