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Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center

600 South Walnut St, Boise, ID 83706
+1 208 334 2225
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Ranked #14 of 86 attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Boise, Idaho
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love going to the nature center to get out and do a walk. The center is very educational. You also have some free activities for the kids. We love looking at the fish, birds and other animals. We have even seen deer here several times. Only takes a few hours and then there is a park right next door... More

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

If you have an extra hour or two in Boise, take a trip to the Nature Center. It is tiny, with a modest budget, but with those funds, they do a lot for public education on native plants, fish, and wildlife. I got a great bargain on second-hand books in the gift shop, and was impressed with the knowledgeable, helpful... More

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Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A fun and cooler walk in a hot summer day with the water and fish exhibit and other wildlife. Information is provided for the different exhibits.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A great space to take a beautiful walk and enjoy nature. Last time we were here, so many deer were walking the paths with us. Love it!

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Seattle, WA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Our local friends introduced us to MK Nature Center on a crisp, autumn day! Their boys had fun showing off the river and forest; meeting fish, fowl and critters along the way. Great little hike with lots of spots for learning, perfect for adults and kids alike. What a unique Boise feature totally new to us!

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McCall, Idaho
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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

we love going here and seeing the exhibits! it is a great way to learn about the environment, habitat, and surrounding area! the staff is great and helpful!

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Boise, Idaho
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

While the main building has tours and fee based programs, it is just as nice to take the free stroll around the grounds. Beautiful gardens, the fish viewing areas, and the wild bird houses ensure lots of scenic opportunities under shady trees.

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Thousand Oaks
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156 reviews 156 reviews
28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent a nice hour or so walking through the displays here. It is very much all about fish and waterways, though a doe and two fawns appeared in the parking lot for our pleasure. We found it mildly interesting

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Asheville, NC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This was a nice treat to walk through their nature gardens, and then enjoy inside exhibits. Also, the back side opens on the river trail, and that looked like even more fun.

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Temecula, California, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

The nature center is a little hard to find if you aren't familiar with Boise, it is hidden behind the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. There is a small visitor center/gift shop with stuffed local animals and fish, as well as, a water table and a fish tank. The trail is easy- mostly flat, wide and hardpacked so wheelchair... More

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