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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  • Animals on display were good, however over half were closed. Also there was no where to get a snack or drink. They were all closed. 
    Animals on display were good, however over half were closed. Also there was no where to get a snack or drink. They were all closed.  more »
  • We enjoyed our trip to see the bears. This is a small zoo, but the animals appear to be well taken care of and had more space to roam than what we've seen in some other zoos. They also had more... 
    We enjoyed our trip to see the bears. This is a small zoo, but the animals appear to be well taken care of and had more space to roam than what we've seen in some other zoos. They also had more...  more »
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  • Variety of animals is outstanding. Grounds are well maintained. Sitting areas for those who need breaks. Super walking exercise. Get a yearly pass and get your walk on. Building enclosures for animal viewing. Also serve as warm ups on a cold day and great up close viewing. Friendly staff and animal care takers. Lovely eatery in back of zoo restricted winter hours. Beautiful little store with gifts or snacks for visitors to purchase inside main building along with museum area. Restroom facilities on both sides of grounds. Membership pays for itself in a few visits.
  • We had our son's first birthday at the zoo and he had an amazing birthday! We purchased the birthday package and it came with the goodie bags, wristbands, animal feed, cupcakes, juice, tablecloths, silverware, cups, plates, etc. We also purchased an animal encounter and got to meet a tortoise. The handler was very knowledgeable about the animals. Additionally we purchased merry go round tickets and our guests had a lot of fun with that. The party picnic area is close to the front doors which was very convenient. My only critique is we wish there were more animals out in the Africa area and we wish they would bring feeding the birds back. Thank you to the zoo staff! We recommend the birthday party package here, you get a lot of bang for your buck.

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