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The Outdoor Campus

Sertoma Park, 4500 S Oxbow Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106-4114
605-362-2777
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Ranked #10 of 28 attractions in Sioux Falls
Type: Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Science Museums, Educational Sites, Gardens
Description: Nature museum, aquarium, butterfly garden and classes for everyone to learn about the outdoors.
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Carlyle, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a nice stop to stretch & get some exercise. The gardens were nice. We took the long walk around the area, there is a nice wooden bridge over the pond that leads to a relaxing walk by the prairie grass. The visitor's center has a small aquarium & small walk through display of local wildlife.

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our family stopped here for a stretch break on our way to the Black Hills, and had a lot of fun! The girls (both in their 20s) had more fun than the little kids in the play area, playing inside the giant fish, taking a roll at "Snakes and Ladders" (life-size chutes and ladders), exploring the gardens and outdoor play... More

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Moorhead, MN
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214 reviews 214 reviews
111 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The Outdoor Campus is a great place to get active. My wife and I saw a brochure in a travel stop and with the admission price of free, we thought, why not. There was a motorcycle rally of sorts going on the day we visited, but the majority of them were crowding the parking lot and lobby, so the actual... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The Outdoor Campus is a great place to take the kids when you need a change of scenery. The indoor activities are fun and the kids love just taking their time exploring outside. We've done classes through the Outdoor Campus as well and always enjoy ourselves. The staff is amazing and helpful. You really can't go wrong with a visit.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Not only is The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls easy to find and get to, it also gives visitors a quick way to emerge themselves in the true beauty and excitement South Dakota's wildlife has to offer. I am an amateur birder and avid nature watcher; my surprise came when walking the well maintained trails of The Outdoor Campus and... More

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Awesome place to visit if you're in the sioux falls area or just passing through. This place offers classes to not only kids but family and adults as well and the best part is that it's all free. It's a beautiful building inside that has a great museum and the back area has a beautiful garden and bird area. We... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Outdoor Campus is free and has plenty to see and do. Classes are offered year round to teach kids and adults about all kinds of cool outdoor skills and wildlife information, there's a good deal of trails (2+ miles), a museum, classroom animals and great staff. Make sure this is a stop on your trip to Sioux Falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

I have been in SF for years and never knew about this oasis until a friend told me. The trails are great for running, and the programs the staff offers out of this neat building are crazy cool, especially considering EVERYTHING IS FREE! Definitely need to stop here if you're visiting SF, and if you had kids it looks like... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

A little for everyone. Explorers can find something. Fitness nuts can do their thing. Kids can see animals. Adults can relax.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

My kids love going to The Outdoor Campus! The staff are very friendly and always greet the kids and me. The museum is newly redone and has lots of fun for kids of all ages. The fish and reptiles have always been a hit for my crew. There is an outside Playscape, fishing pond, and tons of trails. We spend... More

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