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Address: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
Phone Number: +1 617-541-5466
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Description: This 72-acre urban zoo was founded in 1911.
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I took my three nieces to the zoo along with my parents. We were excited and the kids were looking forward of the day. Unfortunately, the giraffe was ill and was not out for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I took my three nieces to the zoo along with my parents. We were excited and the kids were looking forward of the day. Unfortunately, the giraffe was ill and was not out for viewing. I wish that this had been mentioned on their website, as I checked it before we left to head down. This was one exhibit that... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful place to go to. We enjoyed half day there. Clean place and easy to walk around. Very relaxing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We decided to stop here because it was about the half way point to our trip to New Hampshire and it was part of the reciprocal list at roger Williams zoo. Being members allowed us a half off discount. This is a smaller zoo but was very nice. The animal settings were all pretty large and the zoo seemed to... More 

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Florida
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went to the zoo with kids ages from 11 through 22. We were very disappointed. There was garbage everywhere. They do not keep up with the landscaping several areas the grass or should I say weeds were so high we couldn't even see the animals. Only one place to eat or get snacks in the entire park. Only,one of... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Awful. Yes the parking was free but the lot is an itty bitty gravel lot not clearly marked where everyone parks creatively. Admission is EXPENSIVE. $40 for 2 adults, which I didn't have too much of a problem with at first. I often go to the Henry-Doorly Zoo in Omaha NE and it's just under that. Walking through, however, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We live near a smaller zoo like Franklin Park, so the size was perfect for us to be able to stroll around, see everything, and really take our time. My daughter and I had the greatest time seeing all the animals. She loved the new baby gorilla! The staff was so very nice and friendly. My daughter who is normally... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

People should bring there Camera there and take pictures of the Gorillas there and don't Bang on the glass

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I took time to bring my grandchildren to the Franklin Park Zoo in Dorchester. We were excited to go but disappointed to the final outcome. We got Free parking and the place looks clean. The children enjoy the playground. The Zoo has a few animals and most of them are old animals with not energy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My whole fam was in the Flanklin Park Zoo we see a lot of animal and my kids enjoying the time, my favorite part i was butterfly house so beautiful and my kids part was the gorila and the lions. Surely will be back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A quaint small zoo. They have a nice assortment of exhibits. It is a bit small for a major city. There are quite a few animals but some of the ones you might expect are not at this zoo. The have a small butterfly aviary with most of the butterflies being mostly North American. They have a small petting zoo... More 

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