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Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park

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Shady close up to the animals

Small homey zoo with friendly staff. Animals are close so you can see them well. I especially liked... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
Helena, Montana
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Nice little zoo.

This is a nice little zoo. Took my 6&8 year old grandchildren to it. Large enough to entertain... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2017
Adelanto, California
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2725 Carnival Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83402
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Small homey zoo with friendly staff. Animals are close so you can see them well. I especially liked the camel that had two talk humps. The colorful birds were nice also. Lots of bird noises and calls. We would come here again. Veteran and senior...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little zoo. Took my 6&8 year old grandchildren to it. Large enough to entertain them,small enough not to bore them.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Cheap for admission and they give you coupons for fun-land. Great for the little kids with plenty of shade and all the animals were well taken care of. Most the animals were active when we went at 10am. Stayed about 2 hours. Loved seeing all...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Catherine B
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Not a "great" zoo, but plenty of nice exhibits. Pretty much entirely shaded, so it was perfect on a summer day.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Cujoe
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Small Zoo ( Been to San Diego Zoo) but still enjoyed it. We had a small child who was the reason we went. She loved it. This zoo has wheelchairs you can rent for free. (Manuel ones) Electric ones for a fee. Also strollers and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Two hours was perfect for our visit. Much of the zoo had shade from all the trees. The animal information signs were great. Our children ages 16 down to 3 all enjoyed it.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

It's really nothing to write home about. I'm not a big fan of zoos as it is, but admit it's about the only way we or our kids will ever get to see certain animals. That said, however, I've been to a lot better zoos...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Tautphaus Park Zoo is a family tradition and one that is best shared with small children. So many great exhibits for a small zoo like this is amazing. One outstanding experience was being present for the penguin feeding and getting a chance to interact wither...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This zoo is a gem. Not a lot of animals but what they have is easily viewed and the animals have ample, though not a lot, of space to roam. Wonderful staff love to talk about their animals. They are doing their part to help...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 742paulf
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

We took about 2 hours to go here and didn't regret it! They have a wide variety of animals anywhere from exotic birds to tigers and lions and lots of monkeys. A great way to see a lot of animals in a small time. Love...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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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