Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natl. Hist.

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Facility:Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natl. Hist.
Description:The Great Plains Zoo offers visitors an up-close look at more than 850 animals, from anteaters to zebras, penguins to porcupines, and including an exciting animal collection often not found in larger zoos: tigers, snow leopards, giraffes, rhinoceros, flamingoes and a variety of primates.

The Zoo's 45-acre park features animals in natural habitats, such as the brand new Asian Cat Habitat, where you can spot Amur Tigers, Snow Leopards and Pallas Cats. Bear Canyon is home to two large brown bears. The African Savannah recreates how animals like Reticulated Giraffes, Ostriches, Eastern Crowned Cranes and Grevy s Zebras live together on the savannah in Africa.

The new and very popular Hy-Vee Face-to-Face Farm gives you an up close and personal chance to interact with animals like Jacob s Sheep, San Clemente Island Goats, Dexter Cattle, Belted Galloway Cattle, Chickens and a Clydesdale.

The Zoo also includes the Delbridge Museum of Natural History, a local treasure that houses a rare, one-in-the-world collection of 150 mounted animals, including 36 vanishing species .
Address 1:805 S Kiwanis Avenue
Address 2:
City:Sioux Falls
Zip Code:57104-3798
V I S I T I N G   I N F O

April September
9am-6pm (grounds clear at 7pm)

October March
10am-4pm (grounds clear at 5pm)
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day
Admission:Adults (Ages 13-59) $7.50 + tax
Youth (Ages 3 12) $4.50 + tax
Age 2 & Under Free
Seniors (Ages 60+) $6.75 + tax

Telephone:(605) 367-8313
Website:Visit Website
Sheri H., Co-op Member
This is a sentimental place for me to visit, having grown up in Sioux Falls. My mother brought us here often as children and it is a fun trip down memory lane. The zoo is much different than when I was a child. The exhibits are much more animal friendly than they were 30 years ago. The Brockhouse collection of mounted animals is an interesting addition to the zoo. Of course, when I was a child, my family used to visit the West Sioux Hardware store to shop and allow us children to gaze wonderingly at the marvelous animals in interesting poses. They made quite an impression on me. I am thankful they were preserved as a collection and continue to be on display for the public. This is a very accessible zoo in that it isn't too large but is large enough to have many interesting animals from all over the world. If I lived closer, I would certainly purchase a family membership and it would be an excellent investment.
Amy H., Co-op Member
Coming from the Chicago area where the Lincoln Park Zoo is free, I was a bit underwhelmed by how few animals were available for such a high admission fee (as of this writing, adults are $11.75+tax and kids are $8.75+tax). That being said, the kids adore it and purchasing a membership brings the price per visit back into the realm of reasonable. The zoo has been expanding over the past few years, so I have high hopes as they continue to build their facilities and animal collection.
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