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Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center

Address: 600 South Walnut St, Boise, ID 83706
Phone Number: +1 208 334 2225
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Ranked #8 of 128 things to do in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Boise, Idaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
62 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Boise, Idaho
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a great place to stop on a summer day. A small trail system wanders through the back of the nature center and leads to the Boise Greenbelt. Huge mature trees offer shade during the walk. Make sure to stop in the nature center to check out the interpretive exhibits as well as their resident wild animals. Including a... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The MK nature center is adjacent to Municipal Park in downtown Boise. There are some planted areas, Viewing areas for fish, and nice paths for walking. It's a great place for families, especially with small children who love nature! The park also has a great playground.

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Boise, Idaho
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We love visiting the nature center..seeing the wildlife in the middle of a city is great..check out the large ponds with the large fish..they also have a underwater area to also view.

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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We came here on a field trip for a class about worms. I went in with low expectations but left having had an amazing time! Our group was pre schoolers and the instructor (I believe Ms. Sarah was her name) was perfect. The kids and I learned so much about worms and composting, did cute experiments and crafts, walked to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was a little tricky for us to find, but my husband loved seeing the fish in the pond. Especially the large Sturgeon. We also saw a small Mule Deer resting in some shade. The visitor center was closed when we were there. They have some viewing windows on the pathway to see into the pond. It seems like it... More 

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