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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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The zoo has many animals for its size and it is easy to make your way around the area. There are plenty of snack shacks and other facilities. I believe it is a great place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Fargo, North Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This is the best zoo I have ever seen. They have everything from Lions, Tigers, and Bears Oh my. The Giraffes were so cool, and I loved the monkeys. They were so rambunctious. Great place to take the family. Kids would love it. Highly recommend it.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The zoo has many animals for its size and it is easy to make your way around the area. There are plenty of snack shacks and other facilities. I believe it is a great place to spend 2-3 hours.

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Chadron, Nebraska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We took our little one to the zoo here on our last day in town. There were many exotic African animals as well as many others such as Japanese snow monkey, and Asian big cats. The enclosures were set up for both animal comfort and ease of viewing in mind, and it shows. Many times at zoos you are lucky... More 

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Agar, South Dakota, United States
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145 reviews 145 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We have been to this zoo several times and have found it to be average. We stopped again because it has a dinosaur exhibit currently. The kids loved it! We visited right away in the morning and noticed all the animals were a bit more active. The sidewalks were cleared of bird poop and overall everything looked nice. A special... More 

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Chicago Heights, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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