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Bear Country USA

13820 S. Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
Tel: (605)343-2290
Web: http://www.bearcountryusa.com

A Drive Through Wildlife Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota, enjoy over 20 species of North American mammals, with a favorite highlight of a leisurely stroll in Babyland, to see bear cubs, playful otters and much more.


Bramble Park Zoo

800 10th Street NW, Watertown, SD 57201
Tel: (605)882-6269
Web: http://www.brambleparkzoo.com

This zoo has been active since 1912. Starting with a collection of pheasants and waterfowl donated by Mr. Frank Bramble, this became the foundation for today's park, now with over 800 animals representing 130 species from around the world. Our large mammals include lemurs, gray wolves, black bears, jaguars, Amur tigers and American bison.


Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History

805 S. Kiwanis Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Tel: (605)367-7003
Web: http://www.greatzoo.org

Endangered animals include an Amur tiger and Eastern Black Rhinoceros. Asian cats, flamingoes, bison, and a face-to-face farm are all part of the fun. Alongside the zoo is the Delbridge Museum of Natural History, home to over 150 mounted animals, most originally owned by a Sioux Falls businessman, who hunted extensively in the 1940's.


Reptile Gardens

8955 S. Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
Tel: (605)342-5873
Web: http://www.reptile-gardens.com

Located six miles south of Rapid City in Spring Creek valley, the park features a Sky Dome with a Safari room, allowing visitors the opportunity to wasl among free-roaming reptiles and birds. Crocodiles, rattlesnakes, frogs and fun attractions make this a great place to visit on the way to Mt. Rushmore.