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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 fun trip to make with or without kids!!

The M-K Nature Center is a small gem located behind the Fish and Game offices and near the Boise Greenbelt. Its a site that has something for everyone: a learning experience for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The M-K Nature Center is a small gem located behind the Fish and Game offices and near the Boise Greenbelt. Its a site that has something for everyone: a learning experience for the children, and a natural out-of-doors experience for the rest of us. Its within walking distance of down town and Boise State University. The walkways have interpretive signs... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have been here 3 times but every time is a pleasure to stroll among the small bridges, observe the giant sturgeon, admire the flowers and plants. The place is very well maintained but at the same time it gives an idea of natural and spontaneous. A relaxing place to visit several times, during different seasons... and it's free!

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

My hubby and I took our kids there for years and now we enjoy this place with our sweet grandkids. Such a fun spot! Also a great place to take out of town guests.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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Massachusetts
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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 33 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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