The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is located in the heart of the City of Folsom. Operating since 1963, the zoo sanctuary has been the home to hundreds of animals from squirrels and deer to tigers and bears.Before you head to Folsom, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Folsom sightseeing planning website , to make sure you see all that Folsom has to offer, including Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary.
Each year the zoo welcomes thousands of visitors in a simple and unassuming park like environment. With close to 100 animals and adjacent to Lions Park (featuring tables, BBQ’s and children’s play areas) and the Folsom Valley (mini-scale) Railway, not to mention City Hall, Dan Russell Arena, and the Folsom City Library, we know you and your family will enjoy your visit.
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Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary Reviews
As with all zoos, an early morning trip is best. The animals sleep when it gets hot. The bear exhibit is cool. but not as cool as the cougar exhibit. more »
A wonderful place to spend time with lived ones. I loved seeing our native California wildlife up close and personal. The mountain lions were so magnificent, and the big bears so great to see splashin... more »
Folsom City Zoo is a great place to visit. Here what to know before you go: It's small, and that's a good thing. You can get through the entire sanctuary in about an hour and see every animal. That means your kiddos can walk it comfortably. It's also fairly shaded making it a great place to visit, even on got days. It's more of a sanctuary, than a zoo. Meaning most of the animals have been rescued from bad situations, but unfortunately can't be returned to the wild. So when you visit this zoo, you're paying to give threatened animals a place to live peacefully. That being said, don't expect super exotic animals here. They have monkeys, mountain lions, tigers, and bears...oh my. (Couldn't resist, but probably should've 😉). Plus other animals native to California...oh, and wolves too! Finally, it's a great for your budget. My wife, son, baby, and I got in for $20 bucks. Yes, $20 bucks total. If nothing else, visit this place for their mission to save mistreated animals who wouldn't survive without the support of the sanctuary.
We come here every weekend with our now 2 year old. Obviously this is a small town Zoo, but always growing and improving. There are so many friendly employees, working hard all day to make this place what it is. The negatives I've read and discussed with others are that it is a small zoo with barely any animals. It is a small town zoo, c'mon. If you're expecting San Diego or even SF, go there instead. This is an incredible family place with more than enough to satisfy the little ones. The nearby train is great too. I'm sure our little ones will outgrow it at some point, but we are enjoying it while it lasts. The annual membership is the way to go if you're planning on going more than once. Keep up the good work!
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