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Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History
805 South Kiwanis Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-367-8313
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Ranked #6 of 45 things to do in Sioux Falls
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Owner description: The Great Plains Zoo offers visitors an up-close look at more than 1,000 animals, from anteaters to zebras, penguins to porcupines, and including an exciting animal collection often not found in larger zoos: tigers, snow leopards, giraffes, rhinoceros, flamingoes and a variety of primates.The Zoo also includes the Delbridge Museum of Natural History, a local treasure that houses a rare, one-in-the-world collection of 150 mounted animals, including 36 “vanishing species”.
Mitchell, South Dakota
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Cute zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very nice well maintained zoo. It's not a huge zoo, but it does have some really cool animals. The snow monkeys are awesome! Reasonably priced.

Visited May 2014
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189 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“It's just the right size”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This zoo has a lot to offer and doesn't require you to spend the entire day here. The animals are healthy, the setting is pretty and there is a petting zoo and train for children. I love going here.

Visited August 2014
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice Zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited this zoo 8/1/2014. The weather was mild for the 1st of Aug. so the animals were fairly active. Monkeys were entertaining and we spent about 2 hours wandering through the exhibits. The Zoo was clean and well kept. An easy walk through as the area is fairly flat, no big hills.

Visited August 2014
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Wall Lake, Iowa
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“You get watch you expect”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This zoo is just a regional zoo with limited animals and limited imagination. Yes, the exhibits are not varied or expansive, but it was a perfectly acceptable Saturday with the grand daughters, and we would go back.

Visited July 2014
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“lots of room for improvement”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

There isn't anything great about this zoo. Many of the exhibits are empty or only have one animal inside. There aren't any unique animals, either.

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