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Zoo Boise

355 North Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702
+1 208 384 4125
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Ranked #18 of 86 attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Rigby, Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful zoo! The way they have it set up is fantastic and so pretty! The staff is amazing and so friendly. Great selection of animals! ts such a wonderful place to go to for all ages!

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Port Angeles, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I know I'm going to tick off The Armadillo, who says people who enjoy the Boise Zoo are gawking, completely oblivious, ignorant & clueless. Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa. We took our grandsons and really enjoyed our visit. From my perspective the zoo should educate, entertain and encourage conservation. From my perspective they did all three. Is this... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We've gone to the zoo the past 3 summers when we've been in Boise to see family. The zoo is just the right size for young families. We usually spend 2-3 hours there and it's great. Nothing is too far and the exhibits are really nice. If you belong to your local children's museum, make sure to check if there... More

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I would definitely go here again. Beautiful park like setting, lots of great animals, fun place for the kids, great to whoooop it up with the monkeys. Good price, good snacks, good entertainment!

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Payson, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were visiting family in the Boise area and went to the zoo as an after-thought. I'm not a big fan of keeping animals in cages but they have done a good job of creating environments appropriate for the animals. The butterfly exhibit was especially enjoyable.

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Boise, Idaho
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It makes sense that kids and the majority of people who go here love the zoo, there are many types of animals, some quite rare and endangered, and the Boise Zoo is certainly geared towards families keeping the atmosphere upbeat and interactive. At face value, it seems a nice enough place, but unfortunately, the people who give this zoo high... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited the zoo for a family reunion. It was a bit disappointing unless you really like monkeys. Lots of monkeys. But there are very few places to actually see the animals because the vegetation and shrubs around the cages have grown so high. Also there were very few large animals to be seen. The butterfly exhibit was nice, however,... More

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Redding, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Lots of walking with a few interesting exhibits, but many less-than stellar attractions. Would be OK for small kids.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We love the Boise Zoo! It's small, but awesome! Every time we've gone, we've had a great time. It's one of our favorite places in Boise!

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Boise, Idaho
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you have a morning or afternoon free, and are looking for a fun outing, try Zoo Boise. Located in Julia Davis Park, in the heart of Boise, near to an art museum, historical museum, greenbelt, library, etc, Zoo Boise is worth a visit. Its a great time for the entire family, and, even though it is a smaller zoo,... More

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