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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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Okay if you're in the neighborhood.

Not a terrible zoo--they do well with what they have. But we're in Boston for the week visiting and it took twice as long to get there and back as it did to walk through the zoo... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Deering nh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

was very shocked and saddened to see the zoo in such despair when I went today. we had taken our two kids to that same zoo ten years earlier and it was very beautiful,Today June 29 2015, we showed up at 11.00 am and could clearly see they were short staffed, which was okay, that was not the problem, the... More 

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ZooNewEngland, Manager at Franklin Park Zoo, responded to this review

Dear Prinsess27, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent visit to Franklin Park Zoo. We greatly value our customer's feedback, and would like to assure you that we are committed to providing exceptional animal care, as well as enrichment (http://www.zoonewengland.org/protect/inside-our-zoos/animal-care), to all of our animal residents. The camel that you saw is a Bactrian camel... More 

Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was very excited to be here because of the videos i saw on Youtube. The animals looked very active in the videos. But after going there i saw all the animals were pretty lazy. I don't really know the reason but i think may be it was summer time and so they are all lazy in morning times too.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Not a terrible zoo--they do well with what they have. But we're in Boston for the week visiting and it took twice as long to get there and back as it did to walk through the zoo. I enjoyed it okay but wouldn't make the trek to see it again.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My boyfriend and I came from Canada (Montreal) to Franklin Zoo last week-end (june 13) and we liked our experience untill we came back to the parking.... We've used the parking in front of the Zoo (who everybody seems parked there car) and someone, during the 2 hours we went to the Zoo broke the glass of our car and... More 

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ZooNewEngland, Manager at Franklin Park Zoo, responded to this review

Dear Claudie B, While we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Franklin Park Zoo, we're so sorry to hear about your experience in the parking lot. We take our customers' feedback very seriously, and would like to assure you that we have shared your feedback and photos with the appropriate staff here at the Zoo. We are happy... More 

Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Not a good zoo. Too long too walk around, everything is far apart and not a lot of animals. They need to put more money into the animals NOT the playgrounds. I go whenever by kids have a school field trip and find it tough to make the trip. It is located in an unsafe area and is very difficult... More 

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

There are plenty of exciting animals that are easy to spot, but it has a pretty high entry fee for a pretty outdated place. Roads aren't swept, animal enclosures are rather small, and there are many extra fees. I suppose with young children it might be worth it, but I'd otherwise pass.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We loved visiting this zoo. My 1.5 year old daughter had a great time. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The zoo itself is pretty good but the playground is amazing. If you have young children admission is worth it just for the playground. The playground is next to the giraffes so you can watch them if your kids are playing on the playground. Awesome zoo.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We went last weekend with my boyfriends sons (Age 5 & 9) and we weren't hugely impressed. A few of the animals just looked sad, and then there weren't some in other exhibits. No lions. It was great to show the boys things they normally wouldn't see and they loved the park, hard to tear them away from it. Ended... More 

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Athol, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Pitiful zoo. No signs to lead you there. No signs to lead you back to major roadways. Very few animals. I felt sorry for my toddler after that experience. It was her first time at a zoo and she was bored. Not worth the money. Don't go to this zoo.

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Address: Address: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
Phone Number: +1 617-541-5466
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston

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