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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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Gem of Park Side Attraction

If you're looking for some cool wildlife to check out almost in the heart of Boise while right next to nice park, this is a neat spot. Cool that there's no fee although a donation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
icuski2
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for some cool wildlife to check out almost in the heart of Boise while right next to nice park, this is a neat spot. Cool that there's no fee although a donation would help preserve this gem. The large trout, salmon and sturgeon in the pond are fascinating to watch swim around. Some great educational placards about... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my grandsons (9 and 11 yrs.) We had a great time. Loved all the little informational signs. And the hands on they could do inside the building.

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Thank Tina S
Boise
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit for a nice stroll. Lovely atmosphere. Very well kept. Free parking free admission. Very cool place to go.

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Thank Rachel L
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I just love this place; it's free, it's educational, and it's a great place to visit if you're new/not from Boise. I take visitors here all the time, as it's a lovely walk along well-designed, natural paths. There's a pond where you can see sturgeon (an amazing fish that you're not likely to see in the wild), salmon, trout, even... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

When you are at the art museum or in the park or zoo surrounding it, or visiting Boise State University, hidden away on the edges is the nature center, free to wander and enjoy. It doesn't get much press and you have to look for the "back door" but it is a lovely place to wander around.

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Thank joyce t
Boise, Idaho, United States
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a great place to learn about wildlife. Walk through the habitat and learn some cool things with the kiddo's. Summer is the best time to visit and they often have special educational things going on so check to see what is being offered.

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Thank Yasmin I
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We love the MK Nature Center walk. It's beautiful! It's next to a beautiful big old park too. It's a great way to spend ANY afternoon!!!

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Deadwood, South Dakota
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Wonderful location of the nature center next to the cities greenbelt and a park. Just when the hustle of the city can become exhausting, it isn't far to be here and remember how calming nature is.

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Caldwell, Idaho
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We went in mid-October. There is so much to see and enjoy. The outdoor trails are open every day from dawn to dusk, and provide a lot of self-guided information. Really beautiful. Allow a couple of hours if you take it slow and really appreciate it. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated. We look forward to going back... More 

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Thank Rob L
Wausau, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

FREE!!! Loved the walking trails! We saw tons of different birds and squirrels and bugs! The kids loved exploring as we took a nice walk throughout the park! The fish exhibit is super cool and you can see fish underwater in a river environment. There are some huge fish in there! Then we walked on the bridge and saw the... More 

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