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Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History

#6 of 66 things to do in Sioux Falls Features Animals
805 S. Kiwanis Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
+1 605-367-7003
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Lots to See

Two adults with two children - $48.00. IT IS WORTH IT!!!! Plan at least three hours here. So much... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Randy L
Chippewa Falls
Better than expected

Great zoo! Lots of animals to see and get close up to. I felt like some of the enclosures were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kim S
Ghent, Minnesota
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Open 361 days a year, the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is home to more than 1,000 animals from 137 species including 24 endangered species. The 45-acre park offers up-close views to animals often not found in larger Zoos including Tigers, Rhinos, Bears, Primates, Giraffe, and an award-winning Snow Monkey exhibit. The Zoo also includes the Delbridge Museum of Natural History, a rare collection of 150 mounted animals including 38 “vanishing species.”
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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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805 S. Kiwanis Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
+1 605-367-7003
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Two adults with two children - $48.00. IT IS WORTH IT!!!! Plan at least three hours here. So much to see. Pay, go in a look around some, leave the grounds (with your receipt) and you WILL get back in later in the day. So...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great zoo! Lots of animals to see and get close up to. I felt like some of the enclosures were small (the penquins looked miserable) but most had good space to move around.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sioux Falls zoo is a bit out of the way, but worth the effort. Particularly noteworthy is their indoor museum with displays of mounted animals. It is well kept and laid out, with accompanying storyboards. The zoo as a whole is clean, the staff...More

Thank 2Track
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is very easy to find. altho not a big as surrounding ones such as Omaha it is nice. there are cement sidwalks but some of the animals are in area's far away from others so you walk a long way to see 3...More

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been to the zoo for a few years, and wanted to see the temporary exhibit of koalas on loan from the San Diego Zoo. They are only here until around Labor Day. Big hint - go first thing in the morning and they...More

Thank LauriH44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son put this place on his wish list on our trip out west. He researched and saw that there were some animals here that the zoos in MN didn't have. He was beyond excited to see the King Vulture there as he hadn't read...More

Thank Chdeia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo was very nice. They honored the reciprocal Grandparents' membership from the North Carolina Zoo. While there, make certain to visit the taxidermy exhibit housed by the Delbridge Museum of Natural History, which is part of the admission price.

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since moving to the Sioux Falls area, we've visited this zoo several times and enjoyed it so much that we now purchase an annual membership. For a smaller zoo there are a lot of great animals to see and the exhibits are well maintained. If...More

1  Thank travelinfamsd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was really hot so some of the animals were either not on display or were hiding out in the shade. I enjoyed all the displays. It was current and had a wide variety of animals. Staff was courteous and the only negative we had...More

Thank deegeegirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice zoo and well laid out. Koalas were adorable, the red pandas were cute, and the baby rhino was super cute! The food was reasonably priced and pretty good. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable. The baby rhino keeper was...More

1  Thank Rhonda W
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Stacy C
14 January 2017|
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Response from Nina112856 | Reviewed this property |
yes, you should be able to see the animals
12 November 2016|
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Response from Angela G | Reviewed this property |
There is a large parking lot and there wasn't a charge for parking.