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Drake University, IA

As one of the oldest 25 law schools in the country, Drake University is a top-tier institution located in Des Moines, Iowa. Drake U attracts many potential apartment renters because of its outstanding academics, but the area is also host to a large variety of recreational opportunities.

One of the first places apartment renters in the Drake University area should head to is Adventureland - a long-time local area theme-park. Purported by parents to be extremely fun yet also safe and child-oriented, this is one stop the whole family will enjoy. Additionally, the new water-park is a great way to beat the summer sun.

For a classic DU area experience, apartment renters cannot pass up the chance to go to the Iowa State Fair. Often referred to as America's Classic State Fair, the venue hosts traditional competitions, agricultural exhibits and food displays. Regularly held in August, it also features one of the world's largest livestock shows. The fairground hosts events all year with three outdoor stages, show rings, baseball fields and a multimedia center.

If you're in the mood for some zoological education, then drive on over to the Blank Park Zoo. With over 800 animals, this small zoo is large enough for variety, but small enough to have a personal feel. Apartment renters in the DU area with children should definitely bring the kids to enjoy feeding, riding and petting the animals.

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