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Sertoma Butterfly House

4320 South Oxbow Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57106
605-334-9466
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Ranked #6 of 29 Attractions in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Burlington, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I was in town for an unexpected day because of travel delays and this attraction was suggested to me. I thought I was only going to see a butterfly house...and truly, the admission to just that is completely worth it. I spent an enchanting hour or so with some 60 species of butterflies fluttering around me. Such exquisite beauty at... More

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Buckhead, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I'd read the reviews and was concerned that I wouldn't get my money's worth out of the visit. But I felt as if I'd died & gone to heaven The Butterfly House was so nice. After the reviews, I didn't expect to see so many butterflies, or to have such knowledgeable volunteers to talk butterflies with. The Butterfly House IS... More

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Tonawanda, New York
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My children and I were on a road trip to Mount Rushmore from Buffalo, NY and decided to add this to our itinerary. I was very disappointed that at $8.50 per person, that this was very small and not much to do. I love butterflies and love seeing aquariums. There are about 5 small tanks and a couple of touch... More

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Audrey W, Manager at Sertoma Butterfly House, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove, Kristina. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. We are a small, nonprofit organization that operates entirely on admissions, gift shop sales, and donations (the only attraction in Sioux Falls that does not receive funding from the city or state). Our facility displays two touch... More

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My 2 year old son LOVES the butterfly house! From the Stingrays and Sharks to the Fish displays, and finally the Butterflies ... A hit all the way around! I wouldn't bother bringing in the Stroller they aren't allowed in the butterfly portion and there isn't really room for them in the rest of the exhibits either. Besides your kiddos... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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152 reviews 152 reviews
84 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A nice place to stop for an hour or two. The Marine Cove was our favorite, where you can touch and enjoy the sea life. The price is a bit steep for what there is to see, but something everyone should do at least once.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My son loves the mini-aquarium, which is just as much an attraction as the butterflies. The butterfly area is smaller than I initially anticipated, but it is filled with butterflies as well as beautiful carribean plants. I do feel that the price of an adult admission is slightly steep at $8.50, but I have an annual membership pass, so that... More

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Fosston, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the perfect place to bring young kids! Fun and educational... The butterfly house was a great experience and the marine center was awesome too! The kids had so much fun touching the sea creatures. We spent several hours here starting our visit at the adjacent park and then capping our time at the butterfly house in the reading... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I agree with other reviewers that the butterfly house is a little expensive considering what you get. Go to the zoo first in town, as it is a great place for the family for many hours of fun. Do not go to the butterfly house during peak weekend hours, as it is super packed and a little overwhelming with screaming... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There is always an educated butterfly expert present to explain the evolution of the butterfly, what part of the world they come from and interesting facts on butterflies. This is a fun place for me to practice my photography...there are beautiful flowers, small waterfall, etc

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I can't remember for sure but I think it was around $20 for the 2 of us. You go into the Aquarium room. They have some totes where you can feel the different textures of Starfish. Then a small pool with some Stingrays you can touch them too if they get close enough or you have long arms. Also A... More

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