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

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#4 of 7 in Parks in Sioux Falls
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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  • The kids had a blast. They loved the snow monkey's the best. There's a lot to see but its not so spread out.  more »
  • We took our grand daughters to this attraction yesterday. It cost us almost $43, only to find over half the exhibits closed or under construction and no animals they showed on their map! All of the co...  more »
  • I don't typically like Zoos, they are smelly and cramped and I hate that animals are in cages. Here I was impressed with the amount of room most of the enclosures had, the pens appeared clean, but it'...  more »
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  • Every time I go, I walk away disappointed. They have upgraded some things, but it still feels like a run down zoo. The animals you want to see, you can't. The enclosures are not "view" friendly. I can't take the stroller in most buildings. It's either prohibited or the door ways are too narrow. Save your money and go to Omaha.
  • Among the best zoos in the region, Great Plains Zoo can fill an entire afternoon with family entertainment. There's ongoing construction in 2017, but all exhibits are still accessible. Be sure to visit the Delbridge Museum, as it is a remarkable collection of taxidermy.
  • Very well kept zoo. Small but charming. The museum of animals very nice extra. An enjoyable experience.
  • Great Zoo for the size an location, took my girlfriend on a date there just for something to do while we're apart for the summer. If you go on a weekday afternoon you almost have the entire zoo to yourself, there were several times when we were the only ones looking at the exhibits, which was refreshing when compared to the madhouse that is the Henry Doorly Zoo where you feel rushed along by the crowds of people. The goats were fun and my girlfriend had ALOT of fun feeding the goats and the cows. Only complaint is that the penguin exhibit leaves a lot to be desired, more snow and water would be nice.
  • Great indoor area. Large area under construction which should be nice when completed. The "train ride", needs a new route, currently is a waste of money showing off future areas.

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