Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines

7401 SW 9th Street Des Moines, IA 50315
Phone: (515)285-4722

The mission of the Blank Park Zoo is to inspire an appreciation for the natural world through conservation, education and recreation.

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque

350 East 3rd Street Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: (563)557-9545

A museum tells the stories of our nation's river history, along with an aquarium.


Storybook Hill Children's Zoo, Dubuque

12201 N. Cascade Rd, Dubuque, IA 52003
Phone: (563) 556-7410 (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day)
       (563) 588-2551 (rest of year)

Free admission so you can enjoy this replica of an American farm in the 1940's. Visit, feed, and pet the animals--then ride the train and play and picnic.