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Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History

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Address: 805 S Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-3716
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+1 605-367-8313
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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The Great Plains Zoo offers visitors an up-close look at more than 1,000...

The Great Plains Zoo offers visitors an up-close look at more than 1,000 animals, from anteaters to zebras, penguins to porcupines, and including an exciting animal collection often not found in larger zoos: tigers, snow leopards, giraffes, rhinoceros, flamingoes and a variety of primates.The Zoo also includes the Delbridge Museum of Natural History, a local treasure that houses a rare, one-in-the-world collection of 150 mounted animals, including 36 “vanishing species”.

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Nice small city zoo

It's all about knowing what to expect. This zoo is very nice as a small city zoo. It has a decent selection of animals in some very nice enclosures (the snow monkey exhibit is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
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Le Mars
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Exhibits are spaced nicely so you don't have to walk forever to see one animal. Friendly staff, clean and well maintained.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sioux Falls is fortunate to have a great zoo! It's unique and my friends from out of town/state agree. There's both indoor and outdoor activities along with seasonal events for the whole family. Wear comfortable shoes, it's bigger than it appears from the curb and you'll want to stay a while and take advantage of all animal viewing, hands on... More 

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ABERDEEN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grandson there to see some of the animals. the cages were very dirty and it just didn't look great.

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Thank TnTT0913
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

It's all about knowing what to expect. This zoo is very nice as a small city zoo. It has a decent selection of animals in some very nice enclosures (the snow monkey exhibit is very nice). There are some parts of the zoo that can use an update and the brown bear exhibit is soon to be getting a face... More 

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Modi'in, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

A very nice small-city zoo, with a variety of animals. You'll enjoy it alone, on a date, with your family, with small or big kids..

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Thank David N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We were in the area of a Baptism and decided to make our trip to Sioux Falls into a mini family vacation. We surprised our 6 kids with a visit to the zoo, they all love it. We are members at the Minnesota Zoo and we appreciated that they give a discount to MN Zoo members, it helps keep the... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

What a great experience. My grandson enjoyed it all so very much. Staff was amazing. As always my grandson enjoyed seeing all the animals. This s local zoo is a great addition to the Sioux Falls community.

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Spring Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My favorite part was the Museum part and the Squirrel Monkeys. We had hoped to see the new baby Rhino and went during the time they had posted he would be available for viewing but no such luck. I would go back again but this time during the spring/summer to see if there are more animals then what we saw.

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Thank HJ3779
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours here while visiting Sioux Falls. The zoo was clean and the animals had lots of space. They had run out of maps but it was easy to navigate without them. It was worth going to visit. Reasonably priced for what you get.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our kids love to visit zoos. This zoo is certainly above average. The grounds are well kept and clean. A great stop if you have children.

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