Franklin Park Zoo

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Woo! What! an enjoyable time it was when we went to visit Franklin Park Zoo. There we saw many animals and there is a good playground also for kids, in which my kids enjoyed a lot.

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★★★★☆

Woo! What! an enjoyable time it was when we went to visit Franklin Park Zoo. There we saw many animals and there is a good playground also for kids, in which my kids enjoyed a lot.

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ive been going to these 2 local zoos since i was a child and love both zoos...................i dont mind paying more money to support these wonderful zoos as i would hate to lose them ....................and the animals are wonderful to view................please support these 2 great zoos so they can keep these zoos open for future generations to enjoy..............................anyone writing a bad review should be totally ignored..........these 2 wonderful zoos deserve alot of praise as they fight to stay open..................visit them often and support them............they need our support for sure..................also anywhere we go now we have to use our common sense...................do not leave any valuables in vehicles period and roll up windows and lock your vehicles at all times.............leave valuables in a safe at home where they belong!!!!!!!!!! you have no one to blame for your total lack of common sense..................keep safe and dont invite criminals to our neighborhoods!!!!!!!!!!!!! call the police when you see something out of the ordinary to keep our neighborhoods safe and the crooks away!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ive been going to these 2 local zoos since i was a child and love both zoos...................i dont mind paying more money to support these wonderful zoos as i would hate to lose them ....................and the animals are wonderful to view................please support these 2 great zoos so they can keep these zoos open for future generations to enjoy..............................anyone writing a bad review should be totally ignored..........these 2 wonderful zoos deserve alot of praise as they fight to stay open..................visit them often and support them............they need our support for sure..................also anywhere we go now we have to use our common sense...................do not leave any valuables in vehicles period and roll up windows and lock your vehicles at all times.............leave valuables in a safe at home where they belong!!!!!!!!!! you have no one to blame for your total lack of common sense..................keep safe and dont invite criminals to our neighborhoods!!!!!!!!!!!!! call the police when you see something out of the ordinary to keep our neighborhoods safe and the crooks away!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: local zoos that need our support

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Hello! My sons an I went to a trip over to the franklyn zoo this summer in September 7,2008 we had a great time,they have beutifull animals an well taking care off them. I recomended to any one to go an have a great time with their family.. To all the staff of the zoo i want to thank you for such a great experrience. Have a Great year.

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★★★★★

Hello! My sons an I went to a trip over to the franklyn zoo this summer in September 7,2008 we had a great time,they have beutifull animals an well taking care off them. I recomended to any one to go an have a great time with their family.. To all the staff of the zoo i want to thank you for such a great experrience. Have a Great year.

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My recent trip to the zoo was so dissappointing that I thought I should write in and let people know not to waste their time. The animals, when you can see them (most are hiding) look lethargic and sick, more pitiful than anything. The lion looked borderline dead. The two indoor exhibits smelled so bad of urine that I had to turn around and exit immediately. The admission is fairly priced, but I'd rather pay more and have better conditions and more animals. I may check out stone zoo, and hopefully have a better experience.

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My recent trip to the zoo was so dissappointing that I thought I should write in and let people know not to waste their time. The animals, when you can see them (most are hiding) look lethargic and sick, more pitiful than anything. The lion looked borderline dead. The two indoor exhibits smelled so bad of urine that I had to turn around and exit immediately. The admission is fairly priced, but I'd rather pay more and have better conditions and more animals. I may check out stone zoo, and hopefully have a better experience.

Pros: low admission

Cons: poor conditions, animals are more sad than entertaining

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The zoo itself is less than impressive. The animals look sad and pathetic.

The zoo advertises free parking, but what they fail to tell you is, the fact that the neighborhood has the highest crime rate in Boston (google for crimes Dorchester).

I was visiting the zoo on 09/07 with my 2 year old son and on the way back noticed that the passenger side window on my car has been smashed and goods worth $1000 taken. It was a bright sunny day today and the car which was parked in the zoo parking lot, appeared to have been broken into between 11:30am and 1:30pm.

On inquiring with Mattapan police I was told that the neighborhood has one of the highest crime rate in the city. I was also told that typically around 40 breakins happen on weekends and holidays such as today.

