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Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove

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Address: 4320 South Oxbow Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone Number: +1 605-334-9466
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Enjoy over 800 free-flying butterflies from around the world in the...

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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We all love the majic of butterflies

This was a treat. First you go in & they have an aquatic exhibit. You can pet sting rays, baby sharks, & that. Kids love it, and grown ups too. They have this exhibit where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2014
seasnowcs
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a treat. First you go in & they have an aquatic exhibit. You can pet sting rays, baby sharks, & that. Kids love it, and grown ups too. They have this exhibit where you go into a dome in the middle of a large fish tank! Oh, have fun with that! Make sure you have a camera! The... More 

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Herman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

They have an aquarium prior to going into the butterfly area. That was nice. You can pet the stingrays. There were many butterflies and they were very pretty. The area was a lot smaller then I thought it would be and it didn't take long to go through it but it was nice.

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Thank Terry L
winnipeg
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229 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 636 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

The butterfly house is very good - lots of types of butterflies and moths, including the huge Atlas Moth, along with some Quail, and turtles and fish in a lovely little stream running through the middle. The aquarium is also good, the highlight being the tide pool touch tank. A great place to spend an hour inside on a hot... More 

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I was very happy with the butterfly garden. Butterflies everywhere! so many, it was almost overwhelming at first. There weren't only butterflies, there were also moths, little quails running around, turtles and fish in the ponds in the garden. it was almost more like a haven. wasn't disappointed, even after the 8.50 per person fee. Aquarium was very cool also.... More 

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1 Thank Kari K
Marinette
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a good value for a short stop. There are some marine animals that are in the first part then you go into the butterfly house. It is small. They have sting rays you can touch. Butterfly house was nice but also sort of small. We paid $8. 50 for adult admission.

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1 Thank Carol O
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Awesone place to see many different types of butterflies and some hands on marine life. Kids ages 5 and up would like this place.

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1 Thank William M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was smaller than I had anticipated, but cozy and wonderful. The kids got a kick out of touching the marine life and my girls could have spent the day waiting for butterflies to land on them! We had a chance to chat with one of the marine specialists and he told us a lot about "coral nurseries." Because of... More 

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1 Thank benhandel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We really enjoyed the Sertoma Butterfly House. The butterflies are beautiful and the plants. We enjoyed sitting on the benches and watching the butterflies. Very therapeutic!

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Thank Janet K
Rose Creek
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It had Avery nice gift shop, and an aquarium. It was nice to sit in the butterfly room.you can sit in there as long as you like

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Salem, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Took my niece and nephew. It was pretty cool and the butterflies and birds are great to see. But when you are a 5 year old boy, you would really rather TOUCH everything, not just look at it. And the butterflies are not for touching! We still had a good time, and would recommend it, especially when it is cold... More 

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