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“Fun even in the winter”

Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History
Ranked #6 of 66 things to do in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.”
Watertown, South Dakota
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun even in the winter”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had a great time at the zoo even though it was not that warm out. The animals were out and about so it was really fun to watch them. It was also very interesting see how they winter the animals

Visited April 2013
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Salix, Iowa, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice small zoo”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Its a smaller sized zoo; very kid friendly and very clean. Fair prices for admission and nicely organized. Staff is well trained and knowledgeable.

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Cleveland, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Its even good in cold weather”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

The zoo did a great job with their animal exhibits, even with cold weather. Lots of open space, good exhibits. It would be a lot more fun with temperate weather. Our grandkids loved it, and the openness let them run off a lot of steam

Visited April 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A must see if you are an animal lover”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Visited every zoo in South Dakota. This is the biggest and best. Very clean. Easy to find, easy parking. Cannot think of anything I would call a complaint. Take the kids and have fun.

Visited June 2012
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Midwest
Level 6 Contributor
358 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Always a fun time”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

It is great to see the zoo each year especially as they continue to improve their exhibits. Summer of 2013 will be an exciting time to see their additions. For the size of our community, the zoo is a fun stopping point for an afternoon excursion with you family.

Visited July 2012
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