Reptile Gardens

4.7781 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: 8955 US-16, Rapid City, SD 57702, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8003350275
  • Ticket Price: 17 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Wildlife Park, Zoo, Family And Kids

This unique zoo cum wild Animal Park is definitely a treat for wildlife enthusiasts. It plays home to a wide variety of reptiles and unique plants that aren’t seen just everywhere. In fact the Reptile Gardens is the largest reptile zoo in the whole wide world with more number of reptiles than any other zoo or animal park. They have got snakes, lizards, crocodiles, komodo dragons and amphibians to name a few animals in their collection. Many of them have also been featured in popular TV shows too. They are very particular about getting their animals from zoos and not capturing any from the wild. This park may give some visitors literal creepy crawlies, but being so unique, is a treat that shouldn’t be missed.

Reptile Gardens Travel Tips

  • To avoid large crowds, best time to visit is either early in the morning or late afternoon.
  • In summer season, though gates close at 6 pm, grounds and gift shops are open till 7:30 pm.

Entrance Ticket Details For Reptile Gardens

Spring Season (March 5 – May 26)

  • Adults: 12.50 USD
  • Seniors: 11.50 USD
  • Children (5-12): 8.50 USD
  • Children (4 & under): Free

Summer Season (May 27 – September 5)

  • Adults: 17 USD
  • Seniors: 15 USD
  • Children (5-12): 11 USD
  • Children (4 & under): Free

Fall Season (September 6 – October 31)

  • Adults: 12.50 USD
  • Seniors: 11.50 USD
  • Children (5-12): 8.50 USD
  • Children (4 & under): Free

Winter Season (November 1 – 30)

  • Adults: 9.50 USD
  • Seniors: 9.50 USD
  • Children (5-12): 6.50 USD
  • Children (4 & under): Free

Discount given to US Military personnel. Please ask authorities for the same.

Contact park for group rates.

Reptile Gardens Hours

Summer Season: May 27 - Sept 5

  • No admission to the guests at 6:00pm, but the grounds and gift shop will be open until 7:30pm.

How to Reach Reptile Gardens

  • By renting or hiring a car/taxi.

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  • Reptile Gardens Address: 8955 US-16, Rapid City, SD 57702, United States
  • Reptile Gardens Contact Number: +1-8003350275
  • Reptile Gardens Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Reptile Gardens Price: 17 USD
  • Best time to visit Reptile Gardens(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Reptile Gardens: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 72.25% of people who visit Rapid City include Reptile Gardens in their plan

  • 63.06% of people start their Reptile Gardens visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Reptile Gardens

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

91.59% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Reptile Gardens

People normally club together Bear Country USA and Downtown Rapid City while planning their visit to Reptile Gardens.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Reptile Gardens Reviews & Ratings

  • For a relatively small place there is lots to see. It is all very professionally presented and they really take care of their animals. Even in the off season the bird and snake shows were great. Finally, the gift shop has a section of gifts that represent areas of the world where some of their animals come from, including fair trade items. All around lovely place - way better than I expected. If you are in the area, go here. It is well worth it!

  • This is literally the most interesting place with animals I’ve seen. We were stopping by absolutely randomly and was extremely surprised! The biggest alligator 🐊 is omg 😮 so impressive! He’s almost 50yo his name Maniac and he really is 😂 And from the first sight you can tell that animals are treated very nicely in that place! All the cages very clean! Stuff very friendly. Animals feeling happy and calm. You would see so many reptiles 🦎 they all healthy and wonderful! I wish I would come back one day to see the again. And birds show also super interesting for kids and adults as well.

  • First off they are dog friendly. We were able to walk through with mine on a leash. There are many interesting exhibits. Several free (with price of admission) snake and bird shows during the day. Good for all ages. It is noisy inside so if your dog is sensitive, be aware. Mine jumped several times when the birds squawked, she also wasn't to sure if the big tortoises. Went during October so there weren't many tourists around. I would suspect that it gets very crowded in the summer. Price is reasonable. Would visit again.

  • 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 saw the sign and just decided to stop by, and we didn’t regret! It was the best reptile garden I’ve been so far! And the gift shop it’s not like in all the places , it’s different and we really loved the experience

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