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Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History

#6 of 65 things to do in Sioux Falls Features Animals
805 S. Kiwanis Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
+1 605-367-7003
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Impressed for a smaller city zoo...

It was really hot so some of the animals were either not on display or were hiding out in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Des Moines, IA
Great family zoo!

This is a very nice zoo and well laid out. Koalas were adorable, the red pandas were cute, and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rhonda W
Barrington, New Jersey
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Open 361 days a year, the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is home to more than 1,000 animals from 137 species including 24 endangered species. The 45-acre park offers up-close views to animals often not found in larger Zoos including Tigers, Rhinos, Bears, Primates, Giraffe, and an award-winning Snow Monkey exhibit. The Zoo also includes the Delbridge Museum of Natural History, a rare collection of 150 mounted animals including 38 “vanishing species.”
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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805 S. Kiwanis Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
+1 605-367-7003
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Reviewed yesterday

It was really hot so some of the animals were either not on display or were hiding out in the shade. I enjoyed all the displays. It was current and had a wide variety of animals. Staff was courteous and the only negative we had...More

Thank deegeegirl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a very nice zoo and well laid out. Koalas were adorable, the red pandas were cute, and the baby rhino was super cute! The food was reasonably priced and pretty good. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable. The baby rhino keeper was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had read a lot of mixed reviews so we weren't sure what to expect. Overall this is a good zoo - koalas are a must-see this summer; we don't see anteaters often so that was a treat. Rhino family was fun - loved seeing...More

Thank Loeweb821
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My teen daughter and I enjoyed an fun afternoon at the Great Plains Zoo. It had been a while since our last visit, and really liked the new exhibits, especially the snow monkeys and the koalas.

Thank KSTravers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently bought a membership to the zoo. It's not a big zoo but does have a fair amount of animals. The air conditioned displays inside are very good

Thank J307
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went first thing in the morning and it was cool enough to enjoy the day. A lot of the animals were not out but you could see them from their doors. But was the day went on, the animals were plentiful. Loved the koala...More

Thank elecakes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is pretty great. It's bigger then we thought it was and has a variety of animals. They have plenty of stuff to keep the kids busy. The favorite for us was feeding the goats! They eat out of your hand! You can also...More

Thank Chad R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our two and a half year old to this zoo on the 4th. She absolutely loved it! The exhibits were well kept, and the staff very friendly. She got to feed a giraffe and ride a train! The only thing that could use improving...More

Thank Breanne D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my son and grandchildren to the Great Plains Zoo. The price for adults seemed reasonable, but the price for young children over the age of two seemed rather high for something they will not remember for a long time. There are some excellent...More

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price was excellent for such a gem of a zoo. We have seen 30+ zoos across America. This treasure ranks in our top 5. Great places to photograph the beauties of the zoo.

Thank Bob19512014
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Stacy C
January 13, 2017|
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Response from Nina112856 | Reviewed this property |
yes, you should be able to see the animals
November 12, 2016|
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Response from Angela G | Reviewed this property |
There is a large parking lot and there wasn't a charge for parking.