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“Variety and exciting shows” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Reptile Gardens

Reptile Gardens
Ranked #1 of 65 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!
Henderson, Nevada
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211 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Variety and exciting shows”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

We love coming to reptile gardens for a some entertainment that is exciting and death defying!!
Plus seeing all the orchids and plants in bloom, one of our favorite things!

The crocodile show was well done and very informative, getting to pet a baby alligator was interesting also, my Grandson loved it!

The giant tortoise were interesting, you don't stand in their way, they will just keep going, no matter what, and at their size, it's us that have to move, it seems they are treated well at this facility and have a large enclosure.

We walked through the snake and insect exhibit, creepy!!

Did not go to the snake show, too scarey for me, I had seen it along time ago and it made me to anxious then, so knew I couldn't do it again.

They employ several local teachers in the area for summer break, which is nice they stick with local people to help out.

They have a lovely gift shop, although not inexpensive, I have seen higher priced "gifts" at local merchants. But they have a variety of fun items to take home with you. We bought a stuffed turtle for my grandson. Plus have a small snack bar, at least for a drink.

Take plenty of shade, on a hot day it can be uncomfortable. Sunscreen is a must!

Visited June 2014
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Richland Center, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great learning for the kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

They have so much more then just reptiles this place is clean friendly and informative. The shows are great for the kids to learn from and the animals birds, frogs, snakes, bugs and more are great to see up close

Visited June 2014
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Rapid City, South Dakota
1 review
“Amazing, favorite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

We get season passes and go several times a year, it is always a great time. My family and I love it. It is great EVERYTIME

Visited July 2014
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Jackson, Tennessee
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85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Reptile gardens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

It was interesting less the rude tourists. We enjoyed seeing the animals and snakes and the giant turtles. It is a must especially with kids but not too little because they really don't understand what they are looking at and just run wild and scream a lot. Our grandson is 8 and is really into bugs and spiders and he got aggravated with the screaming. Not to take away from the attraction though. It is worth a visit and educational.

Visited June 2014
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Oelwein
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250 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Always a good time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

We have stopped here many times over the years and if you have children they will love it. Make sure you catch the alligator presentation it is entertaining as well as educational. A nice stop on the way to Mount Rushmore.

Visited June 2014
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