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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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More than Just Snakes!

Don't hesitate to take in this attraction! It is more than just snakes, and it is truly an educational experience as well! Everyone was so polite and courteous and made you feel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 July 2015
Wells95
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Montana
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Montana
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Don't hesitate to take in this attraction! It is more than just snakes, and it is truly an educational experience as well! Everyone was so polite and courteous and made you feel incredibly welcome! Definitely worth the trip!

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

I was put off by the price, but my husband insisted and I'm glad he did. He loves reptiles and I labeled the $17 entrance fee worth it when I saw those turtles. No kids with us but we enjoyed it like kids. It was so awesome to be able to be so close to these amazing creatures. So many... More 

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North Manchester, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

We almost didn't go here, based on a review I had read before leaving. That would have been a big mistake! This place is beautifully maintained and they had an awesome aviary. The shows they put on were very interesting...and exciting. Don't know that I felt super comfortable during the alligator show...but I'm not the bravest person. The price was... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Between Mount Rushmore and Sturgis, pay a visit $17adult and $11 children till 12, If you like reptiiles here you can find them! Alligators, cobras, anacondas, the oldest big turtle, but also a small biosphere world with thousands lizards, birds. 3 shows near 2 hours . Kevin a beautiful blue eyes boy , wIll introduce you to alligators and snakes... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

The grounds are absolutely beautiful with perfectly landscaped flower beds everywhere. They do have some interesting shows, alligators, snakes and birds, more entertaining than educational. I would advise going early to beat the crowds.

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Washington, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to the reptile gardens. It is a bit pricey, so I made sure we stuck around for a few hours to make it worth the cost of admission. The three shows were very well done and great for all ages. All together, that took about 90 minutes. We spent another hour or more on the... More 

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Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Nothing to call home about. This is great place for younger children whom never been to a zoo before. We spent a lot of money getting in for only a 20 minute walk through.

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Dickinson ND
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

The grounds are well kept, the snake and alligator shows were interesting. We spent 3/4 of a day there. Food and drink available.

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Great fun with a bird show, alligator show and snake show. Large building with all kinds of snakes, spiders etc. Just made a return trip this year. Worth it!!

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Our family has been to quite a few zoos and reptile centers, so I wasn't sure if we would benefit from another. Boy, was I glad we decided to go! Not only did it bring back memories from when I was a kid, but it was a great educational experience for all of us. (No longer are you able to... More 

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