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Blank Park Zoo

7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50315 USA

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“Only accredited zoo in the state of Iowa”

Beautifully landscaped 22-acre zoological park featuring naturalistic exhibits with more than 800 animals from five continents; including lions; tigers; sea lions; snow leopards; giraffe. Train ride; camel ride; gift shop and cafe. Discovery Center includes Iowa's largest collection of tropical plants; bat cave; finches; a coral reef aquarium and hands-on water lab. March 16 through June 10; see animatronic animals and learn about mammals from the Ice Age.

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Reviewed by
Kali

  • 7 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
March 13, 2015
Rated 5.0

Would HIGHLY recommend this zoo. My four boys had a fantastic time here. Don't miss the black rhino or the fun little train.

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Reviewed by
lmakkai

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 04, 2019

Nice stop, a great place to stretch your legs and see some animals. Not very big. My kids were 11 and 15 and we spent about 2 hours here including lunch.

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Blank Park Zoo

7401 SW 9th St
Des Moines, Iowa
50315 USA

Hours

Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu, Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun, Sat: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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