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Folsom City Zoo

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Address: 403 Stafford St, Folsom, CA 95630-2643
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+1 916-351-3527

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Folsom Zoo

It's a great place to go to and not have to worry about it talking the whole day. They do have some different animals there that the sacramento zoo doesn't have. There is also a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Frances N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a great place to go to and not have to worry about it talking the whole day. They do have some different animals there that the sacramento zoo doesn't have. There is also a nice little park for the kids to play at afterwards.

Thank Frances N
Folsom, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was not overly impressed with this as a zoo...many of the animals you couldn't see because of their housing locations and many were probably sleeping during the day.

Thank sgcode3
Upland, California
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We loved the relaxed atmosphere of this zoo. You are truly there to see animals. Its not an amusement park, therefore you really get nice time spent with grandchildren talking about the animals and learning

Thank bmbuccola
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244 reviews
95 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Highly recommend for old and young alike! They have done a lot of work to expand this zoo, and it is a nice place to visit. They have worked tirelessly to rescue animals and provide them a happy, healthy Sanctuary!

1 Thank VictoriaL L
Loomis, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We have been going to this zoo for many years. We really enjoy their Christmas time festivities. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank kristineandjohn
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310 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I must confess I avoid visiting a zoo of any kind as I detest seeing wildlife in captivity. But ths is different. Ths is a sanctuary for wildlife that cannot live in the wild for whatever reason. I saw mountain lions and bears that looked healthy and happy. I loved witnessing children visiting this venue , gleefully seeing wildlife they... More 

Thank Jean H
Folsom, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I love this zoo. All the animals have been rescued and each has a story that is on display. It's a small zoo that can be viewed in it's entirety in 1 hour! It's ideal for children 4 and under. Bonus...it's next to a playground, park, library and small train ride.

Thank Terri T
Folsom, California
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36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The Folsom Zoo is absolutely charming. The animals that inhabit the refuge have been rescued from illegal handlers and orphan situations. The enclosures are abundant and every effort is made to give the animals peace and tranquility. The grounds are beautiful and I never tire of taking a walk thru the meandering trails. The place is loaded with resident peacocks... More 

1 Thank Junebug99
Sacramento, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I took kids aged from 6 to 17 and we enjoyed the zoo. We showed up late in the day and got through the whole zoo in about 1 - 1 1/2 hours. We took lots of pictures. Loved that the deer came right up to us. There is a nice park next to the zoo that we played at... More 

1 Thank Jennifer G
Citrus Heights, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

The Folsom Zoo is smaller than many zoos, but still quite interesting. They specifically house animals that are native to the Sacramento valley and foothills. They also are home to a number of "rescue " animals that would not be able to survive in the wild. There are volunteer docents that provide background on the animals and make presentations. Because... More 

Thank James H

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