We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 403 Stafford St, Folsom, CA 95630-2643
Phone Number:
+1 916-351-3527
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 212 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Add Photo Write a Review

212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 211: English reviews
Folsom, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Sean M
El Dorado Hills, California
Level Contributor
143 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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 

Helpful?
Thank Laura H
FAIR OAKS, USA
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank GREG B
Elk Grove, California
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank rhenderson1225
Folsom California
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank 1213Kath
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank Editeded
Rancho Cordova, California
Level Contributor
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

Helpful?
Thank ibell2015
El Cajon, United States
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank William C
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank Frances N

Travellers who viewed Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary also viewed

 

Been to Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?