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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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Nice little zoo.

Small, but very pleasant. Took our grandchildren here while visiting in Sioux Falls. It was late afternoon and a perfect activity. The animals looked in fine shape and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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grandmahenry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What a beautifully maintained place. We had read some negative reviews and we were a bit apprehensive, but the price was less than $20.00 and it was lovely. We opted to walk everywhere and skip the little train. Yes, there are pathways that dead-end, but so what? It isn't that big! The snow leopard was in hiding, but the Amur... More 

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great for families and kids, there was plenty to do to keep busy for a few hours. Great place to bring your family.

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Genoa City, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Small, but very pleasant. Took our grandchildren here while visiting in Sioux Falls. It was late afternoon and a perfect activity. The animals looked in fine shape and the landscaping gave the feeling of a walk in the park. The price was right since we are zoo members of another zoo and were welcomed under their reciprocal agreement. Enjoyed very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Prepare to spend some time! Its very spread out so it's a lot of walking. Lots to see and great exhibits! Take a map so you don't skip anything!

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

the Asian experience is a very nice exhibit. It is odd to have a natural history museum full of taxidermy. but it allows close up an personal experience.

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Miller
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It is a very nice zoo with a nice variety of animals. They keep the grounds very nicely and keep the zoo very clean. The monkeys are very charming and can melt your heart

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was a great spot for the whole family. Really enjoy that you can get right into the falls area as it is not gated off. The kids loved hopping and climbing all over the rocks and you can get up close to the falls.

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Lead, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We decided that we would go to the zoo for a couple of hours, it was great, though small, it has a very good assortment of different animals, they also have a farm area, where children can pet animals and get rides on some of them, it was an enjoyable visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My family of 5 (kids are 8, 4, and 2) loved it. Everything was easy to get to and the animals were super cool. Kids loved the camel ride and the African animals part. Loved it and will go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Always great to visit! We have visited many times and is always nice and clean, staff is nice. Not huge but it makes for a nice time not worried that you won't see the whole thing. Good selection of animals with a park feel to the whole zoo. Love visiting!

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