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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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A Surprisingly Great Zoo!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Provo, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised with Zoo Boise. Given its size, I didn't think it'd be very fun, but I was wrong! They have a nice variety of animals, and seem to actually take the care of their animals serious. You can see the animals up close which is very cool, and they are very informative with their enclosures.

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Georgetown, Texas, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Typical mid size zoo. Not much of a fan... I am the "SEEN ONE, SEEN THEM ALL" type of guy. But, what Zoo Boise did provide was a great outing for my granddaughter and I as we experimented with her new SLR camera. Photographing animals in a multitude of environments was a great learning experience for her. So, the admission... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My experience has been with larger zoos, including San Diego and Brookfield; visitors are often somewhat distanced from the animals. At ZooBoise I was amazed that I could stand at a window and a large lion could run straight at me (where else can you experience that) and brush up against the glass--we were about 3 inches apart. Face to... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Zoo Boise is a fairly fun zoo in my opinion. There are a lot of attractions and it can take a good part of an afternoon to get around to see everything. The gift shop has a lot of fun toys, but watch out they are spendy!

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Wrightwood, California
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19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We loved those crazy and wild Mangabey Monkeys! Never seen anything like them. They were a riot to watch them run, cartwheel, somersault and do sliding dives all around their pen. The juvenile and baby were hysterical to watch. We enjoyed nearly all the animal exhibits as they were awake, up and about and viewable. With many zoos, the animals... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This was more of an animal prison than a zoo. The majority of the exhibits were empty. The few that had animals they looked sick and just laid there. I'm sure their fed a diet of cheap gmo food. It was like going to see a display at a taxidermy shop. Very sad.

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Spokane, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This isn't a huge zoo, but kids can get really close to most animals, and there is a lot of hands-on for them. My son loved the African-bush landrover (Jeep?) that kids can get in. And the kids can get really close to the monkeys, etc. The snow leopard was great too.

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