Big Mother Goose at Fejervary Park in Davenport, Iowa

Once upon a time the Big Mother Goose at Fejervary Park in Davenport, Iowa belonged to a different Iowa roadside attraction: Mother Goose Land.

Big Mother Goose at Fejervary Park in Davenport, Iowa - Formerly Mother Goose Land Roadside Attraction

Mother Goose Land was once a popular Davenport tourist attraction. The nursery-rhyme themed kiddie park and petting zoo was open from the early 1900s into the 1970s with this giant goose serving as an entrance. Once they walked through the big bird ,children (and adults) could explore other fairy tale attractions and nursery rhyme sculptures, like Humpty Dumpty on his wall and a crooked house.

Big Mother Goose at Fejervary Park in Davenport, Iowa - Formerly Mother Goose Land Roadside Attraction

Today the 75-acre park is called Fejervary Park and has been completely renovated to be a modern learning center with natural play areas and interactive features. While most of the old park is long gone, the Big Mother Goose has survived and serves as a centerpiece to the park’s landscape. It was even added to the Davenport Register of Historic Properties in 2007.

Big Mother Goose at Fejervary Park in Davenport, Iowa - Formerly Mother Goose Land Roadside Attraction

The concrete walk-through Goose is 20-feet tall and wears a blue bonnet and round wire glasses. I’d say, that’s one silly goose!

Big Mother Goose at Fejervary Park in Davenport, Iowa - Formerly Mother Goose Land Roadside Attraction
Big Mother Goose at Fejervary Park in Davenport, Iowa - Formerly Mother Goose Land Roadside Attraction
Big Mother Goose at Fejervary Park in Davenport, Iowa - Formerly Mother Goose Land Roadside Attraction
Big Mother Goose at Fejervary Park in Davenport, Iowa - Formerly Mother Goose Land Roadside Attraction

Looking for more of the best Iowa roadside attractions? Be sure to also check out the World’s Largest Strawberry in Strawberry Point, the Future Birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk in Riverside, the Happy Chef Umpire in Ryan, and Iowa’s Largest Frying Pan in Brandon.


Big Mother Goose

Address: Fejervary Park, 1800 W 12th St, Davenport, IA
Hours: Open seasonally with limited hours, confirm opening times and dates before visiting
Cost: Free to see


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VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!