Davenport, Iowa: Big Mother Goose

A big goose with a bonnet is all that remains of Mother Goose Land. Now part of a warm-weather-only outdoor learning center.

Fejervary Park

Address:
1800 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA
Directions:
Fejervary Park. 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 the Park.
Hours:
April-Nov. Tu-F 10-5, Sa-Su 12-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
563-328-7275
Admission:
Free
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Mother Goose.

Mother Goose: Fejervary Learning Center

Mother Goose is still here at Fejervary Learning Center, which is open seasonally (Earth Day - Halloween). The zoo has been closed for quite some time, but this area now has a natural playground and interactive features for children to learn about nature and play, including a sensory, pollinator garden, fossil dig, and music. Mother Goose is a joy to see and the learning center is a fun place to visit.

[Ariel, 09/20/2016]
Mother Goose Statue

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

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."

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