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Reptile Gardens

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So beautiful!

We were thoroughly impressed with this place. The gardens are simply amazing and beautiful. They... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer K
Billings, Montana
Don’t skip this

Breath taking landscaping. Great souvenir shop. Wide range of reptiles. Cool snakes you don’t ever... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gibbon, Nebraska
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“giant tortoises”(178 reviews)
“baby alligator”(38 reviews)
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...more
8955 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6577
+1 605-342-5873
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were thoroughly impressed with this place. The gardens are simply amazing and beautiful. They had an extensive collection of animals and reptiles to see and the old west town was super fun. I can't wait to go back!

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed visiting this, but not sure it is worth the money to see it more than once and we come to SD at lease twice a year.

Thank iowaturbot
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Breath taking landscaping. Great souvenir shop. Wide range of reptiles. Cool snakes you don’t ever see in zoos. This place is keep very nice. I would recommend the snake show also. One of our favorites in the Rapid City area.

Thank mandc81
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our kids, 6 and 3.5, enjoyed themselves immensely. From the snake show to the cute little playground to the lovable 100+ year old tortoise, it was a hit!

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not been here in over 30 years since I last lived in South Dakota & was amazed at the changes & growth of the place. The grounds, with lovely flowers, trees & overall landscaping are well worth the price of admission! The bird show...More

Thank BCBesanc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved looking at all the reptiles , frogs, and other animals . We had fun feeding the large turtles leaves that had fallen on the ground. The plants and flowers were beautiful and we also liked all the rocks displayed. We did not take in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no easy way to describe this place. They have at least one of every snake I ever heard of and several I never knew existed. Alligators and crocodiles and bears, well not bears, but whatever. The staff is great and will let you...More

Thank TheHeyseed
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a day here watching the shows and checking out the reptiles. The shows were entertaining and informative. Yes, it is touristy but it is worth the time and money.

Thank Nick_S_WI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was interesting. Not very informative as to times of each show, only that the next show would include what species. They failed to state that in the dome, the room with the birds also includes a live undated snake hanging in a tree which...More

Thank cheryltimm67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My one year old loved going here. The tortoise was awesome to get to pet. The alligator show was very informational and fun.

Thank arcrock
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Kadee D
24 July 2018|
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Response from Charles B | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 3 hours, was enough time to see the three presentations (we did arrive just as one was about to start) and see all the other things as well.
Luke R
3 July 2018|
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Response from Maggie S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are 3 shows, birds, snakes, and alligators. The exhibits are well done. I love watching the prairie dogs. The young man doing the gator show is an amazing communicator. It is not just a show, it is educational... More
10 June 2018|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
We did not see that.