Zoo Boise

★★★★☆

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The Boise Zoo sits in Julia Davis park making it a very convenient location to get to. The Zoo is still a smaller zoo, reflecting the smaller size of the city of Boise, but it is continually growing. Most of the animals are more native types of animals but there is a really cute rainforest area with an atrium and monkeys as well as tigers (our favorite part of the exhibit). My 4 year old usually just wants to play on the playground! The price is a little bit high in my opinion but if you choose a discounted day, beware that it will be VERY BUSY! Take a picnic in with you!

PROS: easy to get to, cute
CONS: not the most exotic animals

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★★★★☆

The Boise Zoo sits in Julia Davis park making it a very convenient location to get to. The Zoo is still a smaller zoo, reflecting the smaller size of the city of Boise, but it is continually growing. Most of the animals are more native types of animals but there is a really cute rainforest area with an atrium and monkeys as well as tigers (our favorite part of the exhibit). My 4 year old usually just wants to play on the playground! The price is a little bit high in my opinion but if you choose a discounted day, beware that it will be VERY BUSY! Take a picnic in with you!

PROS: easy to get to, cute
CONS: not the most exotic animals

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While I am never impressed with the display of animals here, my children absolutly love it here. They enjoy all the animals and the kid play area. They love going down the giraffe slide. I find the price to get in not to expensive neither is the food area when the food court is open. They also need more closer parking. But hey if the kids love it why not go out as a family for a couple of hours.

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★★★★☆

While I am never impressed with the display of animals here, my children absolutly love it here. They enjoy all the animals and the kid play area. They love going down the giraffe slide. I find the price to get in not to expensive neither is the food area when the food court is open. They also need more closer parking. But hey if the kids love it why not go out as a family for a couple of hours.

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For the size of Boise, I think that the Zoo offers a wide variety or animals to see and activities to do. I did not have a difficult time with my children keeping them occupied and entertained for several hours, there was so much going on. The prices are very reasonable, plus every Thursday is half price day. That has always been my favorite day to go! They even do activities at holidays, especially Halloween, that the community loves. Throughout the year they also offer various different & unique exhibits. They are located in downtown Boise, within a park, so it is easy to take half the day and go to the zoo then eat lunch at the park. They also have play areas within the zoo that my children love to play on. It is one of the best zoos I have been to, and I would recommend it to anyone!

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★★★★☆

For the size of Boise, I think that the Zoo offers a wide variety or animals to see and activities to do. I did not have a difficult time with my children keeping them occupied and entertained for several hours, there was so much going on. The prices are very reasonable, plus every Thursday is half price day. That has always been my favorite day to go! They even do activities at holidays, especially Halloween, that the community loves. Throughout the year they also offer various different & unique exhibits. They are located in downtown Boise, within a park, so it is easy to take half the day and go to the zoo then eat lunch at the park. They also have play areas within the zoo that my children love to play on. It is one of the best zoos I have been to, and I would recommend it to anyone!

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Boise Zoo is a fun place to take the kids. They have monkeys, penguins, and lots of other animals to look at. There is not as many animals as you would find in a big city zoo. They have a nice play area for the kids that has a huge giraffe slide and an archeological dig sandbox. This is a fun thing to do with the kids to get out of the house.

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★★★☆☆

Boise Zoo is a fun place to take the kids. They have monkeys, penguins, and lots of other animals to look at. There is not as many animals as you would find in a big city zoo. They have a nice play area for the kids that has a huge giraffe slide and an archeological dig sandbox. This is a fun thing to do with the kids to get out of the house.

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Okay the Boise zoo rates up there with a petting zoo for me. I have been there many times and it never fails to amaze me at how poorly they display the animals. More times than you can count you will not be able to see any of the 'good' animals or they will have areas blocked off. I have been to MANY zoos all over the USA and Boise has the worst. The only good time to go to the Boise, Idaho zoo is for Boo at the Zoo during Halloween, besides that I avoid going which is sad for a native.

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★★☆☆☆

Okay the Boise zoo rates up there with a petting zoo for me. I have been there many times and it never fails to amaze me at how poorly they display the animals. More times than you can count you will not be able to see any of the 'good' animals or they will have areas blocked off. I have been to MANY zoos all over the USA and Boise has the worst. The only good time to go to the Boise, Idaho zoo is for Boo at the Zoo during Halloween, besides that I avoid going which is sad for a native.

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I have seen the zoo evolve every year. I am always excited to take my family so that we can see new and exciting exhibits they will have this time. I am never disapointed with it. The newer small animal exhibits are fun, entertaining and very educational. I go at least once a year.

PROS: They are always improving the exhibits and bringing in new animals
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★★★★★

I have seen the zoo evolve every year. I am always excited to take my family so that we can see new and exciting exhibits they will have this time. I am never disapointed with it. The newer small animal exhibits are fun, entertaining and very educational. I go at least once a year.

PROS: They are always improving the exhibits and bringing in new animals
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I HAVE BEEN TO THIS ZOO SEVERAL TIMES. I WAS NOT SO IMPRESSED. ITS NOT CHEAP TO GET IN, AND THE ANIMALS ARE NOT TOO IMPRESSIVE. MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, YOU CAN;T SEE THEM. THE LAST THREE TIMES, SOME OF THE DISPLAYS WERE CLOSE.D DEER, ELK, GOPHERS, LLAMAS, THINGS WE SEE EVERYDAY ARE THAT EXCTING, AND THERE WEREN'T A GREAT LOT OF EXOTIC ARE 'NEAT' ANIMALS.

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CONS: PRETTY UNIMPRESSIVE AND BORING

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★★☆☆☆

I HAVE BEEN TO THIS ZOO SEVERAL TIMES. I WAS NOT SO IMPRESSED. ITS NOT CHEAP TO GET IN, AND THE ANIMALS ARE NOT TOO IMPRESSIVE. MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, YOU CAN;T SEE THEM. THE LAST THREE TIMES, SOME OF THE DISPLAYS WERE CLOSE.D DEER, ELK, GOPHERS, LLAMAS, THINGS WE SEE EVERYDAY ARE THAT EXCTING, AND THERE WEREN'T A GREAT LOT OF EXOTIC ARE 'NEAT' ANIMALS.

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CONS: PRETTY UNIMPRESSIVE AND BORING

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While there aren't too many Big animals there is plenty to see at the Boise Zoo. I love the indoor penguin display and the rainforest building where you can see birds of all different colors. Lots of hawks, eagles,and monkeys to visit with.

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★★★★☆

While there aren't too many Big animals there is plenty to see at the Boise Zoo. I love the indoor penguin display and the rainforest building where you can see birds of all different colors. Lots of hawks, eagles,and monkeys to visit with.

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