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Address: 355 North Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: +1 208 384 4125
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Nice zoo, smallish but just a right size for small kids

This zoo is just across from the central campus of Boise State University and Boise River Greenbelt. It is a smallish zoo, compared with those in big cities, but it is just a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This zoo is just across from the central campus of Boise State University and Boise River Greenbelt. It is a smallish zoo, compared with those in big cities, but it is just a right size for small kids and family to enjoy a day. Many of the cages are also smallish, but the animals did not seem stressed, they seemed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My daughter loved seeing all the different animals. It seemed like some of the attractions aren't available because of construction right now. Other than that, we have spent a good couple hours here. My daughter loved feeding the giraffes and goats. There's quit a few animals available throughout the day that you can feed too!

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Depoe Bay, Oregon
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152 reviews 152 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Second time back at this zoo. The zoo is easy to walk. Some of the exhibits are a bit cramped for particular animals. We were told by zoo workers last time (2 years ago) that the monkey cages (concrete with iron bars) were the next thing to be improved on....but saw no changes. The penguin exhibit was shut down and... More 

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Boise ID
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Though not as extensive as Hoggle in SLC this is a pretty good zoo for Boise. Clean, animals seem well taken care of and you get to be close to them rather than seen from far away like at some larger zoos

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Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Took the grandkids to the zoo. Not a large zoo but fun for the kids. They enjoyed the giraffes and monkeys. The highlight was the male lion roaring repeatedly at the two lionesses. It was quite a sight to see and hear. he finally calmed down but they were very active which I have not seen at others zoos. It... More 

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Seminole, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went to the zoo with our grandson and it was great for a 3-year old. The zoo is very small but is the perfect size for a small child. The weather was cool so the animals were out and about. It was clean and the staff was very friendly and interactive. I would definitely go again.

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Boise
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great facility and animals are well taken care of. Location is great along the banks of the Boise River, walking distance from downtown Boise. Don't miss this "Gem" while visiting the city of trees!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The animals looked well fed. The prairie dogs looked as if they couldn't get much bigger before they popped. I didn't expect the zoo in Boise to be as nice as it was. We lucked out and got a really nice sunny day at the beginning of April. The parking for the zoo is the same as the parking for... More 

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Provo, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Boise Zoo was as comprehensive and fantastic as it was. I guess being Boise Idaho I didn't expect much, and was I wrong! We had a great time and the exhibits are AZA standards, very important to me as I won't visit anything that doesn't have those standards. The Tigers are a... More 

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Heyburn, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I remember going here as a child when I would spend the Summers with my granny. I used love to go watch the whooping monkeys. I think that it helped instill in me a life,ong love of animals. I still enjoy going with my children & sometimes myself just to connect to something greater than myself.

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