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Reptile Gardens

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Address: 8955 S Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57709
Phone Number: 605-342-5873
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: World-renowned adventure park, Reptile Gardens is a must-see family...
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!
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2014 world Guinness prize for the most veneounus snake!!Visit it!

Between Mount Rushmore and Sturgis, pay a visit $17adult and $11 children till 12, If you like reptiiles here you can find them! Alligators, cobras, anacondas, the oldest big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Between Mount Rushmore and Sturgis, pay a visit $17adult and $11 children till 12, If you like reptiiles here you can find them! Alligators, cobras, anacondas, the oldest big turtle, but also a small biosphere world with thousands lizards, birds. 3 shows near 2 hours . Kevin a beautiful blue eyes boy , wIll introduce you to alligators and snakes... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The grounds are absolutely beautiful with perfectly landscaped flower beds everywhere. They do have some interesting shows, alligators, snakes and birds, more entertaining than educational. I would advise going early to beat the crowds.

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Washington, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our trip to the reptile gardens. It is a bit pricey, so I made sure we stuck around for a few hours to make it worth the cost of admission. The three shows were very well done and great for all ages. All together, that took about 90 minutes. We spent another hour or more on the... More 

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Iowa
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nothing to call home about. This is great place for younger children whom never been to a zoo before. We spent a lot of money getting in for only a 20 minute walk through.

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Dickinson ND
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The grounds are well kept, the snake and alligator shows were interesting. We spent 3/4 of a day there. Food and drink available.

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great fun with a bird show, alligator show and snake show. Large building with all kinds of snakes, spiders etc. Just made a return trip this year. Worth it!!

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our family has been to quite a few zoos and reptile centers, so I wasn't sure if we would benefit from another. Boy, was I glad we decided to go! Not only did it bring back memories from when I was a kid, but it was a great educational experience for all of us. (No longer are you able to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting even if you do not like reptiles. There is something for all and all ages. They really have good performances. Snakes and alligators, along with the birds were the "best"!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There are 3 types of free "shows" to see: The Deadly Snake Show, The Alligator Show, and a bird show. There are supersized animals to look at like the giant turtles and Maniac. You will learn a lot about reptiles on this trip

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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

this is really a time filler in a tourist attraction site. its rated number one, on trip advisor in my opinion as stated, a time killer. reptiles can be seen locally at your own zoo. that being said, it takes some time to walk through.

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Address: 8955 S Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57709
Phone Number: 605-342-5873
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City

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