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Reptile Gardens

8955 S Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57709
605-342-5873
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Ranked #4 of 34 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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Farmington, New Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Reptile gardens was worth the visit but somewhat overpriced. Not sure i would go back as amny zoos have as many retiles

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Houston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed my trip to reptile gardens, a HUGE variety of snakes. If you just look through the snakes, your visit will end soon. Take time to read through the amazing facts about the snakes and your trip will be worth while.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I believe my husband enjoyed this more than I did. I just wasn't impressed but with all the roadside signs we had to stop.Nice exhibits but a little boring and drab.The shows were not all great either.Its just not all its cracked up to be.Just my opinion.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I am not a reptile fan, but my 9 year old daughter is. We only spent an hour, because the other kids and dad were in the car (we didn't want to pay for the teenager hate everything girls, so they stayed in the parking lot.) The gator show was awesome, daughter loved the snakes and tortoises and would have... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great family experience. The amount of reptiles is overwhelming. Worth the trip just to see the HUGE Australian Maniac. He is unbelievable. The giant tortoises are great for the kids to touch and be near.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Living in the beautiful Black Hills, we sometimes take for granted some of the wonderful places we have nearby. My sons and I visited Reptile Gardens today after having been away for far too long. They have a wonderful opportunity for residents to get season passes after just one visit. There have been many improvements made since my last visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I went here expecting it to be the same as a zoo, but it's more like you're walking right into their natural habitat! You can walk through the dome, which is basically a botanical garden with a bunch of animals living in it. Then you walk the upper level and see more snakes and lizards than I've seen in any... More

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St. Louis
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I was less than thrilled to visit a reptile house since I'm not so fond of snakes, however, this attraction has much more to offer. There is an abundance of snakes, but there is also one of the largest collections of rare rocks and minerals. They are in the gardens, in with the reptiles and even on their own display... More

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Loves Park, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had a blast walking through here and we will return! Favorite part was the tropical dome which had birds flying all around with beautiful plants. The alligator wrestler was crazy! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on the way the Bear Country and were not sure what to expect. We loved it! The crocodile - alligator show was our favorite. That guy loves his job! There was also a bird show and a snake show (same guy did snakes). We learned about the huge turtles and pet them. Lots of variety from tropical... More

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