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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 #7 of 20 Attractions in Sioux Falls
Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Aquariums, Outdoors
Owner description: Nature museum, aquarium, butterfly garden and classes for everyone to learn about the outdoors.
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Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Aquariums, Outdoors
Owner description: Nature museum, aquarium, butterfly garden and classes for everyone to learn about the outdoors.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Paid for by the fish and game licenses, this place has exhibits that are fun, hands on and worth going back for. Not only do they have classes featuring endangered species but the have a ethers of outdoor programs going on to from fishing to archery to snowshoeing!!!! You need to check this place out- best of all, it's free!!!

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We came across The Outdoor Campus. We were expecting to walk around a trail for a little bit to walk off lunch, but were pleasantly surprised by the days activities. It turns out we showed up on a day when they had their Halloween Hike. They had tons of activities for children and best of all, it was FREE! Hard... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stumbled across this on the day they were holding their Halloween Hike. What a fun (FREE!!!) time. Loved seeing all the costumes and the activities were a nice diversion!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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156 reviews 156 reviews
85 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A great place to visit for an hour or two. There is a nice educational play area inside and great walking trails outside. A must see when visiting Sioux Falls, SD.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a great place to spend 1-2 hours with kids. Walking trails, play area, and aquarium are educational and fun. Sertoma Park shares a parking lot and is a great picnic place with playgrounds.

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The butterfly house is located on the campus. Check out the website for the many classes offered for children. It is a beautiful setting for pictures. Sertoma Park is here also with a large picnic area. There is a lake, all kinds of wildlife can be found at different time of the day. It is a tranquil setting.

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Carlyle, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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Babbitt, Minnesota
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155 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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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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