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Review of Blank Park Zoo

Blank Park Zoo
Ranked #6 of 72 things to do in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Imagine a place where you can have a wild family adventure viewing rhinos or feeding a giraffe while also helping preserve animals for future generations. A portion of the proceeds from your visit to Blank Park Zoo is used to protect animal populations throughout the world. For 2017 see a very rare eastern black rhino baby, as well as a baby giraffe, elands and Bactrain camels. Blank Park Zoo is approximately 30 acres and features an indoor rain forest Discovery Center, Jamaa Kwa Africa, Australia Adventure, Kids Kingdom, Great Cats Complex, a Sea Lion and Seal pool and more. Open 9 am - 5 pm, May 1 - Sept 30. Open 10 am - 4 pm, October 1 - April 30.
Reviewed December 3, 2012

It is a small zoo, but in a good way. Very easy to get through in half a day. Very clean, and animals appear to be well cared for. Also educational. Great place for young kids, preteen.

Thank grandmaper
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

i took my kids here walked around the whole zoo in 20 minutes was disappointed thought that it was going to have more animals then they did and that i would be able to enjoy the whole day

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

A really nice family oriented enviorment. A fun day for everyone. The area were clean and food not as expensive as many other zoos.

1  Thank Paula L L
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

I haven't been here for a while, but every time I visit I'm always pleasantly surprised that we have such a nice zoo right here in central Iowa. It isn't a big zoo - it's more medium sized - but you'll see all your favorite animals, learn something new and can enjoy a bite to eat. Another fun family thing to do.

2  Thank LovesIowa
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

I love watching the animals. I could (and do) watch for hours. I think the giraffes are especially wonderful, but I really don't have a favorite animal. I just enjoy all of them.

Thank LynnRae1
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