Franklin Park Zoo

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1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA, USA

Franklin Park Zoo Boston Reviews

WalterC WalterC
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Zoo located out of the way Sep 13, 2017
Located in the different part of the city, the Franklin Park Zoo is in the park of the same name, Franklin Park. And by being in the different part of the city, it is really out of the way, from all the other attractions. Getting there, requires a combination of subway and bus.

There are 2 different entrances to zoo, and it does not really matter which side you enter. I would enter one side, and exit through the other side. The shape of the zoo is a bit rectangular, with a main trail going through the middle of the it. And different paths that take visitors to other parts.

The highlights include Tropical Forest building, with a bunch of tropical animals in them. Completely indoors, it is a nice walkthrough. Definitely the best part is the different vantage views of the family of gorillas. And the Children’s Zoo and the Flight Cage were really interesting as well, along with the Bird’s House building.

Now, there can be times when you would walk a quite a bit between seeing animals, as it does seem so spread out. And the layout away from the main trail, can get confusing. Plus the collection is good, but a relatively small number. This place can be seen within 2 hours.

Overall, I thought it was a good zoo in itself, considering its size. Unfortunately, being a small zoo in an out-of-the way (some may even say it is unsafe) location, I would only recommend this place for the zoo enthusiasts. For everyone else, I think it can be skipped. Or only if you want to see some animals and really want to do something different in Boston.
one of the entrances
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