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

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#4 of 11 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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  • 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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  • For a town the size of Sioux Falls this is a very decent zoo. It's well-kept and has a good variety of animals and exhibits. Some exhibits, like the penguins, for example, could use an overhaul. The carousel is great, the train isn't worth it as most of the views you get are of a fence and not of animals/exhibits. Overall, though, this is a clean zoo with interesting things for just about everyone. The taxidermy collection is definitely an impressive one!
  • In the summer this place is packed with good reason. There is a lot to see and do and plenty of space for the kids to run around. With the new bear exhibit under construction the walking flow is somewhat disturbed but manageable. At Halloween, the Boo at the Zoo will have as line across the parking lot. The museum has a rotating yearly exhibit like dinosaurs or brain play which can be good fun indoors when the weather outside is crummy. A Membership is definitely worth it.
  • This is a nice zoo that you can get through in about three hours. The activities vary depending on the season and the day so make sure to check on this before you go. During the summer on the weekends they have some good options for eating lunch. They have a small train ride and a carousel. A nice petting zoo. The museum is good as well, and doesn’t take too long to get through. You can also bring in food and drink.
  • Visited near the end of Feb for my daughters birthday, was sold tickets at full price, in total less than 20 different animals were out to be seen, aside from the ducks which had pooped everywhere. Giving 2 stars because there was a animitronic dinosaur exhibit that I still had to pay an extra 3 dollars per person for but was actually really good. Looked like a decent size zoo and have good hopes of returning during the summer when they are finished with construction.
  • 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!
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