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Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History

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Address: 805 South Kiwanis Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone Number: 605-367-8313
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Description: 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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My family came to visit from IL, and we all went to the zoo my 2 yr old son loved it, he's deaf and just fell in love with the animals the scenery and really loved being able to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Chicago Heights, Illinois
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Chicago Heights, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

My family came to visit from IL, and we all went to the zoo my 2 yr old son loved it, he's deaf and just fell in love with the animals the scenery and really loved being able to pet and feed some of the animals. I do recommend strollers for small children becuase it can be a long walk,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Great Plains Zoo is a wonderful place to go and learn while having fun. The staff is terrific and the animal selection is great for the size of Sioux Falls. It only takes a few hours to get through and definitely worth the cost of admission.

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Sioux Falls, SD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The zoo is still growing and very popular with the locals. There is always some new addition - the last being the snow monkey exhibit. It also boasts black rhinos, seven giraffe and Amur tigers.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

first of all I have to told about space, it's really huge place! There a lots of animals there. A good conditions and good feeding for animals. The best part of my visit it's was a rhino and many giraffes. So it's pretty good zoo but really little. But anyway It's will be interesting for adults and especially for kids,... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We became members because we saw the value in coming more than once. There are lots if unique animals to see. A great family detour and place to explore the wonder of the animal kingdom! A must see

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Spencer, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Have a great variety of animals to look at. Also seeing the peacocks wandering around everywhere was also neat. :)

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San Diego, California
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252 reviews 252 reviews
107 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A nice zoo with great looking exhibits. There is a lot of empty space and plenty of room for growth. The area beyond the giraffes is nice and open but there is nothing out pass that way and a little out of the way. The rhino exhibit is world class with a close view of them. The tiger exhibit area... More 

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South Dakota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The zoo has had many updates, with more coming. The recent Zoo Boo, which happens every year in late October for three consecutive days (Friday - Sunday), saw over 10,000 visitors and was a great success. Some of the animals are moved to warmer climates for the winter, but many are still here and the Museum is very interesting (and... More 

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Saco, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Nice selection of animals. Liked the rhino's. Bison were good too. Just an average zoo, may be a little above, Would give it three and a half.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We actually thought this zoo was really good. No crowds, lots of animals, and some unique sights. We loved Ricochet, Liam, and Onyx were so much fun to watch!

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