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Reptile Gardens, Rapid City

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Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • I was very happy to visit Reptile Gardens and it was the highlight of our trip out west. On buying our tickets we were told the "shows" only went on during the summer Memorial Day to Labor Day which.....  more »
  • A must stop if in the area. Better in summer than off season as you can’t pet the tortoises and they don’t do all the bird, snake, and gator shows. In the off season, we went through in under an...  more »
  • Beautiful!!! Cool, overcast day. Not very crowded because of the weather but it was the perfect time to visit. The landscaping is breathtaking, the displays are well done and informative. Great place for younger kids as they have room for them to run and play. The staff members are well trained and very helpful. We had a great time and hope to go back soon.
  • We had a great time. The entire place is well-set-up with a lot of different animals. The gentleman that was running The snake show in the morning at 10:15 and The reptilian show at 11 o'clock on Saturday, August 24, 2019 deserves a raise. He was super educational. But he was also a great entertainer. Hilarious with self deprecating humor.

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