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“Fun Place - Cool turtles”
Review of Reptile Gardens

Reptile Gardens
Ranked #1 of 70 things to do in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Lakeland, Florida
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61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fun Place - Cool turtles”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Reptile Gardens seems to be a well run clock. The tortoises were amazing and the snake show a bit scary cuz I do not like snakes!!! Alot of different animals to view and a nice gift shop!! The dome is great!!!

Visited July 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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“Great Family Fun”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Did not like the price to get in, but they had nice exhibits and the kids enjoyed every part of the park.

Visited July 2012
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“Very cool, great for the kids and adults.”
Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

I went here when I was a kid back in the 80's and was less than impressed then, so I went in with low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised at the end of the day there. It has been updated tenfold since then and is a great way to spend an afternoon. Great collection of snakes, crocs, alligators, frogs, ect. The show are fantastic, DONT MISS THEM! Well worth the visit. Crowds get big at peak time, so get in the seats early.

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“The Sea World of Reptiles”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

The Reptile Gardens was unexpectedly really cool. The shows that they had where knowledgeable and fun to watch. It was fun to watch the trainer get chased by the alligators. The reptiles, birds, and other animals were fun to see and you can close to a lot of them. The giant turtles especially. In the gift shop, there is one half of the store with the typical South Dakota fanfare souvenirs, but the other half of the store has more unique gifts like African jewelry direct from the tribes in Africa. The price in the summer is a little bit more, but it's worth it. The Verdict- Go!

Visited July 2012
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“Kids of all ages”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Here we go again, to much fun. We seen the bird show, seen the gators, snakes, (yuk, but my grandson and husband liked them), seen the bald eagle, popped up at ground level to see the prairie dogs, (your in a bubble, ground level, looking eye to eye with them) went to pet the giant tortoise, went to see the beautiful birds and flowers, went in the sky dome, seen the tortuga falls, and lots more. We had a picnic lunch we brought in with us. We had to buy a stuffed turtle for my grandson as we left from the gift shop. Must see this place. Spend a good 4 hours here.

Visited July 2012
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