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Address: 8955 S Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57709
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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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Better than the zoo

Here at reptile gardens they give you safety tips and demonstrations on rattle snakes. They also entertain you with an alligator wrestler. And you get to observe the bird... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Tarea O
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Pierre, South Dakota
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Pierre, South Dakota
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Here at reptile gardens they give you safety tips and demonstrations on rattle snakes. They also entertain you with an alligator wrestler. And you get to observe the bird display in the dome with non poisonous snakes. Could be imagined like a mini safari.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Reptile Gardens is a fun & relaxing way to spend the day with the grandkids. The outdoor scenery is pleasant & the the kids thoroughly enjoyed the hands on environment as well as the various shows. Everything from the giant tortoises to smallest of insects was there to take in. Once you enter you stay as long as you like... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have a photo with that giant Tortoise. It was very lovely and very well-maintained. The children loved it so much.

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Metamora, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reptile Gardens is a great place for families looking for fun in Rapid City. Our 8 and 12 year old girls loved it. Very entertaining gator and snake shows.. The domed area is great fun, many reptiles large and small. The place is clean and well laid out, with many good photo ops! I would say a half a day... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 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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109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 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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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 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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68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 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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