And yet there is no warning signs or adequate security in the parking lot to protect innocent tourists men, women and kids who visit the zoo.

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1. Are the guys managing the zoo aware of this problem ?
2. What measures are you taking to prevent such issues from happening ?
3. Zoo website mentions about free parking. If you are located in a high crime neighborhood, is'nt it fair to let tourists know (by putting signs etc).
4. If that cannot be done, how about a paid parking scheme where revenue generated could be used to pay for security guards who patrol the area ?

I am disgusted by the lack of concern for security by this organization. If you cannot provide adequate security, at least warn the public so that they can take measures to be safe.

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The zoo itself is less than impressive. The animals look sad and pathetic.

The zoo advertises free parking, but what they fail to tell you is, the fact that the neighborhood has the highest crime rate in Boston (google for crimes Dorchester).

I was visiting the zoo on 09/07 with my 2 year old son and on the way back noticed that the passenger side window on my car has been smashed and goods worth $1000 taken. It was a bright sunny day today and the car which was parked in the zoo parking lot, appeared to have been broken into between 11:30am and 1:30pm.

On inquiring with Mattapan police I was told that the neighborhood has one of the highest crime rate in the city. I was also told that typically around 40 breakins happen on weekends and holidays such as today.

And yet there is no warning signs or adequate security in the parking lot to protect innocent tourists men, women and kids who visit the zoo.

-----Questions and comments for zoo authorities----------------------

1. Are the guys managing the zoo aware of this problem ?
2. What measures are you taking to prevent such issues from happening ?
3. Zoo website mentions about free parking. If you are located in a high crime neighborhood, is'nt it fair to let tourists know (by putting signs etc).
4. If that cannot be done, how about a paid parking scheme where revenue generated could be used to pay for security guards who patrol the area ?

I am disgusted by the lack of concern for security by this organization. If you cannot provide adequate security, at least warn the public so that they can take measures to be safe.

Pros: None

Cons: Security, pathetic state of animals

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This is a very good zoo. We love going there and spending the day. You can easily spend a couple of hours just looking at all animals. The kids and parents all had a great tjme. It was very memorable experience. It was big. The staff was awesome and so helpful. They explained alot regarding the animals.

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★★★★☆

This is a very good zoo. We love going there and spending the day. You can easily spend a couple of hours just looking at all animals. The kids and parents all had a great tjme. It was very memorable experience. It was big. The staff was awesome and so helpful. They explained alot regarding the animals.

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How could you not find fun at a zoo. This zoo is located in Dorchester MA. For the part of the city it is located the zoo is kept in good condition. There were so many animals to choose from. It took us hours to go through the whole zoo. There were flamingos, sheeps, goats and other animals. Lots to touch including the sheep and goats. Oh what a day the kids had.

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★★★★☆

How could you not find fun at a zoo. This zoo is located in Dorchester MA. For the part of the city it is located the zoo is kept in good condition. There were so many animals to choose from. It took us hours to go through the whole zoo. There were flamingos, sheeps, goats and other animals. Lots to touch including the sheep and goats. Oh what a day the kids had.

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The Franklin Park zoo has to be one of my favorite zoos to visit. There is plenty to see here to keep you busy for hours including lions, birds, zebras and more. The zoo is rather large but the scenery within the the zoo is wonderful as it is very well kept. Admission is pretty reasonable as well which is always a plus. When you are done checking out the animals, there is also a very nice playground for the kids to enjoy as well as an area to buy food and drinks. Although not in the best area of town, once you enter the zoo you almost seem to forget where you are.

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★★★★★

The Franklin Park zoo has to be one of my favorite zoos to visit. There is plenty to see here to keep you busy for hours including lions, birds, zebras and more. The zoo is rather large but the scenery within the the zoo is wonderful as it is very well kept. Admission is pretty reasonable as well which is always a plus. When you are done checking out the animals, there is also a very nice playground for the kids to enjoy as well as an area to buy food and drinks. Although not in the best area of town, once you enter the zoo you almost seem to forget where you are.

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I am big fan of animals, and they certainly represent most of them at Franklin Park Zoo. The zoo itself is a nice place to walk around. I really like the setup of this particular zoo, and it is very well kept. I've been to many zoos in the area, and Franklin Park is definitely my favorite. I think the best thing is that it is right outside the city and so easy to get to so you can go any time!

