Forest Park Museum and Arboretum

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Forest Park Museum and Arboretum

Iowa

(515) 465-3577

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Things To Do

Wildlife Watching
Bird Watching
Hiking
RVing

Overview

Forest Park Museum and Arboretum was originally developed in the 1940's by Eugene Hastie, a farmer, local historian and author. The arboretum was planted in straight lines to allow farming between the rows of growing trees. Since the original purchase of the 5-acre park in 1966, the Dallas County Conservation Board has added 12 acres of re-established prairie and wildflowers. There is a mowed walking trail that perimeters the prairie. The arboretum consists of over 100 different species of primarily native trees and shrubs.

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Latitude, Longitude: 41.810156, -94.086442

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(515) 465-3577

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