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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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We went on a rainy day and thought more would be inside than outside. So we missed some of the outside things due to the animals not being out. We did catch the snake and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Dubuque
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went on a rainy day and thought more would be inside than outside. So we missed some of the outside things due to the animals not being out. We did catch the snake and alligator shows which were good despite the rain. The variety of animals in the dome was good! A fun visit even with rain.

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Detroit, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Just an awesome little park to visit! My family really enjoyed the park & all the fun shows! My daughters highlight was the alligator show & getting to pet a baby alligator after! The tortoises were so amazing as well & the staff were so educated informational about the animals! Highly recommend to any family looking for fun attraction! Oh....... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Reptile Gardens has a beautiful aviary and many live shows. I love how the reptiles are up close and there is plenty to do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit in Black Hills! My kids (11,8, and 5 y/o) enjoyed it. Plan to spend a couple of hours at least.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We decided to stop here on our way from Rushmore to The Badlands. The entry fee was reasonable and my friend who really enjoys these types of attractions had a really good time exploring all the different exhibits and took lots of pictures. They had a wide range of exhibits from snakes, alligators, crocodiles, frogs, spiders, etc. Some of the... More 

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Grand Haven, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited in May 2015. Lots of different reptiles. Sat through a snake presentation-well done. Some of the largest alligators in captivity. Perhaps not worth the money. If we had kids with us, it would be worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This really is a great place to learn about some animals. The bird show is very beautiful and educational. The snake show is creapy but great and the gater show is just FUN! I've enjoyed this place since I was a small child and now I have the pleasure of taking my own children to visit. I miss Methusela the... More 

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Huron, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The snake show was very good. Beautiful displays of reptiles. We were there when the weather was cold and rainy, and the indoor displays gave us something to do even when the weather was not so nice.

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Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

They have really excellent displays and bird and reptile shows. Really good family entertainment. Really fun.

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layton, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The bird show is wonderful but don't forget the crocodile show. There is a big sandbox for the lil tikes to play around and even a park to spend some time away from the animals. The tortoises are the same two that were there when I first came to Reptile gardens in 1979--we used to ride them then. The variety... More 

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