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Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Rd
Boston, MA
(617) 541-5466
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Franklin Park Zoo is a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, long considered the "crown jewel" of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace Park System. The Zoo was founded in 1912 and was managed by the City of Boston until 1958, when the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), a state agency, assumed management. The MDC managed the Zoos until 1991, when Governor William Weld signed legislation to create the private Commonwealth Zoological Corporation (CZC). In July of 1997 the CZC changed its name to Zoo New England to reflect the regional appeal of the Zoo.


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Great time with family!!!
a great place for children! many different animals, carousel, playground! very well thought out vacation. on the territory there is a cafe with food and ice cream. Really liked the house with...
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Had to see for myself
I wanted to take my granddaughter to the zoo, but after reading some of the reviews on this site I was a little wary. Having gone to school in the area back in the 60's, I thought I would check it...
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lack of handy cap assistance
on july 29,2018 visited with family including 5 kids under the age of 13. Had made reservation for an electronic cart because I am handicapped and need assistance for mobility. When I bought the...
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