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Reptile Gardens, Rapid City

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#1 of 11 in Outdoors in Rapid City
Located on the road to Mount Rushmore, Reptile Gardens was entered into the Guinness World Records in 2014 for being the largest reptile zoo in the world. A guide will introduce you to the attraction's reptile residents. An alligator and a birds of prey show are both regular events. Ask about show times when you purchase your ticket at reception, or visit the website to check the calendar. Make Reptile Gardens part of your personalized Rapid City itinerary using our Rapid City tour site .
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  • Over the past few years I have visited Reptile Gardens numerous times and have always seen something new each visit. My own Kids and Grandkids have all enjoyed it and have learned lots as well ! Only ...  more »
  • We stopped after visiting Mt. Rushmore kind of as a spur of the moment thing and we were pleasantly surprised at how much we loved this place. The animals were amazing, the domes where you can get som...  more »
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  • I definitely enjoyed this place just as much as I did when I was little. Looking at all of the different reptiles and animals in general is pretty neat. I had forgotten that they had an area where the animals are loose and it's interesting watching them interact with people and other animals. I suggest going during the week as it wasn't overly busy while we were there.
  • Lots of great memories from my childhood here! The same tortoises are still there 🤓Fall probably isn't the best time of year to visit but I wouldn't change it for anything. If you are visiting Rushmore this is definitely another stop that you should make. Their snake show us AMAZING and we got to pet a baby alligator.
  • Tons of parking. Our tickets was good for another visit while we were up here. We like the bird and snake shows. Our kids love seeing the turtles and snakes! Souvenir shop at the exit. It was a good visit overall! We were here for about 3 hours..
  • Our family loves this place! The grounds are so beautiful and my kids love all of the different animals. The tortoises are their favorite, they love scratching their necks. I also love that being a local you get the season pass, and boy do we get our monies worth out of that.
  • This place was really cool. My son couldn't stop running to see all the cool animals. His favorite was the alligators. My favorite was the bald eagle. Very family oriented and organized.

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