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“Treat for any age” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zoo Boise

Zoo Boise
355 North Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702
+1 208 384 4125
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Ranked #16 of 123 things to do in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Boise, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Treat for any age”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Clean and amazing zoo for any age. The African safari center is fantastic. Kids never tire of visiting this zoo.

Visited August 2012
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

I brought my wife and kid to this zoo thinking it was gonna be small and somewhat interesting. I was wrong, this place is pretty cool considering its in lil ol Boise. They had some great animals. The only downside was most of the animals were sleeping when we went. Lol. Oh well. I will definitely come back.

Visited May 2013
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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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“Quite enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Ended up spending a bit more time at the zoo than I had initially planned but it was merely because of the incredible set up they had.

The zoo has a large variety of animals to explore, though I must admit I got a bit sad when the red pandas were hiding, but aside from that, the trip couldn't have gotten any better.

The entrance fee is reasonable, it's located not far away from the city centrum and parking space is also very good.

Visited February 2013
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Great afternoon excursion!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We had an afternoon to kill before our flight, and stopped by the local zoo, located in Julia Davis Park. This was a cool mid-sized zoo! It had enough exhibits to offer variety and some animals we hadn't seen before, but wasn't too packed to get around or too crazy to navigate. It was nice to stop by without committing an entire day. Very kid-friendly ("Zoo Daze" featured a chance to meet "Iron Man"), with areas to feed the goats and the sloth bear. The zoo staff was out and about all day at the exhibits so we learned a lot and the animal were all out. Admission was very reasonable.

Visited May 2013
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Draper, Utah
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“What a wonderful way to do a Mother's day brunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The zoo does a mother's day brunch before the zoo opens. After the brunch is eaten, they brought out a special animal and shared him with us. We even were allowed to touch this animal and enjoy a contact that normally wouldn't ever happen even in the wild!
We sat out in the open and could hear all the animals talking (well you know sounds) without the noises of the crowds interfering or causing them to hide.
After the brunch was over we walked around the zoo and enjoyed the various exhibits, and I got to say the prairie dog was truly enjoyable and made us laugh right out loud. There is quite a variety of animals displayed and the zoo excels at showing them in their normal environment.
We'll come back again soon!
The Good: the caring of the vets for their charges, the displays, the health overall of the animals.
The Bad: unfortunately the very nature of zoo's needing more room for their animals.
The Ugly: in the concession area the geese are very agressive about taking food and leaving BIG poo bombs everywhere!
On the Scuba 10 Bubble scale I give this place 8 out of 10 bubbles, and if they do this again next year we will sign up again!

Visited May 2013
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