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Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History

#6 of 63 things to do in Sioux Falls Features Animals
805 S. Kiwanis Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
+1 605-367-7003
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Family Time

Son enjoys coming to the zoo to see the animals. Realize this is a smaller zoo but still not a bad... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
balltra75
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Very nice Zoo

For a state Zoo. this zoo held and care for many rare breeds of animals from many countries. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gina K
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Big Lake, Minnesota, United States
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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.”
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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805 S. Kiwanis Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Son enjoys coming to the zoo to see the animals. Realize this is a smaller zoo but still not a bad place. Easy place to take family for afternoon. Worth the price of an annual membership

Thank balltra75
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a state Zoo. this zoo held and care for many rare breeds of animals from many countries. The cost was appropriate. We saw rare Rhino's, a rhino and her newborn baby, ostriches. They have a place for learning about mining, have farm animals, you...More

Thank Gina K
GPZoo, Communications Manager at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the comments! We’re happy that you enjoyed your day at the Zoo! Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went specifically to see the Koala Bears and the rhinos. The Koalas were both asleep in their trees so that didn't work very well. But, the rhino was released into it's area while we stood at the fence. The keeper that opened his gate...More

Thank TakinLotsaPictures
GPZoo, Communications Manager at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the comments and feedback! We always appreciate hearing about our guests’ experiences. Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo has done some revamping over the last couple years which was needed. The property is expansive therefore you better be wearing good shoes. You will be walking a LOT. They recently added a koala exhibit which is very cool. The animals are spread...More

1  Thank MeganG6457
GPZoo, Communications Manager at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for noticing our upgrades and improvements! We are working hard to continue to improve the Zoo for our animals and visitors. We can’t wait for you to see the new Brown Bear exhibit! Thanks again for visiting, Nicole, Communications Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice, clean, small zoo. A great place to take children who have never experienced a zoo before.More

Thank MP2107
GPZoo, Communications Manager at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments regarding our Zoo! We’re glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. Our summer hours begin tomorrow, May 27. We will be open until 7 p.m. (last admission at 6 p.m.) until Labor Day which is as late or later...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

When we visited in May, it was a warm day. There were hardly any animals out to see. I'm not sure where they all were but some were inside behind a glass instead of outside. Makes it hard to take pictures of the animals. Albeit...More

2  Thank Mitzi B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My grandkids love to visit the zoo - so many different animals, and a nice place to eat, so many neat things to see in the Delbridge Museum of Natural History. Always nice to see what is new and especially nice if there are some...More

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Imagine the difficulty of providing santuary to tropical animals in South Dakota winter. I was able to see some of the winter quarters and looking at the paths to lead to summer display areas. This is a surprising zoo for the size of City. You...More

Thank SeedGeek
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Went to the zoo May 5th. On arriving I asked if the African Safari animals were out.. was told "should be". We paid 11.75 per for 3 of us. The Giraffes were not in the safari area but in pens by their houses. No Rhinos...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I always enjoy checking out zoos, and this one was great! I am scoring it a 5 because they had a recent black rhino birth and it was out for viewing. Who knows if I will ever get to see something like that again.

1  Thank ambauer86
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Stacy C
Planning to come at the end of May, will it be worth it or will most of the animals be inside somewhere where we won't be able to see?
13 January 2017|
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Response from Nina112856 | Reviewed this property |
yes, you should be able to see the animals
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Linda113
Is there plenty of parking, and do you have to pay for parking?
12 November 2016|
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Response from Angela G | Reviewed this property |
There is a large parking lot and there wasn't a charge for parking.
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