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.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
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 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.
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