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Reptile Gardens

8955 S Hwy 16, Rapid City, South Dakota 57702 USA

139 Reviews
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Fri 9a-4p
  • Independent
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Wifi
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“See. Slither. Learn. Laugh.”

Founded in 1937 by our reptile loving patriarch, Earl Brockelsby, Reptile Gardens has steadily grown to one of the leading tourist attractions in the Midwest - we house more species of reptiles than any other zoo or park in the world. Our second and third generations are dedicated to carrying on Earl's legacy, not only by having top-notch displays, but while also offering outstanding hospitality. This latter quality was honored by the State of South Dakota in 1994 when we became the second recipient of the George Mickelson Award for Great Service to South Dakota visitors. Today, we continue on as a family business with Earl's nephew, Joe Maierhauser, as the President, Chairman of the Board, & CEO, Earl’s sons, John as director of public relations, and Jeff as corporate treasurer, his daughter, Judee Oldham, is the corporate secretary and her son, Jeff Oldham, is sales manager.

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Emily Q.

Very friendly and helpful staff. Family accommodations. Fun and doable for families. Kids can walk it without strollers if need be. The snake show was fun - the host had great comedic timing. It's... Read more

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Aleli Z.

Honestly, wow. You can tell the reptiles are well taken care of. This place is clean. Highly recommend coming here/stopping here even for a little time. My son had such a good time. We will... Read more

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Shannon H.

We love this place and can't wait to go back. Giant tortoises and feeding alligators and crocodiles and caimens... lots of cool animals to enjoy and just another fun thing to do in this great... Read more

Reptile Gardens

8955 S Hwy 16
Rapid City, South Dakota
57702 USA
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Open now until 4:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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