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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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A very enjoyable attraction

Reptile gardens is one of our favorite destinations when in the Rapid City area. There are very interesting animal shows, well informed employees who are helpful and friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Belding
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Reptile gardens is one of our favorite destinations when in the Rapid City area. There are very interesting animal shows, well informed employees who are helpful and friendly, excellent animal displays, and a wonderful "rainforest" type area. We always enjoy a small outdoor meal, and a trip through their wonderful, eclectic gift shop. I have never left without a unique... More 

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Irvine CA
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Reptile Gardens is a fun place for the entire family. The collection of snakes is outstanding. The snake show and the alligator show are highly recommended, but the bird show is only average. Petting a giant turtoise is something every child should do! Surprising to find a place like this in Rapid City.

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Fairmont, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Bird show, snake show, alligator/crocodile show all were fun and educational. You could pet the tortoises and see all kinds of rare reptiles. The staff were very nice and knowledgeable, patient with questions. Very clean and family friendly.

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Idaho Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My small children just loved the reptiles here. Even saw a famous movie crocodile. Too interesting. The open dome and getting to interact with the animals was a very enjoyable adventure. Two thumbs up!!!!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed walking around the dome! The facts about reptiles and other various creatures (like the bald eagle in captivity that is only allowed because it cannot be released into the wild safely to survive by itself) was very interested. My son (4 years old) loved it! The snake show was very informative! If you are deathly scared of... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We didn't find it too different from a small zoo. For the price, we were expecting more, a lot more. Feeding the burros in Custer was more exciting.

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Iowa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful attraction. There are hundreds of reptiles to view, a nice little playground, and fantastic live shows. My 5 year old grandson loved them all! Your admission may seem a bit pricey, but it allows you to come back in free of charge for all the days you are in the area. Make sure to ask the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Nice opportunity for kids and adults to get close to unique reptiles. Kids will love it as will any adult that enjoys seeing and being around animals.

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Denver
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Reptile Gardens was a hit with our family. My son says it was really fun with lots of venomous snakes, turtles, an eagle, prairie dogs and a good playground for younger kids to play around on. My daughter liked the Tortoise area because you and pet the big ones and the turtle area because they were adorable! They also had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We recently took our family of 6 to Reptile Gardens. Our children range in age from 5 -12 and all of them enjoyed our time there. There are a ton of animals to see and some to interact with. The shows were great! Through out there were a lot of nice touches, like the free strollers, the water fountains, the... More 

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Address: 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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