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“Fun for all ages”

Butterfly House & Aquarium
Ranked #4 of 66 things to do in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Enjoy over 800 free-flying butterflies from around the world in the tropical conservatory. View vibrant marine fishes, jellyfish, and corals in ten 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 Butterfly House & Aquarium 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Sioux Falls
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun for all ages”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is an amazing place to visit! Not only are there beautiful butterflies to enjoy...there are beautiful aquariums filled with amazing fish to observe, as well as sting rays and sharks. A must-see for anyone visiting Sioux Falls, SD or living in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Beaverton, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great stop for pics”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

If you like taking pictures this is the stop for you. Nice and restfull with all the beautiful Butterfly flying around. Stopped for about an hour. It is warm and a bit humid so try not to go in the heat of August like we did!

Visited August 2013
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Bonita Springs, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Visual Stimulation at Nature's Best”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

The 700-800 butterflies of 25-30 species are thrilling for all ages and calming for babies. The marine cove with 12 tanks is a real complementary and engaging area with the touch pool (sharks, sting-rays & horseshoe crabs) and new bubble aquarium.

Visited July 2013
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Slayton, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“beautiful butterflys”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

we visited often with the grandkids. They love to have they butterflies land on them. We saw the different stages of the butterfly also. There are some fish there also.

Visited May 2013
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Hartford, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A fun stop for kids”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We have had long driving days and stopped here for some fun. It was $26 for the four of us so not bad at all. My kids are fascinated by fish. Coming from a bigger city it wasn't as grand as some aquariums but my kids were still intrigued. All of the volunteers/employees were fantastic! Wonderful butterfly enclosure and we loved the little pheasants running around. The gift shop is fun too. Great experience.

Visited August 2013
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