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Zoo Boise

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Address: 355 North Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: +1 208 384 4125
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Just ok, but praire dog section was fun for kids

We really enjoyed Boise and it pains me to give anything there a less than stellar review, but the zoo was just ok. Granted, we were there in February so lots of animals were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We really enjoyed Boise and it pains me to give anything there a less than stellar review, but the zoo was just ok. Granted, we were there in February so lots of animals were indoors or not on display, but it didn't seem that it would have made a huge difference to go in Summer. It was clean enough, no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Not many animals, food selection was not varied and the bathrooms were gross. The penguins habitat was interesting. The zebras were interesting as well.

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Boise, Idaho
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

While a zoo rarely disappoints the young children, the Boise Zoo is likely to be a disappointment for most adults. It is a very small zoo and though the animals look to be very well tended there is nothing truly special about this small-city zoo in my humble opinion. The place could use an upgrade and an exhibit that is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Such a fun palce to take kids or just yourself. Also a great place for a date with your significant other. The animals are cute and some are hilarious. The wild geese chased my husband, which i found funny and he did not.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Even though it's small Zoo Boise is great value when you have small children. The layout is good for seeing everything without doing a lot of backtracking. Concessions are expensive though. Bring your own water! The carousel only costs a dollar, though. Best time to visit will be when the butterfly exhibit opens again.

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Lake Tahoe Area
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We travelled to the Zoo one "warmish" afternoon with my niece. The animals were well cared for and the exhibits nicely put together, We were particularly fond of the kick she got out of the dinosaur regalia throughout the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

i took my friend and her son and meet my buddy there we all had alot fun great place good food cant whit to come again soon

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Seattle
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158 reviews 158 reviews
96 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

You are wrong. I know though . .Boise=Zoo . .its true! It is small . . .but dang, they put on a good show for the price. The kids will love it. You can do it in under two hours if you don't eat. Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Ohhhhh, and giraffes too!

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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited Zoo Boise during my first trip to Idaho and the Boise area. Hubby and I spent a cold day in the snow wondering the zoo and it was fun and refreshing. The zoo is well laid out with wonderful indoor and outdoor exhibits. Great animals on display with some unique species.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Boise Zoo has undergone a tremendous transformation over the past several years. If you have not been to the Boise Zoo for awhile, treat yourself to a visit. If you live in Boise and have little ones, or grandchildren, you can't beat the family pass. The Zoo provides fun events throughout the year - which are covered with the... More 

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