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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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AMAZING!!!

First, I just want to say that we didn't have kids on this trip and we still loved this place! We spent 3 hours here, lots of different types of snakes and critters. We were able... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Omaha, ne
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Omaha, ne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

First, I just want to say that we didn't have kids on this trip and we still loved this place! We spent 3 hours here, lots of different types of snakes and critters. We were able to catch the snake show and we loved it. We definitely have to return in the summer for the Croc show.

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Gilmanton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for something to do in Rapid City then I would definitely recommend stopping by Reptile Gardens. My dad and I came in late March, so the prairie dogs and giant tortoises weren't very active but it was still a great day. We were very impressed by the variety of reptiles that they had, and we even got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My 3 year old daughter LOVE LOVE LOVES this place! I really like that they offer different animal shows all throughout the day and they are educational but fun for kids, very entertaining. Lots of reptiles to see! The only downside is that the food/drink area only accepts cash and I didn't have any on me and it was hot... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you are facinated by reptiles then this is the place for you. Well worth the stop and time to take in all that they offer. Along with reptiles are alligators, turtles and other critters. Massive Gift Shop for your tourism needs.

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North Liberty, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stopped in this past week (march) and they had just opened for the season. Our kids are age 8(g),7(g),5(b), 2(b). We were excited because it was one of the few things that was actually open for kids to do while we were there! The prairie dogs had just come out of hibernation. There were not many guests there, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We went to Reptile Gardens yesterday (March 2015). It's a great stop and has a lot to do for kids of all ages. The crocodile exhibit is a must see.

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Upton, Wyoming
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What a great family attraction, when you are enjoying the Black Hills. You can spend a whole day there and not even realize that you have been there that long. I have been there many times and always love going back. It is so fun to watch all of the shows that they put on and it is something that... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

One of the most excellent tourist attractions in the hills. From the giant tortuous to the flower gardens simply amazing .

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I liked the interactive shows as well as the exotic flora on display. I did not like that a chicken beat me at tic-tac-toe

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This place was so interesting and fun. The kids loved it. It will only take about and hour or two, so you can plan other things around it. The price includes a "season pass" so you can return again through the year! It's pet friendly as well! Really worth the stop!

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