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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  • Great trip! We arrived at approximately 12 pm and made our way towards the entrance of the zoo to buy our tickets. After buying our tickets, we entered the zoo and started the loop around to see the.....  more
    Great trip! We arrived at approximately 12 pm and made our way towards the entrance of the zoo to buy our tickets. After buying our tickets, we entered the zoo and started the loop around to see the.....  more »
  • Good but pretty small and the animals sometimes look sad. It is really fun to feed the farm animals though, but also they never have birds for some reason. 
    Good but pretty small and the animals sometimes look sad. It is really fun to feed the farm animals though, but also they never have birds for some reason.  more »
  • We planned a stop on our way back home at the zoo. We always enjoy new zoos. They should worn us that all the aviary species are not out due to disease concerns. That’s great if you know it going... 
    We planned a stop on our way back home at the zoo. We always enjoy new zoos. They should worn us that all the aviary species are not out due to disease concerns. That’s great if you know it going...  more »
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  • Great Plains Zoo is Great! It is not the best zoo I have ever been to but definitely in the top 5. The employees are nice, helpful and courteous. The animals are great. We highly recommend it, when just wanting to stay in South Dakota. But the only thing that I would recommend they do is have some better prices in the gift shop. I understand everything is going up but at least have a Little bargain area. A little goes a long way.
  • Great little zoo and museum. Due to bird flu most are not available for viewing. Also having a heat wave so some of the other animals were out for safety reasons. They have great enclosure for the animals and a lot of viewing areas. The cost was $15.50 for adults and their are coupons sometimes available. You also get into the Natural History Museum with your admission. Memberships are also available. If I lived close I would join.
  • Very enjoyable morning walk outdoors on the well laid out paths. Great signage throughout provide good details on every animal or exhibit. And zoo keepers are happy to answer other questions. The natural history museum with mounted animals was a surprise and contrast, but provided a really good up close learning experience.
  • Fine little zoo. Outdated and in desperate need of some funding to get updated— a lot of it was empty and had been empty for quite a long time, but the plans for a new exhibit and the bear exhibit were lovely. Loved the attached museum with old taxidermied animals. Many of them were done wonderfully and some of them were terrible, but those are almost more fun than the good ones.
  • It's a lovely zoo. It was a little chilly for some of the animals so they had them put away and you couldn't see them. A lot of the birds in the tropical type animals were unviable. Would be nice to be able to view them inside. But overall the zoo is very well laid out it's very walkable it's a beautiful lay out and they have gorgeous Displays. The foods a little expensive but it's a zoo.

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