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Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center

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Address: 600 South Walnut St, Boise, ID 83706
Phone Number: +1 208 334 2225
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Wonderful Place to Visit in the Heart of Boise

The Morrison-Knudson Nature Center is located near the Boise Greenbelt and is an oasis in the city. It is a teaching and learning area as well as a great place to visit. The out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Morrison-Knudson Nature Center is located near the Boise Greenbelt and is an oasis in the city. It is a teaching and learning area as well as a great place to visit. The out door nature walks have interpretive signage and lots of viewing windows for the aquatic creatures that live in the stream. The building has wonderful displays of... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I enjoy bicycling along the green belt and stopping for a stroll around the Nature Center. They also have a big parking lot and you can walk through into the park for a picnic. I enjoy the chance to watch the birds and other wildlife. Being able to see fish under water in a natural looking habitat i great. You... More 

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Wilder, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Took my youngest grandson here....the day was beautiful...he really enjoyed the walk..looking at the fish,checking out the different trees and plants...he really liked the big sturgeons.....we will be back with other family members

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Beautiful grounds and walkways through nature trails highlighting local flora, fauna, fish. Signage is helpful

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Right in downtown Boise, free, kids hand-on stations, windows on pond to view the pond wildlife (trout, ducks and at times salmon) and oh yes the pond with huge trout that made me want to grab a fishing pole and sturgeon that look like slow swimming logs all make this an excellent place to spend some time. There is ample... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place is a gem in Boise. And the price is right - free. Although donations are readily accepted. It is great for kids and is beautiful any time of the year. It is small enough to be manageable but not overwhelming. The visitor's center is full of great material and hands-on activities. Go often because each time you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This small jewel right near downtown is a wonderful respite from the city. The nature center has an impressive array of mounts and some interactive displays for children. Out the back door is the treasure. An excellently engineered stream meanders through a petite garden. Perfectly laid out with thoughtful peeks from both above and below water level. The day we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Seeing fish in their habitat, underwater, is thrilling for nature lovers from two to ninety two. The paths between interpreted viewpoints is accessible for most. The quiet walk beside the Boise River allows one to hear the water, so seeing below the surface of a stream submerges the passerby with peace as well as education of this biosphere. What an... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What a cool place! So neat to be there - you know you're just minutes from downtown Boise but feel miles away. It was a very hot day when we were there so we probably didn't enjoy it as much as we would have if it was a bit cooler, but all in all was a great place. Great exhibits,... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Boise seems to have excellent get-aways right in the middle of town and this is one of them. Our children really enjoyed the trickling creek, huge fish and elements of discovery incorporated into the trails. The information center had some water exhibits, including huge crayfish and plenty of taxidermy animals. there is also a great dirt-moving hands-on space for kids... More 

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Additional Information about Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center

Address: 600 South Walnut St, Boise, ID 83706
Phone Number: +1 208 334 2225
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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