South Dakota Zoos
Bear Country USA Black Hills, SD.
Very few people have had a full-grown black bear look in the window of their family car, or if they have, it was not by choice. Even fewer have seen a reindeer or a elk up close. However, many people are getting experiences like these at Bear Country U.S.A. in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Nestled over 250 acres amidst towering pines and along rolling meadows just eight miles south of Rapid City, Bear Country U.S.A. offers visitors intimate views of most North American mammals. Visitors take a leisurely three-mile drive through several enclosures and encounter black bear, elk, reindeer, deer, cougars, bobcats, rocky mountain goats, bighorn sheep, dall sheep and buffalo.
This park has several admission structures and varied operation hours,
Visit there website for full details.www.bearcountryusa.com/
The Great Plains Zoo Sioux Falls, SD
As an accredited member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History strives to fulfill four major objectives: Education, Conservation, Recreation and Discovery.
The Great Plains Zoo features over 500 animals from around the world. Our 45-acre park features animals in simulated natural habitats, such as the Asian Cat Habitat, Bear Canyon and our new African Savannah. Our popular Children’s Zoo gives visitors an up close and personal chance to interact with the animals. The Delbridge Museum of Natural History features an impressive collection of mounted animals from five continents displayed in simulated natural environments.
April – September 9:00AM – 6:00PM
(grounds clear at 7:00pm)
October – March 10:00AM – 4:00PM
(grounds clear at 5:00pm)
Adults (Ages 13-59) $9.50 + Tax
Youth (Ages 2-12) $6.50 + Tax
Infant (Under age 2) Free
Seniors (Ages 60+) $8.75 + Tax
Visit there website for admission prices and full details www.greatplainszoo.org