Cedar Rapids, IA
Bever Park zoo is a nice small zoo in a nice small city area. They are mainly a farm that is only open during the Summer months. Every year they have baby calves and piglets. They also have goats, donkeys, ducks, chickens, chinchillas, ferrets, and a talking African Grey parrot.
The duck exhibit is beautiful. Its a huge long cement lazy river-like pond with crystal clear water. You follow a trail of bridges and paths surrounded by groomed bushes and wild flowers. Not to mention hundreds of exotic ducks.
Over all the zoo is a nice, very clean place to take your kids. Its free, open to the public. Although they may not have exotic tigers its perfect for this town. It gives you a sanitary glimpse into farm life and shows off some other pretty cool animals. Its perfect for an afternoon and a picnic.