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Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines

4.1
#2 of 15 in Parks in Des Moines
Explore a 9 hectare (22 acre) zoo with more than 800 animals, ranging from red pandas to giraffes to scorpions when you visit Blank Park Zoo. Head to the Meredith Alpine exhibit to see red pandas or the free-range aviary to see birds, including peacocks and parrots. Explore the cave exhibit for nocturnal animals and reptiles, such as bats, emperor scorpions, and boa constrictors. You'll also find an aquarium, African boardwalk, Australian adventure, big cat section, harbor pavilion, and a miscellaneous section with animals such as penguins. In the Kid Kingdom, children can crawl through simulated prairie dog tunnels, then pet, feed, or ride various animals. Work out when and for how long to visit Blank Park Zoo and other Des Moines attractions using our handy Des Moines trip maker app .
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  • I live locally and take my grandson to this zoo at least once a year. I love this zoo. I first went with my school class in the 1st grade -- a very long time ago!LOL Only complaint is . . . where are ...  more »
  • this was a great zoo fress parking animals were close enough to actully see them not hiding. If you like zoos this is one must see  more »
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  • Zoo Brew. What more do you need? Multiple locations to pick up beer, no lines for animals, and friendly staff. It makes for a fun night out with friends that isn't just sitting around or in a bar. And even know the day it is an excellent place to bring kids. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and they keep the grounds amazingly clean for the amount of traffic they get. Don't hesitate and get a season pass.
  • Great place and Night Eyes is always fun but there are plenty of activities for children and adults throughout whole summer and even later in other seasons to. Always check it out and give it a try. I heard brew night is quite fun.

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