South Dakota Attractions November 02, 2019
Play With Lemurs At Bramble Park Zoo In South Dakota For An Adorable Adventure
When it comes to ample wildlife, there is no better place to be than South Dakota, which is home to native species like bison, bighorn sheep, donkeys, and more. If you are looking for kinds of wildlife that are a bit more exotic to the Mount Rushmore State, however, there is only one place to go, which is the hands-on Bramble Park Zoo:
Located in Watertown, the Bramble Park Zoo may be a smaller town zoo but is chock-full of big city surprises!
Spanning 15 acres, the Bramble Park Zoo is home to more than 500 animals and an impressive 130+ different species, including birds, kangaroos, and snow leopards.
Opened in 1912, the Bramble Park Zoo is home to not only the main zoo but also a Kid's Zoo, Ottertown, Discover Center, and seasonal Wild Encounters, which allows guests to witness bear feedings, demonstrations, and face-to-face encounters with certain animals.
As if all of the above was not reason enough to visit, the Bramble Park Zoo is also home to unique Zoo Classes and Behind the Scenes tours, which last an hour and a half and allow guests to tour the premise with a biologist and get close to the ordinarily off-limits animals.
Have you ever wanted to pet a lemur or prepare a meal for another exotic animal? Then this is the experience for you!
Behind the Scenes tours of Bramble Park Zoo cost $25 per person (plus tax) and can be booked by calling (605) 882-6269.
Regular admission to the Bramble Park Zoo costs $10 for adults 13+ and $8 for children ages 3 to 12.
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The Bramble Park Zoo is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Address: 800 10th St NW, Watertown, SD 57201, USA