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Few People Remember This Bizarre Arkansas Attraction From The Past

Unfortunately, my children were not yet born when a couple of experts on animal behavior opened an incredible attraction in Hot Springs. In fact, I was still a child myself when their attraction closed. I’m mourning the closing of I.Q. Zoo, because it was a truly incredible place and I can’t believe I missed it. The married couple who opened I.Q. Zoo rewarded good behavior in common animals that we don’t consider terribly smart, and the results were absolutely stunning.

To see a raccoon play basketball and a duck play the piano, check out this video:

For a bizarre attraction in Hot Springs that’s still around today, click here. If you want to see a list of interesting roadside attractions in the Natural State, check these out.


J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.