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Franklin Park Zoo

1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121 (Dorchester/Roxbury/Mattapan)
+1 617-541-5466
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Ranked #100 of 207 attractions in Boston
Type: Zoos
Traveler Description: Franklin Park Zoo is fun for both adults and children. For adults, there is a large variety of animals, from the Serengeti Crossing (ostrich, Grant's... more »
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mims florida
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390 reviews 390 reviews
171 attraction reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Children will love the modern large playground, almost worth entrance price alone. It is dilapidated and having so much closed on April 7th shows a lack of imaginative management -it would prosper from being a private business rather than a charity and have a consumer mindset, because they have some really good animals. Red Pandas, Tree Kangoroos, white tiger, gorillas... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Went recently with two colleagues after work was impressed with care of animals the place needs a lot of work and needs.visitor support

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

This zoo is just so much fun. They have more animals than any other zoo I've been to. I espessaly enjoyed the gorilla exhibit, but there's so many animals it's hard to choose. I think if your in Boston you should spend at least a half day here.

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Mbabane, Swaziland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place even with all the animals taken in because of the snow. It is located just down the franklin park. I was lucky to see a very big antelope. I will go again at a good time when all the animals will be out.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were here in a group of four adults. We happened to be there the same time they were doing trick-or-treating for the kids.Very cute and they let us adults enjoy some treats too. There was a nice selection of animals and exhibits. Took us a good part of a day to go through. But there was a lot of... More

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I’ve been going to the Franklin Park Zoo since I was a little girl; in fact, it was my first, zoo experience (I can still remember the smell from The Monkey House). I spent an overcast, but pleasant, Halloween afternoon there. A hotel concierge advised me to go by taxi, saying the zoo isn’t located in the “best part” of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We visited with another adult on Labor Day we arrived when it opened, and made it through most of the zoo before it became busy. It was an enjoyable visit, but we were unable to see the giraffes, because of the threat of thunderstorms, they are not allowed out of the barn.

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Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My 11 year old went here this past weekend with her Girl Scout troop. They said half the exhibits were closed or had no animals in them and the ones that did weren't really great. They did enjoy the giraffes. The zoo is in a terrible part of town, I did not even like driving to or from, I felt... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We hadn't been to the zoo in a while but had our 3 year old with us and she loved everything. They've added a spectacular playground, so good we thought about getting a membership just to be able to use it! We loved the carousel, the gorilla house, lion and tigers and the great little train that runs around the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

After reading the posts about the Franklin Park Zoo we were dubious about taking the time to visit. However, ever the optimist, I felt we should make the effort. It's fair to say that we were disappointed, there were many elements of the zoo closed with no prior notification given at the gate. I'm animals did look well cared for... More

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