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New 'Earthpark' to be built in Iowa

Friday, October 6, 2006

Iowa has been chosen as the location for Earthpark, the largest educational center in the United States on environmental and conservation issues. Earthpark Iowa is hoping to have the same success that its predecessor has enjoyed in the UK.

 

The park will be built on 70 acres of land, and will feature an indoor rain forest, a 600,000-gallon freshwater aquarium and exterior prairie and wetland exhibits. It will also feature alternative renewable energy systems and will be part of a larger residential, recreational and retail development that will have condominiums, hotel, a restaurant and water park, among others.

While I do agree that the park will play important role in educating public on important issues, I can't say that the idea of indoor rainforest does much for me. And, I can't help but wonder which fast food restaurant will get the first contract inside?!

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