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Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center

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Address: 600 S Walnut St, Boise, ID 83712-7729
Phone Number: +1 208 334 2225
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great place to spend an hour

Our children (12, 10, 7, 5) love coming to the nature center every time we visit Boise. We've seen deer every time we've come. The trails and bridges are well maintained and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
ksvocana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our children (12, 10, 7, 5) love coming to the nature center every time we visit Boise. We've seen deer every time we've come. The trails and bridges are well maintained and we love seeing all the big fish. The visitor center has interactive things in it for the kids. And to top it all off, it's FREE.

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Thank ksvocana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty cool place, would love to see them expand it. The highlight is the main pond where you can see native fish in a native environment. Keep your eyes peeled for the sturgeon they can be hard to spot sometimes.

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Thank Rich B
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This nature trail is not too long, but shady for the most part. Perfect for a day when the temperature was over 90F. Creeks, waterfalls, ponds, fish, plants, and an entrance to the Greenbelt. It also has a small gift shop. Great place to take visitors without spending too much money.

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Thank Akurate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The MK nature center is a quiet little park tucked away in the Southeast side of Boise. It is one of my favorite places to visit. It has something for everyone. There is a park next to it with a playground the greenbelt runs behind it. The trails throughout the center are well groomed and easily navigable. Be sure to... More 

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Thank Maren M
Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This was a cute little nature walk with fish, birds, beavers, and other little creatures. The walk was free enjoyable. the indoor center was closed due to it being a holiday but I still enjoyed it.

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Thank mmorris484
Marsing, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

My kids loved this place growing up. It is very informative, in fact when I home schooled them for awhile I would create questionnaires off of the informational signs and the kids would have to read each sign to fill in the quiz. They never got bored even though we went several times a year. Now as adults they still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The area has something for everyone. A play ground, large area to picnic and play in. From the sturgeon, salmon and trout; the nature center itself is a neat place to gaze at the fish. Check out the creek running through along the many bridges. Don't forget to stop and smell the flowers! Hang out with the local herd of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The trails are extremely varied and well-kempt. Interpretive signs are informative and interesting. Any child (or adult) would enjoy this lovely facility. Although I did not get to spend too much time inside, it also appeared to be attractive and educational.

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Thank Judith_SCanton
Garden City, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is an easy-access nature walk. If you want to view birds, go early (Very early!) in the morning. For an informational nature walk with all kinds of surprises around every corner, this is what you want. I got excited when I found petroglyphs with my grandson! This is good for young and old.

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Thank Patricia C
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Make this a stop on your Green Belt tour. Free! This is a little gem in Boise with a big bang. Very informative, I had no idea there are huge white craw dads/cray fish in Idaho!

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