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I am big fan of animals, and they certainly represent most of them at Franklin Park Zoo. The zoo itself is a nice place to walk around. I really like the setup of this particular zoo, and it is very well kept. I've been to many zoos in the area, and Franklin Park is definitely my favorite. I think the best thing is that it is right outside the city and so easy to get to so you can go any time!

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I wasn't too impressed with this zoo which was a real disappointment b/c I was really looking forward to taking my son for the first time. We went on a nice day in August, but there didn't seem to be any animals out. Most were hiding or not there at all! The petting zoo and butterfly house were alot of fun but I don't think I'd visit again. I've heard the Stone Zoo (the partner to Franklin Park) is more impressive, so perhaps that's worth a drive!

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I wasn't too impressed with this zoo which was a real disappointment b/c I was really looking forward to taking my son for the first time. We went on a nice day in August, but there didn't seem to be any animals out. Most were hiding or not there at all! The petting zoo and butterfly house were alot of fun but I don't think I'd visit again. I've heard the Stone Zoo (the partner to Franklin Park) is more impressive, so perhaps that's worth a drive!

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Now this is a zoo! I saw animals here that I had never even heard of before! I like the fact that some of the animals like the lions, for instance, have a large fenced off area in which to roam. This is a big place, takes a while to see everything. I found it to be very clean and well kept. I know in the past its had its reputation for being in a bad part of Dorchester. I had no problem at all. They have nice food area and tables to sit at. This is worth a little ride from home to visit at! They have petting zoo for the tiny tots......which I didnt actually go into as we didnt have very young children with us.....but it looked nice!

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Now this is a zoo! I saw animals here that I had never even heard of before! I like the fact that some of the animals like the lions, for instance, have a large fenced off area in which to roam. This is a big place, takes a while to see everything. I found it to be very clean and well kept. I know in the past its had its reputation for being in a bad part of Dorchester. I had no problem at all. They have nice food area and tables to sit at. This is worth a little ride from home to visit at! They have petting zoo for the tiny tots......which I didnt actually go into as we didnt have very young children with us.....but it looked nice!

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doesn't all the schools go here too..The price is right for admission but yet the concessions are very expensive..We were here just a few weeks ago, the restrooms were nasty, looks like they didn't clean them for months and even some of the animals didn't look well..There are other zoos in the area that are worth going to before coming here...

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★★★☆☆

doesn't all the schools go here too..The price is right for admission but yet the concessions are very expensive..We were here just a few weeks ago, the restrooms were nasty, looks like they didn't clean them for months and even some of the animals didn't look well..There are other zoos in the area that are worth going to before coming here...

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The Franklin Park Zoo, located in Dorchester, is a good place to take the kids, but is not the best zoo around. This zoo has the usual...zebras, lions, etc, but one of the most interesting things is the butterfly area. Here, the butterflies roam around free (it's covered). The zoo also has several concession stands with the usual fare, and a gift shop. If you live in the Boston area, it's a quick drive, although public transportation can be tricky.

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★★★★☆

The Franklin Park Zoo, located in Dorchester, is a good place to take the kids, but is not the best zoo around. This zoo has the usual...zebras, lions, etc, but one of the most interesting things is the butterfly area. Here, the butterflies roam around free (it's covered). The zoo also has several concession stands with the usual fare, and a gift shop. If you live in the Boston area, it's a quick drive, although public transportation can be tricky.

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I love this zoo. It has almost every animal imaginable. Most of the animals were there in their natural habitat and it was so neat to see them like that. The exhibits are educational. The zoo has a very organized layout. The prices are reasonable. The only downfall is that it is tough to get to. You cant just drive there. You have to take a bus.

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★★★★☆

I love this zoo. It has almost every animal imaginable. Most of the animals were there in their natural habitat and it was so neat to see them like that. The exhibits are educational. The zoo has a very organized layout. The prices are reasonable. The only downfall is that it is tough to get to. You cant just drive there. You have to take a bus.

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the franklin park zoo is great i really enjoy seeing differnt types of animals and they yhave a lot of different animals there and in a a large area and are a lot of fun especially on a nice day.

