Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $13 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $13 Adult | $8 Child

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Map & Directions to the Zoo

Click here for instructions from your door to the zoo.
 

Coming from Des Moines? Follow these instructions:

If you are coming from the east or west on Army Post Road:

From Army Post Road, turn south onto SW 9th St. Proceed south just over ¼ of a mile, Blank Park Zoo is on your left.

If you are coming from the north on SW 9th:

Stay on SW 9th St. Proceed south just over ¼ of a mile, Blank Park Zoo is on your left.

If you are coming on public transit:

Dart route #7 runs to the Zoo’s front entrance. Click here for more details.
 


Using Interstate 35 to get to Des Moines? Follow these instructions: 

Coming from the south using Interstate 35 North:
Exit on exit # 68 and head east on Hwy 5 to the SW 9th St. exit. At the bottom of the exit turn left onto SW 9th St. Take SW 9th St. to the Zoo. Proceed north for 1.5 miles. The Zoo will be on your right.

Coming from the north using Interstate 35 South, Exit 35 south at the Interstate 80 East interchange:

Take Interstate 80 East to exit number 141 toward Altoona. Stay on this bypass until you reach the SW 9th St. Exit onto SW 9th St. Turn north onto SW 9th. Take SW 9th St. to the Zoo. The Zoo will be on your right.
 


Using Interstate 80 to get to Des Moines? Follow these instructions: 

Coming from the east using Interstate 80 West:

Take Interstate 80 to exit number 141 (Highway 65 South) just west of Altoona. Stay on the BYPASS (Highway 65 becomes Highway 5) until you reach SW 9th Street. Exit onto SW 9th St. Turn north onto SW 9th St. Drive approximately 1 mile north. The Zoo will be on the right side of SW 9th St.

Coming from the west using Interstate 80 East:

Take Interstate 80 to the Interstate 35 South exit. Head south on Interstate 35 as if going to Kansas City. Take Exit #68. Take Hwy 5 to the SW 9th St. exit. At the bottom of the exit turn left onto SW 9th St. Take SW 9th St. to the Zoo. The Zoo will be on your right.

Click here for a map of greater Des Moines, provided by the Greater Des Moines CVB.

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