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Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park

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Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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This is a really nice zoo! It's great to have a easily accessible place to basically have the world... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Always active animals.

I've never been when the animals aren't active. Always better yo see them up & around in their... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Brent L
Rigby, Idaho
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2725 Carnival Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83402
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is a really nice zoo! It's great to have a easily accessible place to basically have the world at your feet. It doesn't cost much, it is delightful with beautiful plants and trees, and the staff has been very helpful each time we go....More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

I've never been when the animals aren't active. Always better yo see them up & around in their habitat. Kids are so much more exited remember things they were doing. A great selection of animals too.

Thank Brent L
Reviewed December 21, 2017

We went to visit the lions exibit where there were young lions. There a many other animals at this zoo and I am suprized that a city this size has such a nice zoo.

Reviewed November 9, 2017

For a small town zoo this one is excellent. They have a good variety of animals, and the facility is always kept very clean. The petting zoo area is very enjoyable for the younger kids. There is obviously not as much as you would find...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Several renovations have been made since we last visited, improving the quality for both visitors and animals. This zoo has made great advances since its early days of steel and concrete cages. I always bring a camera and try to visit at least 3-4 times...More

Thank entropy43
Reviewed October 11, 2017

I found Tautphaus Park without much trouble, but finding the zoo inside the park was quite a challenge. I could not find a sign for the zoo until I asked several people about it. Then I found a small sign attached to a fence. It...More

Thank ransom007
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This zoo is a great oasis in Idaho Falls, a great place to let the grandkids run. Small enough that they can see the animals multiple times and aren't worn out too much by the end of the day.

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Best advise is to go in the morning or evening when it's cooler and the animals are mote active. The petting zoo is great for little ones.

Thank Shanon R
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Well worth a visit to this zoo. Great exhibits. Lots of different areas and animals to see. Staff are helpful and ready to answer questions.

Thank pcastell849
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Fun to see all the animals. There is a wide variety. The grounds are kept exceptionally clean! Check out the feeding schedule you can view!

Thank CoCo Doug K
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Key B
August 17, 2017|
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Response from 690janettel | Reviewed this property |
NO, dogs are not allowed unless they qualify as ADA service animals. Per the zoo's website... " * Pets are not allowed on Zoo grounds. * ADA service animals are allowed; however, companion animals are not allowed for the... More
Shannon M
April 21, 2017|
Response from mkb506 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry there are No elephants at this Zoo.
August 17, 2016|
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Response from NewEnglandBred78 | Reviewed this property |
ScottnCheryl is right on the pricing per ticket at the gate. However, there are discount tickets available through the Sleep Inn & Suites in Idaho Falls. They are $5.50 per person and each ticket admits two people so the... More