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Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center

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Address: 600 S Walnut St, Boise, ID 83712-7729
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+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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We took our grandson to the Nature Center for a special event and saw a hawk demonstration. The speaker had a live hawk for all the kids to see up close! the wing span was... read more

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Jana W
Corona, California
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Corona, California
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took our grandson to the Nature Center for a special event and saw a hawk demonstration. The speaker had a live hawk for all the kids to see up close! the wing span was incredible! If they don't have special demonstrations, the center is just nice to take a walk through and see what is growing and enjoy an... More 

Thank Jana W
Boise, Idaho
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best nature park that I have ever see, where else can you see deer in a city. Very educational!

Thank W6708JVlarrys
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a spontaneous stop because they offer a smashed penny opportunity. My kids will search out every place to get a smashed penny! This was a really nice walk through! I enjoyed this more than our recent trip to the zoo. This was a nature walk and you were able to look in on animals in their natural habitat.... More 

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Orlando, FL
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65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 

1 Thank Lorme J
Layton, Utah
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 

2 Thank Brian H
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

1 Thank travelbuff124
Richmond, Virginia
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357 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank urbanguy
Boise, Idaho
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63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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