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Reptile Gardens

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8955 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6577
+1 605-342-5873
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Pleasantly surprised!

From the highway you don’t expect this place to be as expansive or interactive as it is! We were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hannah H
via mobile
Much better than I thought it was going to be!

Our family went here while in the area. I was surprised how much we all liked it. It was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bubfn
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
8955 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6577
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+1 605-342-5873
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the highway you don’t expect this place to be as expansive or interactive as it is! We were genuinely impressed by the displays, the staff, and the crocodile and snake shows we watched. The flowers inside make it truly beautiful and breathtaking. Very well...More

Thank Hannah H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family went here while in the area. I was surprised how much we all liked it. It was very clean, well organized and the shows were very good. I would recommend it.

Thank bubfn
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We allotted 2 hours for this and ended up spending over 3 because we wanted to see more. I recommend watching the shows, which are conveniently spaced out so you can catch them all. Connor was great as the alligator wrestler as well as the...More

Thank Cami E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Because of the name, we thought it would be more for younger kids, but we were wrong. I convinced my husband and 15 year old that we should try this place because of the good reviews. We walked in, and I was awestruck at how...More

Thank Cari M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved the 3 shows. They were very entertaining. Worth a half a day to see them and the animals. Family loved it.

Thank Craig Kris C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am definitely not into reptiles but was pleasantly surprised. Yes there were reptiles and surprisingly they did not creep me out. There were also birds, tortoise, turtles, and an awesome skeleton of a boa constrictor that was fascinating. A must see in South Dakota.

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are many animals to see at Reptile Gardens. I recommend going early before it gets too busy. Also, we started with the three shows. Our favorites were the crocodiles and the snakes. They are entertaining, informative and run consecutively throughout the day. There are...More

Thank Andrea H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were expecting a little bit more for the price we paid, it was an okay and fun place to go but it sure seemed to go quickly. In less than 30-45 minutes we had been to all the places and then we sat and...More

Thank Blake G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very educational place to take your family too.There is alot to see there as well as shows that go on thru out the day.

Thank dulrich5457
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent very little time under the Dome looking at the reptiles in there. We then went to the bird show which was very good. Then the snake show but it was too crowded and the boys didn't like it very much - they don't...More

Thank mjmart61
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Kadee D
July 24, 2018|
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Response from Charles B | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 3 hours, was enough time to see the three presentations (we did arrive just as one was about to start) and see all the other things as well.
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Luke R
July 3, 2018|
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Response from Maggie S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are 3 shows, birds, snakes, and alligators. The exhibits are well done. I love watching the prairie dogs. The young man doing the gator show is an amazing communicator. It is not just a show, it is educational... More
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joanna636
June 10, 2018|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
We did not see that.
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