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Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park

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Cute Zoo

Although I have mixed feelings about zoos, Idaho Falls does a fabulous job with their zoo. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sunlightmommy
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Tautphaus Park Zoo

Several friends and I visited the zoo this past spring. We liked the fact that we could stroll... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
janewinston5845
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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2725 Carnival Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83402
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although I have mixed feelings about zoos, Idaho Falls does a fabulous job with their zoo. The animals look very well cared for. What I enjoyed most was the size and simplicity. Perfect amount of time to go through with my 2 year old and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sunlightmommy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Several friends and I visited the zoo this past spring. We liked the fact that we could stroll through the zoo at our own pace. We enjoyed watching the large cats and penguins the best.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank janewinston5845
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Idaho Falls Zoo has a good variety of animals. This visit the animals were very active. The family of lions were playing and entertaining. The otter was showing off. This is a great place to bring children.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CoCo Doug K
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

For a small town like Idaho Falls to have their own zoo they have done a great job for a zoo. It isn’t San Diego Zoo by any means, but they have a nice variety of animals. The facilities are nice and clean and a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

A person in our party wrecked on the incline coming down from the duck pond. Another visitor with his family helped out the injured person up from the wreck-crash into the wood fence, just down the hill from the duck pond, we looked around for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My family and I have been to this zoo many times and it’s always a good experience. It’s small but the atmosphere is really nice with all the trees and shade. They seem to take care of their animals pretty well. It’s definitely a nice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stefani M
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Took my teens. It was a nice hour and a half walk. There is some diversity of animals everyone seemed well kept. It's nice that they have peacocks roaming about. A neat little petting zoo, too

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brook19652
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The enclosures and lovely and well maintained. The animals look happy and healthy. THey have a surprising variety of animals too! This is a great zoo!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed September 16, 2018

The Idaho Falls zoo is not very big, but it was very nice. The landscaping was very pretty. They have a nice variety of animals: exotic birds, primates, zebras, bears, camels, a tiger, wallabies, penguins...and more. The animals all had spacious habitats and appeared well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Valerie C
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It had been several years since I'd been the local zoo and I was surprised by diversity of animals... just amazed. Great experience and a lot to see.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Key B
August 17, 2017|
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Response from 690janettel | Reviewed this property |
NO, dogs are not allowed unless they qualify as ADA service animals. Per the zoo's website... " * Pets are not allowed on Zoo grounds. * ADA service animals are allowed; however, companion animals are not allowed for the... More
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Shannon M
April 21, 2017|
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Response from mkb506 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry there are No elephants at this Zoo.
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August 17, 2016|
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Response from NewEnglandBred78 | Reviewed this property |
ScottnCheryl is right on the pricing per ticket at the gate. However, there are discount tickets available through the Sleep Inn & Suites in Idaho Falls. They are $5.50 per person and each ticket admits two people so the... More
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