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Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center

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Address: 600 South Walnut St, Boise, ID 83706
Phone Number:
+1 208-334-2225
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

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Lovely Park!

It was delightful going through this lovely park. I did not go into the visitor center as it was closed, but the outdoor exhibits were delightful. I really enjoyed the sturgeon... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lorme J
Orlando, FL
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Orlando, FL
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was delightful going through this lovely park. I did not go into the visitor center as it was closed, but the outdoor exhibits were delightful. I really enjoyed the sturgeon pond. There were lots of visible sturgeon swimming around. The walk through the various exhibits was very scenic. I took some great pictures. It would be a great place... More 

Thank Lorme J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place for nature lovers as well as kids of all ages. They have lots of informational signs throughout the property and lots of great wildlife up close but within the natural habitat; for example, you can see fish through a glass wall that looks right into the river. I also saw a burrowing owl and a deer right off... More 

Thank Brian H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

right in the heart of a city this is such a sanctuary! its a fun place to take kids and have a small outing

Thank travelbuff124
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This could be a side trip if you're on the Boise River Greenbelt or a destination trip. It is a 4.6 acre site run by the Idaho Fish and Game. We did not have a chance to go into the Visitor Center, but we did the "stream walk," which is open from sunrise to sunset. This walk takes you around... More 

Thank urbanguy
Boise, Idaho
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I have taken my grandchildren here many times in the past. It is a great place for families to go for an outing. It is more of a summer activity but, depending on mild weather any time of the year works.

Thank Jackie R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This was a real gem to visit. Lot of birds too at watching window and fish viewing areas as well. We also saw several deer. Nice educational spots too. A nice quick visit worth a few hours.

Thank CPASteveTallahassee
Lewiston, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I'm sure this is beautiful when everything is blooming. I still enjoyed walking the paths to see the fish viewing areas (some large fish swimming in the creek to be viewed), beaver pond, and a small waterfall. It is 4-1/2 acres right in the middle of Boise along the river.

Thank Darliss B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to learn and actually feel like you're in the middle of it all. Deer and other wildlife roam free all around. Beautiful to see.

Thank DebbyD747
Nampa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great free mini zoo so to speak. My kids have always loved it! It has a beautiful pathway with stops to look at fish through windows swimming in the Boise River. Really fun!

Thank April S
Everett, Washington
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136 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

What a nice little retreat right in downtown Boise. A good place for a walk or to see the exhibits. My favorite is the huge deep beaver pond full of enormous rainbow trout and a couple of sturgeon too. And it's free but give them a donation.

Thank GenotheViking

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