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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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Some really interesting exhibits and shows. Excellent snake exhibit and show. Good for at least a half day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Some really interesting exhibits and shows. Excellent snake exhibit and show. Good for at least a half day.

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Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I took my daughter to Reptile Gardens while we were visiting South Dakota and we loved it. I can't wait until by son is old enough to enjoy going there, because we will definitely be back. We caught a couple shows as well and they were enjoyable and educational. We loved the whole experience.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

You can't possibly go through the Black Hills without stopping at Reptile Gardens. We are lucky because we are local - we visit a couple times throughout the year and it never gets old. The staff is friendly, the animals are amazing and they shows allow you to "make a day of it".

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Central City, Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This place was super fun for the whole family! Definitely recommend paying a visit! I will definitely return!

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Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Larger than life experience. So much to look at and do. Great for kids of all ages. I have been twice and plan to return when I'm back in the area.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We lived for the past 2 years in Rapid City and whenever friends came to visit we always took them to Reptile Gardens and everyone loved it!!! Last year we had season passes and I would pick up my grandchildren after school and since it is so close to town we could run out there and catch an afternoon show... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My 4 year old just loves this place. We buy annual pass and use them regularly. Plenty of things to hold our interest, friendly staff, and great animals to see and learn about. If your in town visit Reptile Gardens and enjoy !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Drive area is just ok depending in if the animals are out or not. The walk threw park is the best part lots of animals and fun for kids

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Belgrade
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We could not have a better guide than the caretaker herself. This is a must to see for every age. Our granddaughter loved the big monster size turtles. There are beautiful flowers and a wonderland of birds along with plants. Of course alot of snakes from around the world. with reptiles too. This was a half a day stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visit many times throughout the summer. We are lucky to be local, but this is definitely a must see if you're just passing through the Black Hills. Friendly staff, awesome animals, and great shows allow you to "make a day of it".

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