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Address: 8955 S Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57709
Phone Number: 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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Enjoyed the shows

Spent a fun afternoon here. My girls really enjoyed the shows and my young son enjoyed the sand and playground. Giant tortoise are so cool!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent a fun afternoon here. My girls really enjoyed the shows and my young son enjoyed the sand and playground. Giant tortoise are so cool!

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not what you call a snake person. But this was a nice educational place for the kids. There was a lot more to see than I thought there would be. We went through it rather quickly but I think it could last a few hours if you hit all the shows.

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Sundance, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a long time attraction in Rapid City area. Went as a little kid when located in Rapid. It's a good place to see reptiles

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Thank George R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome . Great biodome. Worth the visit. Plenty to see and welcoming staff. The gators wanted a piece of me but i got a tee shirt instead.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited in early July, not arriving until the noon hour. Not crowded at all, and I never felt rushed to move on to another exhibit. There are three live shows; birds, alligators/crocs, and snakes. The staff LOVE their jobs and it shows. The young man managing the snake show answered every question and made the very young visitors feel welcomed.... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place for all ages, get to see birds and reptile so close, especially you get to touch the live reptiles like Gieco, snakes and Tortoise along with birds

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great stop for the kids, although I enjoyed it too. The Alligator and Snake shows were great, missed the bird show. The giant tortoises are amazing. Had lunch there and it was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is also a botanicals garden so it smells Good too! So much to see there crocodiles, alligators and a show, Snakes of all kinds and a show, spiders Birds fun and interesting with a great Souvenir shop!

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Thank Laurie G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my granddaughter, who loves reptiles to the Reptile Gardens. The snake show and the alligator show were a top hit - the showman being engaging and funny, very personable with the entire age range of the audience. The other good thing about this site is that we paid to enter but were given a free pass for the remainder... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Reptile Gardens are an excellently presented attraction to explore the world of snakes, lizards, tortoises and other related animals. The animals are well presented in an excellent central facility with bags of space for visitors to take their time to examine each specimen. The bottom row of specimens can be hard to see and to read the description -... More 

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