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Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center

600 South Walnut St, Boise, ID 83706
+1 208 334 2225
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Ranked #11 of 87 Attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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285 reviews 285 reviews
219 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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ATLANTIC BEACH
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Really great day out. Indoor exibits, taxidermy. Lovely park adjacent to center. First live Sturgeon seen in the USA. gREAT FOR BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS. Very peacefull place.

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Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Kids love the outdoor walkways, exhibits, and nature. We really enjoy the up close aquariums, and hands on exhibits. The gardens are beautiful, along the Boise River, with fun trails, any age is appropriate, donations are accepted. Opens up to green belt and park for your enjoyment.

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Boise, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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