When Sioux Falls was offered over 100 mounted animals ,the collection of big game hunter and local businessman, Henry Brockhouse , they decided to join the collection with the zoo. So now visitors have the bizarre experience of viewing the dead animals in the museum and then their very much alive counterparts in the zoo! Actually both the museum and the zoo are done well. The mounted animals are displayed in life like poses with informative signs. The zoo has a lot of acreage so most of the animal enclosures are very roomy. An expansion is planned for the African Savannah.
The museum is completely accessible. The zoo is accessible but some of the enclosures have fencing that blocks the view for children and people in wheelchairs. The giraffe section is especially bad with very high fencing. The walkways are wide , flat and in good condition except for the very first section which is patterned concrete and very bumpy.
The parking lot is large enough for all RVs. Zoo