Davenport, Iowa: Big Mother GooseA big goose with a bonnet is all that remains of Mother Goose Land.
- 1800 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA
- West side of town. I-280 exit 4, then east on Locust St. for four miles. Turn right (south) onto Division St., then right again onto 12th St. to Fejervary Park.
Visitor Tips and News About Big Mother Goose
The big Mother Goose statue looked lovely from the other side of the fence. She is now part of a park that is open only a few days of the year. We were so disappointed![Rosie, 07/20/2015]
The former Mother Goose Land was turned into a public park that's open year-round, but apparently the surviving big Mother Goose statue is in an area that's fenced-off.
Mother Goose Land Remnants
Mother Goose Land (or at least what is left of it) from the 1950s to the early 1970s was a kiddie park with a field like a bowl. Circling the bowl were little town stores and ghost towns. You could take a donkey ride around the bowl and peek into the buildings. Sadly, the little town stores and the burros are long gone, but Mother Goose has been restored to her glory.[Rich, 03/03/2000]
September 2005 - Tricia reports: "Mother Goose Land is part of Fejervary Park (pronounced Fedge-er-wary). They have renovated this and along with Mother Goose is a small but nice zoo."