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Giants of the Prairie

Bison and elk were two of the largest animals to ever roam across Iowa. What happened to them and where did they go? A naturalist will walk you through the exhibit and share the history of these giants of the prairie. We’ll also introduce you to the resident herds of Jester Park and provide an opportunity to see these magnificent animals up close. Don't forget your cameras! Meet at Shelter #6.

REGISTRATION: Required for each family

COST: FREE

AGES: All ages welcome

Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the public and the staff. In response to the ongoing development of COVID-19, Polk County Conservation programs will adhere to social distancing, smaller group size, increased sanitation and facemasks mandatory while indoors.

Jester Park, Giants of the Prairie

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This event is not currently scheduled.