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Reptile Gardens

8955 S Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57709
605-342-5873
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Ranked #3 of 36 Attractions in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: World-renowned adventure park, Reptile Gardens is a must-see family attraction no matter what your age. We maintain the finest collection of tropical... more » Owner description: World-renowned adventure park, Reptile Gardens is a must-see family attraction no matter what your age. We maintain the finest collection of tropical plants, colorful flowers, and exotic reptiles anywhere - we have more species and subspecies of venomous reptiles than any other zoo or park in the world! « less
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is really an interesting place to visit. We were there in the off season, so it was not crowded at all. There were a ton of reptiles to view.

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Rock Springs, Wyoming
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this place alot. They have a nice snake show. Kids love it. Will be back in July with the family.

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Miles City, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Went to Reptile Gardens this last week for the second time. Again, it was exceptional. Missed the tic-tac-toe playing chicken this second trip but otherwise, it was just great!

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Chamberlain, South Dakota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a great place to go. If you are interested in reptiles, it is incredible. My wife is afraid of snakes and she still really enjoyed it. A little expensive but a great place to go and will go again.

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Off season, no crowds, helpful staff, needs more reptiles in the atrium, no more birds, mirrors from Worlds Fair are bizarre addition, an off season price would be nice, many exhibits closed.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Full of fun! Expensive but you can spend an entire day in here if you wanted. So much to do. I learn something new every time I come.

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Toledo, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We loved seeing all the animals!!! Fabulous exhibits!!! My kids loved playing in the play area. Gift shop was very large and filled well.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We are always impressed by this place. Just a wonderful experience and we love our sand rattlesnake snow globe! Also love the stuff they post on their facebook page. :)

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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208 reviews 208 reviews
123 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Had this on our list when in Rapid City due to Trip Advisor reviews. We were very surprised by the excellent shows (snakes, alligators, birds) and exhibits of more reptiles than we have yet seen anywhere. The exotic and one-of-a-kind in North America. Well presented and easy to roam around and see all exhibits. Good for kids (pet a tortoise).... More

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Hillsboro, New Mexico, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you are into snakes or just want to see them behind glass this is a place to stop. They have a lot of them. Some of them I am sure you have heard of and some maybe not. The have the most deadliest snake in the world and the snake that kills the most people in the world. Not... More

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