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Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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Address: 403 Stafford St, Folsom, CA 95630-2643
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+1 916-351-3527

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Quaint little zoo

Located nearby Folsom library, Lion Park (with playground), and an small train kids can ride, this is a nice little zoo if you're nearby. They have animals that are unable to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sean M
Folsom, California
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Folsom, California
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located nearby Folsom library, Lion Park (with playground), and an small train kids can ride, this is a nice little zoo if you're nearby. They have animals that are unable to be released into the wild. Major attractions include tigers, bears, mountain lions, peacocks, monkeys, coyotes, wolves, deer, and eagles among other things. You could probably get through the whole... More 

Thank Sean M
El Dorado Hills, California
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to this little zoo was a pleasant way to spend an hour or two. It is very manageable, and a big hit with children. Each animal has been rescued, damaged in some way, and unable to live In the wild. Most impressive are the big cats. I have never been so close to a tiger before. Right next... More 

Thank Laura H
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This small zoo/sanctuary is an excellent place to visit. They include many animals from the California regions; my favorite being the mountain lions and black bears. It is small and well-paved for easy access and the animals are easy to see, when they are out. They do not force the animals to do anything that is not as normal or... More 

Thank GREG B
Elk Grove, California
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great small local zoo, but lots of wildlife saved from various places, including injured animals that they help and save. Support this wonderful zoo.

1 Thank rhenderson1225
Folsom California
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

In response to Editeded's review that zoos are a dying breed and there are better ones in the bay area, it is important to remember that the complete title of this facility is Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary with an emphasis on the sanctuary. This sanctuary does not breed animals, it rescues them because they have been injured and cannot return... More 

2 Thank tomcarla
Roseville, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

this is a wonderful small Zoo great for the whole family, clean well kept enclosures ~ always enjoy our visits to this Zoo and they keep making it better.

1 Thank 1213Kath
Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Fallen out of fashion these days. Zoo's are a dying breed and this is one that I would take a pass. If a Zoo in in you future, take the 90 mile drive to San Francisco Zoo and see the real thing.

Thank Editeded
Rancho Cordova, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Granddaughter loves to go there. Small and can do done in a few hours. They do have a lot of rescue wild animals that end up calling this home otherwise they would probably just die

Thank ibell2015
El Cajon, United States
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158 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Someone had suggested that we take a look at this hidden gem about 20 minutes from Sacramento, and we're thrilled we did. It is a small and eclectic little zoo, but there are plenty of animals to look at, and you can do it close up. There are some remarkable critters in here, mountain lions, bears, raccoons, and they were... More 

Thank William C
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It's a great place to go to and not have to worry about it talking the whole day. They do have some different animals there that the sacramento zoo doesn't have. There is also a nice little park for the kids to play at afterwards.

Thank Frances N

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