Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, Sioux Falls

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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.”
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  • Brought the two three year olds for an afternoon. Very nice little zoo. The new koala bears were adorable.  more »
  • Fun visit this past summer with our daughter. They had an event going on that day with ice cream and some other stuff as well when we happened to go. Definitely will make it a part of our summer trips...  more »
  • Great local zoo in Sioux Falls. Some exhibits are more spacious then others, looking at you penguin display, but overall a great way to spend half a day walking around and enjoying the animals. Baby r...  more »
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  • This zoo is currently under construction, but that's cool because it's still super fun! It's exhibits include a farm-type area and aswell as more exotic animal pens. The Bears and foxes are probably the cutest animals there ^~^ Also, the workers are super nice! The girl at the front window especially makes my day every time my family and I go there!
  • This was probably one of the worst zoo I ever been to. My family went this past weekend and we highly disappointed. We paid $88 to get in and didn't get to see half the animals, because closed exhibits. The animals we seen looked more like they were in pens versus natural environments. The penguin enclosure was the sadist thing i ever seen. It's 20 on them in this small area with filty water. This zoo needs some major upgrades or needs to be shut down. Save your time and money and drive to the Omaha Zoo, much better experience.
  • We have a zoo pass. My girls love coming here too for the different events at the zoo. Snow monkies are the most entertaining animals for sure. Cute and very active. There's a big family of them too so you get to see some interesting dynamics.
  • It's a small zoo but the animals are close so you don't struggle to see them. In the winter, there aren't as many animals outside. But that is to be expected. I like how large the landscape is. If you want to exercise asks see animals it is great!
  • This zoo is by far the best zoo I've ever been to! There are so many animals here and it's not that big of a zoo so it's not that long of a walk. All of the animals have plenty of room and the zookeeper's take good care with cleaning.

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