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Address: 8955 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6577
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+1 605-342-5873
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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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They've been rated as on of the better attractions years running. If you like birds, bugs, snakes , alligators.... stop by. The atrium was very cool with birds out and about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They've been rated as on of the better attractions years running. If you like birds, bugs, snakes , alligators.... stop by. The atrium was very cool with birds out and about. All sorts of snakes and did I mention alligators / crocodiles?! You can roam around for as long as you'd like. Staff was inviting and full of knowledge. I... More 

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La Verne, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were three shows included in the price of admission. The most fascinating one for us were the alligators. The trainer was really brave to be walking amongst these large reptiles then had the gumption to sit on one while continuing his show! WOW! My favorite personal interaction opportunity was being able to pet one of three giant Galapagos Tortugas.... More 

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Regina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was extremely reluctant to go to Reptile Gardens because of my intense dislike for snakes, but I really wanted to see the lizards and turtles. So I decided that I would go and ask if I could avoid the snakes. Well it was the best decision during my trip that I made as I had the most phenomenal experience.... More 

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Johnbrockelsby, Public Relations Manager at Reptile Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the kind review. Jeff is my nephew and one of the finest people you will ever meet. He is our poster boy for over the top customer service. It is so nice to know that he is appreciated by our guests. Again thank you so very much for the kind words. Jeff told me... More 

Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The reptile gardens is a mornings visit,lots of alligators and crocodiles A couple of really good shows feeding the crocs & not very expensive will definitely go back next year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we've brought our young daughter to Reptile Gardens! It's beautiful, with its diverse botanicals and reptiles. We really enjoyed the snake show. The man doing the show was funny and informative. A great place no matter your age.

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Whitefish, Montana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Our grandson loves this place - some or most displays could use a MAJOR overhaul and remodel, but honest the kids don't notice and they delight in this place.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We have lived here a year and just got around to visiting Reptile Gardens with family visitors. I was very impressed. They have an extensive collection of reptiles from all over the world. In some instances, Reptile Gardens is one of only a couple locations in the US with some species. Very family friendly.

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

our son is really into lizards right now - this place was well designed and contained a huge variety of reptiles. the staff was friendly and knowledgable and even off season had a number of attractions open that would have normally been closed this time of year. Highly recommend!

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

This location also included a botanical garden and is fantastic for only adults or families. You need to see the 14-16 foot alligator and the large tortoises. This place was fantastic.

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harrisburg, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

I went by myself today and stayed 4 hours because Reptile Gardens is GREAT! There is such a variety...lots and lots of snakes, crocs and alligators, giant bugs, birds, orchids, bald eagle, giant tortoises, prairie dogs, and way in the back, a kookaburra. (I felt sorry for him because he was out of the way and alone. As soon as... More 

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