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Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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A very pleasant and well done small town sanctuary zoo - Good place to visit and support

In general, I find zoos depressing. While the Folsom Sanctuary Zoo did make me sad, because I could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CTBCalifornia
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Groveland, California
Very cute

Very lovely zoo with friendly employees. The stories of many of the animals who live here were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BeachesandSunsets
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California
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403 Stafford St, Folsom, CA 95630-2643
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In general, I find zoos depressing. While the Folsom Sanctuary Zoo did make me sad, because I could see the animals were really well cared for, and knew that these were animals that could never survive in the wild, and observed the excellent education of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CTBCalifornia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely zoo with friendly employees. The stories of many of the animals who live here were quite endearing. Well-maintained. We recommend!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BeachesandSunsets
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful animal exhibits... not extensive, so not over-whelming... but a nice variety of animals. Especially good for a 1/2 day trip for young kids.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kkstroth
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took our grandson to the zoo. We also went on the train ride and to the play ground too. Our grandson didn't want to leave. He feel asleep on the way home!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MaLinda A
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We love to support the Folsom Zoo and their wonderful staff. There has been a definite upgrade since 2017. We had a picnic in the park area, which has wonderful playground equipment for kids. We then went to the zoo. It has had many upgrades...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Small and inexpensive zoo/animal rescue facility. Nice signage explaining the animal stories; why they were rescued and when. A nice way to spend an afternoon. Great for children too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BeatlesNut9
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Love this little zoo. Lots of shading, way less crowded and while there are less animals, there are better views. And the zoo is located in an ideal spot that allows for a park or library visit. Perfect for a family picnic and lazy day.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Nicole A
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I have enjoyed this is a new several times. My only complaint is that I was she was a little bigger. I love seeing the bears and the big cats. I went during the middle of the day. it may be better to go early...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lee P
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We have been here a couple times... Today, we used a Groupon for our our family .. Our little kids really liked this place... Pretty clean... Lots of animals.. seems like the animals are taken care of. There is a new barn set up that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank willgray77
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Even my zoo-sophisticated granddaughters from San Francisco enjoy this zoo. I do too. The small scale keeps the walking manageable for young kids; the cougars, bear, tiger make for excitement. The last time we were there, the staff had display tables for learning, and even...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lynn M
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