Zoos in South Dakota
Bear Country USA: 13820 S. Highway 16 - Rapid City, SD 57702
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.
Bramble Park Zoo: Watertown, South Dakota
Experience over 500 mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and invertebrates representing 130 varieties from around the world and those native to South Dakota.
Butterflies at Outdoor Campus: SIOUX FALLS - Sertoma Butterfly House is the newest addition to the park.
Great Plains Zoo & Museum: 805 South Kiwanis Avenue (16th & Kiwanis Avenue), Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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.
Reptile Gardens: Rapid City, South Dakota 57709
Reptile Gardens is a must-see family attraction no matter what your age. It maintains the finest collection of tropical plants and reptiles in the world. In fact, we have more species and subspecies of venomous reptiles than any other zoo or park anywhere!