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Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove

Address: 4320 South Oxbow Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone Number: 605-334-9466
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Ranked #5 of 25 Attractions in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Enjoy over 800 free-flying butterflies from around the world in the tropical conservatory. View...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Enjoy over 800 free-flying butterflies from around the world in the tropical conservatory. View hundreds of vibrant marine fishes and corals in over 10,000 gallons of aquariums, including the Pop-Up Dome Aquarium, Shark & Stingray Touch Pool, and Pacific Tide Pool. Experience interactive learning and relaxation with tropical butterflies and marine life. A year round tropical destination! The Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove is a nonprofit organization, funded entirely by admissions, memberships, gift shop sales, and donations. Thank you for visiting and supporting our mission of learning, healing, and celebrating nature's beauty with tropical butterflies and marine life!

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Stetsonville, Wisconsin, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

a must see for butterfly lovers and kids. The tour starts with "Nemo" and other tropical fish and a chance to pet a stringray and baby shark.- the kids loved it. The butterfly house was even better. We went on a cloudy day so heat wasn't a problem and could stay a long time ( no extra charge to come... More 

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SD USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Was very cool to have so many butterflys landing all over you. It don't take long to go thru, not much else to do.

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Lone Rock, WI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I was looking forward to seeing this place after reading about it in the travel guide. I enjoyed it so much! We toured the aquariums first and I touched the manta ray and small shark. The coral and fish were spectacular! But oh!!! The butterflies! flitting all around us and posing just right for photos! Absolutely amazing experience!

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Winkler, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This Butterfly House is not worth the time and money it takes to visit it. The cost for admission I felt was a little steep. The staff is extremely unhelpful. In fact, one of the staff ruined my daughter's visit completely when she yelled at her. All my daughter was doing was holding out her finger trying to get a... More 

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Carlyle
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

not a bad place to stop in but thought it was a bit over priced. was able to pet a stingray and sand shark and see lots of butterflies but for the adult was about $10 to get in and we only spend under 1 hour there with teenagers Zoo was a better deal and lasted longer

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

It's a little expensive to get in, but once inside, totally worth it for the experience of stepping into a beautiful nature-haven. Really great idea for curious kids!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This was nice. It wasn't someplace to spend many hours, but it was a nice attraction!! The aqaurium was a pleasent surprise, and our kids loved the stingrays and others in the touch pool. The staff were all friedly and helpful as well.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

There were a large number of butterflies and it was less crowded than others I have visited, which made the experience even better. As an additional bonus, you also get to look around at a small, but nice collection, of aquatic animals and even pet a stingray!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Not only are there butterflies but there is a touch tank for the kids to get close to a stingray and shark. Walking into the butterfly house is always a treat. The staff is very helpful.

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Flushing, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

For our kids, this was probably the highlight of our stay in Sioux Falls. While the butterflies were the focus, there were plenty of other things to do. Aquartiums were great and getting to touch sea rays and sharks was cool even for us adults. Also got to pet a taranchula. Nice gift shops and very friendly staff!

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