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Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Blank Park Zoo

8.711 reviews
Sights and Museums, Zoo or Aquarium
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7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 285-4722
http://www.blankparkzoo.com/
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The Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa is dedicated to conservation,education and recreation.The educational classes range from toddler programs to safari camps. The zoo also participates in educating ... Read more
the public about animal conservation and awareness. One of the most popular events of the year is the "Night Eyes" program. The Halloween extravaganza has a hay maze,treat safari, dancing pumpkin patch and magical characters. The long standing tradition has become a Central Iowa favorite!

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It's not as good as say the Omaha zoo. But still has all of activities and animals for the whole family to enjoy! Make sure to check out the giraffes and feed them if you have the opportunity!

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Carlisle

Lions, Tigers, no bears at this time :-( but penguins, giraffes, great petting zoo, and many other lively animals. for close to home it's a good zoo, if you want a bigger experience, henry dorley in omaha may be a better idea. did I mention penguins? they are AWESOME

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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The Blank Park Zoo is ultimately underwhelming. Young children will most likely enjoy a visit, but it fails in comparison to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. The Blank Park Zoo is small and offers a limited amount of exotic animals. The zoo is small and can be seen in under an hour or two.

Also, you should note that in the summer if it's hot or humid the zoo will put away the penguins, sea lions, etc. I don't know about you, but those are absolutely must see zoo attractions for me and quite possibly some of the main attractions of the Blank Park Zoo.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

Great Place for a fun family outing

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Fun place for the kids

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it was nice

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Ames
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