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Reptile Gardens

Address: 8955 S Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57709
Phone Number: 605-342-5873
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Ranked #4 of 31 Activities in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: World-renowned adventure park, Reptile Gardens is a must-see family attraction no matter what your...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Outdoor Activities
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 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
79 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is where you can safely introduce your kids to reptiles. Lots of exhibits and up close interaction with reptiles. They have a bird show that is entertaining.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My 7yo and 2yo loved this place as well. They liked seeing all the reptiles and they enjoyed the bird show as well. I was cool being able to see them up close. I liked they do have strollers available for younger children as well.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Great place for kids. Great location. Easy to find. Great entertainment during the show. Playground and gift shop were nice. Friendly staff.

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Miller
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My family loves the "shows". They have a crocodile show, a bird show, and a snake show. They also have a lot of displays in the dome. If you go, you need to plan on spending at least 2 or 3 hours to take everything in. The admission is high, but you can get a "vacation pass" or a "season... More 

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Marietta, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

For the reptile enthusiast for sure, but this place also has beautiful gardens with many plants and flowers plus other animals. We loved walking with the large tortoises. Food is a little pricey. The gift shop is very large and has many great gifts for just about anyone.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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148 reviews 148 reviews
27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We really enjoyed coming here, and are looking forward to bringing visitors back once they reopen for the season. The price is reasonable and if you're local they will give you a season pass with your admission if you ask for it.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Love this place! I could go 20 times a year and never get tired of it! I love to look at all the reptiles, and love to walk through the other buildings, birds, and go see and touch the huge tortoises

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Charlottetown, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stayed at a little B&B just down the road from here. I was with my niece and as we are both huge fans of the out of the ordinary animals - this was a nice surprise. So after visiting Crazy Horse we made a visit here. My niece got to get up close to both a very large boa... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Visited reptile gardens a few years ago and we thought it was a fantastic place. Returning it was the same thing again. Nothing really changed. The bird, snake, and crocodile shows were even the same. Maybe we will try again in a few more years.

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Sidney, Nebraska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I was hesitant going into this one with a 5 year old and a 3 year old. I wanted to take my time because I find this sort of thing interesting, but worried the kids would get bored. Quite the contrary - I ended up having to get the kids to move along on occasion. Lots of interesting animals you... More 

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