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Folsom City Zoo

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Address: 403 Stafford St, Folsom, CA 95630-2643
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Small Welcoming Zoo

I love this zoo. All the animals have been rescued and each has a story that is on display. It's a small zoo that can be viewed in it's entirety in 1 hour! It's ideal for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Terri T
Folsom, California
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Folsom, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I love this zoo. All the animals have been rescued and each has a story that is on display. It's a small zoo that can be viewed in it's entirety in 1 hour! It's ideal for children 4 and under. Bonus...it's next to a playground, park, library and small train ride.

Thank Terri T
Folsom, California
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Folsom Zoo is absolutely charming. The animals that inhabit the refuge have been rescued from illegal handlers and orphan situations. The enclosures are abundant and every effort is made to give the animals peace and tranquility. The grounds are beautiful and I never tire of taking a walk thru the meandering trails. The place is loaded with resident peacocks... More 

1 Thank Junebug99
Sacramento, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I took kids aged from 6 to 17 and we enjoyed the zoo. We showed up late in the day and got through the whole zoo in about 1 - 1 1/2 hours. We took lots of pictures. Loved that the deer came right up to us. There is a nice park next to the zoo that we played at... More 

1 Thank Jennifer G
Citrus Heights, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The Folsom Zoo is smaller than many zoos, but still quite interesting. They specifically house animals that are native to the Sacramento valley and foothills. They also are home to a number of "rescue " animals that would not be able to survive in the wild. There are volunteer docents that provide background on the animals and make presentations. Because... More 

Thank James H
Folsom, California
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I enjoy seeing animals I would normally see, but I'm also bothered by the enclosed areas they are confined to live. This zoo takes abandoned bear cubs, or injured animals and provides a life for them. It's a wonderful zoo and a great family outing for all ages. There is a park next to the zoo and so bring a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This zoo is made up of rescued animals and they do a wonderful job. Not too good for seniors who have trouble walking because of the curving walkways. If you're in town around Christmas time, go at night to see"Wild Nights and Holiday Lights", Dec 2-3, 9-10 and 16-23, 5-8 pm. Thousands of colorful LED lights adorn the zoo and... More 

Thank 206aliceo
Rocklin, California
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Small zoo full of rescued animals. The work they do is amazing. Go, donate, volunteer, take your children.

Thank Lisa O
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I love this place. All of the animals are rescued from bad situations and cannot be released back into the wild. The bears have wonderful enclosures. My favorite is Henry. They have 2 Siberian female tigers too. Resident deer hang out by choice. A nice place to bring children especially during Christmas with zoo lights.

Thank Candace M
San Carlos, California
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

My group was so impressed with the care the animals are given and the entire feeling of the Zoo. We particularly enjoyed the wolf enclosure, with grass and room for them to run and play. Highly suggest this for a family outing with children of all ages.

Thank LVSMaui2
Rancho Cordova, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This small zoo is great for small children.Our grandchild loved it. This next visit,we will bring three more of our

Thank jimzupo

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