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the franklin park zoo is great i really enjoy seeing differnt types of animals and they yhave a lot of different animals there and in a a large area and are a lot of fun especially on a nice day.

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This zoo is pretty nice but a little tricky to get to (take a train and then take a bus). One thing that impressed me is that they have red kangaroos! (something my state zoo did not have). Also they have a really nice and spacious indoor aviary where birds freely roam.

PROS: lots of animals
CONS: tricky to get to, some cages seem small

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★★★★☆

This zoo is pretty nice but a little tricky to get to (take a train and then take a bus). One thing that impressed me is that they have red kangaroos! (something my state zoo did not have). Also they have a really nice and spacious indoor aviary where birds freely roam.

PROS: lots of animals
CONS: tricky to get to, some cages seem small

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The Franklin Park Zoo is a great way to escape the city life for a day. The zoo is only ten minutes south of Boston and admission is only $8.50. Bring your walking shoes, as animals are spread throughout the park. Also bring extra cash for drinks and food...which are pricey at $2.50 for a bottle of soda. The Franklin Park Zoo has a great gift shop, and a wide variety of animals such as lions, gorillas, and kangaroos. Sorry, no tigers or elephants. Only use the bathrooms if you have to, they are on the dirtier side.

PROS: Lots to see, The butterfly attraction is great
CONS: dirty bathrooms, and pricy concessions

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★★★☆☆

The Franklin Park Zoo is a great way to escape the city life for a day. The zoo is only ten minutes south of Boston and admission is only $8.50. Bring your walking shoes, as animals are spread throughout the park. Also bring extra cash for drinks and food...which are pricey at $2.50 for a bottle of soda. The Franklin Park Zoo has a great gift shop, and a wide variety of animals such as lions, gorillas, and kangaroos. Sorry, no tigers or elephants. Only use the bathrooms if you have to, they are on the dirtier side.

PROS: Lots to see, The butterfly attraction is great
CONS: dirty bathrooms, and pricy concessions

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The Franklin Park Zoo is a great place to go on a family outing especially with little kids or anyone who enjoys animals. I love seeing wild animals and especailly ones that are not found around this area and that you are able to see in such a close setting. I would definately reccomend the Franklin Park Zoo to anyone who likes animals they have a Giraffe savannah a tropical forrest and a australian outback tour and much more they are great and are 9.50 for adults five dollars for children and children under two are allowed in free. It is a great place and at the same time it is very educational. I would definately reccomend Franklin Park Zoo it is great.

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★★★★☆

The Franklin Park Zoo is a great place to go on a family outing especially with little kids or anyone who enjoys animals. I love seeing wild animals and especailly ones that are not found around this area and that you are able to see in such a close setting. I would definately reccomend the Franklin Park Zoo to anyone who likes animals they have a Giraffe savannah a tropical forrest and a australian outback tour and much more they are great and are 9.50 for adults five dollars for children and children under two are allowed in free. It is a great place and at the same time it is very educational. I would definately reccomend Franklin Park Zoo it is great.

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You gotta love the Franklin Park Zoo. Honestly, they have all the animals! Seriously, though, the exhibits are fun and the staff is friendly. Admission isn't to bad, and if it's a nice day, you can't beat a day at the zoo with the family or friends! Take the trip to Dorchester and have a nice time!

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★★★★☆

You gotta love the Franklin Park Zoo. Honestly, they have all the animals! Seriously, though, the exhibits are fun and the staff is friendly. Admission isn't to bad, and if it's a nice day, you can't beat a day at the zoo with the family or friends! Take the trip to Dorchester and have a nice time!

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Although this park is not in the best of areas in Boston, it is still a great place to visit. It is very large so bring good shoes. It has a cute baby gorilla who definitely worth the ride in. It has lions, giraffas, kangaroos, emus, hippos, jaguars, many birds, moneys...it's a really fun/educational outing.

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Although this park is not in the best of areas in Boston, it is still a great place to visit. It is very large so bring good shoes. It has a cute baby gorilla who definitely worth the ride in. It has lions, giraffas, kangaroos, emus, hippos, jaguars, many birds, moneys...it's a really fun/educational outing.

 

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