1221 S. Burr St.
Mitchell, SD 57301
Phone: (605) 996-1333
Fax: (605) 996-6022
Arts & Museums
Discover an amazing variety of animals and birds at this fantastic facility established in 1963. The sprawling Great Plains Zoo spans 45 acres (18.21 hectares) and boasts of an extensive collection, including a host of exotic as well as endangered species. The beautifully laid-out park features lush enclosures and expansive areas for a pleasant experience to both, the animals as well as visitors. Kids can have a whale of a time with the camel rides, the train ride through the park, the carousel and much more. Besides this, the park also hosts the Delbridge Museum of Natural History with exciting mounted displays of animals. Check website for more.
See medical advancements from the early 1900's to the present.
This restored Queen Anne-style home was the residence of South Dakota's first senator, Richard Pettigrew. Pettigrew opened his own public museum in the rear of the home in 1925, to display his collection of such items as stone tools, projectile points, Native American clothing, guns, natural history specimens and items related to the settlement of Sioux Falls. He left his home and museum to the city of Sioux Falls to be maintained as a museum when he died in 1926.
Constructed of native Sioux Quartzite stone, this restored building includes slate stairs, granite pillars, stained glass windows, tiled fireplaces, 16 large murals painted between 1915 and 1917 and three floors filled with regional history exhibits. Unique gifts, historic toys, books and souvenirs can be purchased in the museum store on the first floor.
Discover over 80 hands-on science exhibits, giant screen movies, and seven art galleries. It's a great adventure for the whole family.
Works of art from over 150 artists. Paintings, sculptures, dolls, jewlry, books, music, quilts, and weavings.
Established in 1970, the South Dakota Art Museum has been in the forefront of disseminating the artistic spirit among the people of South Dakota. The students of the university are tremendously participative in volunteer activities and events, lectures and workshops organized for kids and adults. Check website for a list of upcoming exhibitions that sure the impress art enthusiasts.