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“Expected more”
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!
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Expected more”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Gator show and snake show was really good. Tracy taught us what we needed to know, and threw in humor for the adults. He was awesome.

Bird show boring, glass cases with snakes kind of boring. A lot of cases were up high, so daddy had to lift his 9 and 6 year old up all the time; not fun. If they are trying to attract families, they should have made the cases available for everyone to see. What if you were in a wheelchair? You would only see half the exhibits?

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Awesome! ”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

This is a must if heading to Rapid City or the black hills. The bird show was good, but the aligator and snake show were awesome. Tracy the guy who did both the aligator and snake show was terrific from his knowledge to his humor it made the shows fun! The gardens were beautiful as well.

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Germantown, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great time”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The shows were great and we appreciated the fact they were scheduled so closely together, but the are scheduled throughout the days for those who don't want to hit all the shows one after another. Tracy was a delight with the snake and alligator show- kids and adults laughed and enjoyed the show. We highly recommend spending a few hours here.

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Velva, North Dakota
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“ICK....Reptiles, but I loved it!”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

The gardens are beautiful at the reptile gardens. Beautiful. We watched the alligator show and snake show. Awesome young man who did a great job. Once again while being entertained, I learned somthing. The kids in the audience were just enthralled with his presentation. I did not stop to pet the snake or the alligator, but many did. I do not like reptiles. They do a nice job and yes, I will go back. I will bring the grandchildren!

Visited August 2014
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A lot of variety”
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

This was a very fun 2.5 hours. The shows done by Ryan (?) were the best - very entertaining and educational. There were a lot if different types of snakes, bugs, birds, etc.

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