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Butterfly House & Marine Cove

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Address: 4320 S Oxbow Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106-4110
Phone Number: +1 605-334-9466
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Enjoy over 800 free-flying butterflies from around the world in the...

Enjoy over 800 free-flying butterflies from around the world in the tropical conservatory.

View hundreds of vibrant marine fishes and corals in over 10,000 gallons of aquariums, including the Pop-Up Dome Aquarium, Shark & Stingray Touch Pool, and Pacific Tide Pool.

Experience interactive learning and relaxation with tropical butterflies and marine life.

A year round tropical destination!

The Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove is a nonprofit organization, funded entirely by admissions, memberships, gift shop sales, and donations.

Thank you for visiting and supporting our mission of learning, healing, and celebrating nature's beauty with tropical butterflies and marine life!

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real neat place

real clean neat place to visit, come spend at least an hour see the awesome fish and butterfly's. things you never see in the plains area

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bud J
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

real clean neat place to visit, come spend at least an hour see the awesome fish and butterfly's. things you never see in the plains area

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing for what appears to be a simple little place. Lovely butterflies flit among beautiful flowers and sometimes hitchhike on the guests! Fish and other species add to the fun.

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1 Thank Movrelid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The marine life was our favorite part. The Butterfly house was beautiful. Kids loved both areas. A little small for the price but a nice experience.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This was by far my most favorite attraction in Sioux Falls! The butterfly house was so cool! And my children absolutely loved the marine cove! What a great experience for them to get up close and personal with marine life (being far away out here in the midwest). The staff was so wonderful! Thank you for a great visit!! We... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

A little costly for the size/ time you spend there if you are bringing a lot of kids. Staff were great and answered questions.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

They have a few stations where you can touch aquatic lifeforms which was pretty cool. The butterfly house was neat as well, but my wife is terrified by butterflies so we didn't spend much time in it.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

The Butterfly House and Marine Cove has a separate section for butterflies and a separate section for the marine cove. The admission price gets you in to both. There is a nice gift shop and displays between the butterfly and the marine cove. The volunteers and staff are helpful and knowledgeable. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This place is very neat. My friend and I came to check it out and we really enjoyed ourselves. This place definitely appeals to children but adults will definitely enjoy this too. You can touch sea creatures, sharks and stingrays. The fish in the aquariums are gorgeous. The butterfly house was amazing. It is warm and humid in there but... More 

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Acme, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

A nice attraction at a local park. Small, but well kept. It was cool to be able to touch a starfish, a sea cucumber, rays and sharks. The butterfly house is very active. Be advised that the climate needs to be tropical for the butterflies to survive, so be prepared to feel like you're in a greenhouse. Won't take more... More 

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Virginia, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We had fun and the Butterfly House and Marine Cove. It is small but there were three touch tanks in the marine cove and several tanks of fish. Our favorite was the Butterfly House. There were many different species flying around and even a few landed on us, which we thought was neat. We enjoyed our time here.

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