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Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center

600 South Walnut St, Boise, ID 83706
+1 208 334 2225
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Ranked #8 of 65 Attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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40 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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15 helpful votes 15 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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Galt, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great place. Quiet. Kids loved to see the animals. We had a great family day. Nice to be in a place that showcases local wildlife.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Nature center is a nice size, and is educational for all ages. They have many taxidermy animal on display, and a few live animals as well. Outside there is a nice park with a walking tour. You can get a trail guide from the center so you know what you are looking at. There is a nice fish pond,... More 

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